Columban Sisters

Columban Sr Mary Dillon (right) has worked in Myanmar since 2002. She helped developed a home care health program for people living with HIV/AIDS and established a respite house, the Hope Centre, to enable people from distant places to avail medical care.

In the countries  where we work,  Columban priests and Columban Lay Missionaries work in cooperation with Columban Sisters from a standpoint of solidarity with the poor and the integrity of creation. 

On 29 September 2014, the Columban Sisters celebrated their 90th Anniversary in mission across Asia, the Americas and Europe. Since the foundation began, Columban Sisters were first called to establish and manage institutions serving Educational and Medical needs. In the late 70s, the foundation moved towards less structured ministries, meeting a wider variety of needs for the poor and marginalised. 

"I am among you as one who serves" (Luke 22:27) 

As Catholic missionary religious women, Columban Sisters give expression to their commitment to the mission of Christ in the world through a variety of ministries and services by focusing on: 

  • Education and Health Services 
  • Empowering People through communicating Gospel Values.  
  • Recognising and Promoting the Dignity of the Human Person 
  • Issues related to women and children, including Human Rights 
  • Promoting Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation 
  • Dialogue with people of other faiths and cultures 
  • Cross-Cultural Mission 

Sr Susanna Choi, from Korea, is the current Congregational Leader of the Missionary Sisters of St Columban, having been elected to the position in 2017. She previously served for many years in Myanmar, where, as a qualified nurse, she worked in the area of health care. To learn more about the inspiring work of the Columban Sisters and other related projects visit:  www.columbansisters.org 

2021 Columban Mid-Year Appeal

Support the Columban Mid-Year Appeal in solidarity with those living in desperate times with little hope for the future.