Our Global Mission

Columban mission in Peru

The Missionary Society of St Columbans is an international Catholic missionary society that crosses boundaries of culture and religion. In the countries where we work, Columban Missionaries - priests, sisters and lay missionaries - live and share the Gospel of Jesus through:

  • Working with poor and exploited peoples.
  • Seeking justice and dignity for those denied their rights.
  • Developing faith communities in the local church.
  • Promoting dialogue between Christians and those from other religions.
  • Growing a culture of peace.
  • Advocating respect and care for the earth and the environment.

We seek to reach out and transform all strata of human life through our evangelising work, opening up the horizons of humanity to the living mystery of God's kingdom, and responding to the poor and suffering where ever they may be found.

Columban mission calls us to a spirituality of listening, a life of prayer and community centred on Jesus whose presence nurtures and empowers us with a spirit of dialogue and boldness, understanding and reconciliation. We grow in contemplation and action with the support of Columban priests, sisters, lay missionaries, co-workers, our companions in mission and friends, and all those whom we touch and who touch us with the gift of God's saving love.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has sent me to bring good news to the poor.
To proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind.
To set the downtrodden free, and to proclaim the Lord's year of favour.
(Luke 4:18)

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2023 Columban Mid-Year Appeal

Support the Columban Mid-Year Appeal so that we can maintain our migrant apostolates, our parishes, and other forms of ministry across the many countries we work in. It is always a delight to help people in real need.