2024

  Columbans elect the New General Council and Columban Lay Missionary Central Leadership Team

Jun 09, 2024
The Columban General Assembly 2024, after separate processes of discernment, prayer and “Conversations in the Spirit”, have elected the New General Council and Columban Lay Missionary Central Leadership Team for a period of 6 years.
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  World Oceans Day (8th June)

Jun 08, 2024
The health of oceans is integral to all life
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  Laudato Si Masi Mural

Jun 07, 2024
Missionary Society of Saint Columban "Empowering Children’s Voices Through the Laudato Si Masi Mural"
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  World Environment Day

Jun 05, 2024
World Environment Day (June 5th) focuses on action to protect the Earthly home of us all.
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  Vatican Climate Summit

May 31, 2024
The three-day event culminated in the formulating of the Planetary Climate Resilience Protocol signed by all participants to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change to be shared with nations.
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  Laudato Si Launch – Call for the ‘Care for our Common Home’ to Children commences’

May 27, 2024
Laudato Si Awareness and Campaign all over the world is from the 19th to the 26th of May, 2024.
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  Columban General Assemblies since 1994

May 22, 2024
Preparation for 2024 assembly have been aided by the traditional process of holding assemblies/conventions in each Region and Mission Unit
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  International Biological Diversity Day - May 22nd

May 22, 2024
Social connection, listening to one another and learning together about what can be done to support biodiversity in our local place can also be an antidote to the isolation and loneliness that many experience today. Keeping in mind coming generations is another common motivator.
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  Responding to the waste crisis

May 20, 2024
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) has submitted to the Australian Government Senate Inquiry Waste reduction and recycling policies, in which they made several suggestions for policy change to address the deepening waste crisis.
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  Laudato Si’ Week - Seeds of Hope

May 19, 2024
At the heart of the Columban mission is sharing Gospel joy. Columban missionaries strive to live lives with joy and trust in the Lord and to be signs and instruments of God’s communion in a world of conflict and suffering. Laudato Si’ week runs from 19th-26th May.
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  God loves everyone

May 06, 2024
Columban lay missionary Nathalie Marytsch shares one of her mission experiences.
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  Saint Joseph the Worker

May 01, 2024
St Columban’s Mission Society has a special association with Saint Joseph who is the patron of the Church in China, where the Columbans began their missionary work in 1920.
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  Earth Day April 22nd

Apr 22, 2024
Being open to the possibilities that life can offer
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  Welcome Speech at Multifaith Community Iftar Dinner

Mar 25, 2024
In that way, we will fulfil the purpose of this evening’s Multifaith Community Iftar Dinner. We will be “Building Bridges Between Believers from Different Religions”.
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  Earth Hour 8.30 pm, 23rd March

Mar 23, 2024
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007 as a symbolic gesture to show support and commitment to our earthly home. Yet, the annual observance is about much more than switching off lights and devices for an hour.
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  World Water Day 22nd March

Mar 22, 2024
Protecting water, one of earth’s most valuable resources is a matter for everyone.
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  Vatican's Ramadan message urges collaboration towards achieving world peace

Mar 18, 2024
The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue has released its annual Message for the Month of Ramadan and 'Id Al-Fitr, focusing on working towards peace in light of the increasing number of conflicts in the world.
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  Strengthening Indigenous protections for Sea Country

Mar 12, 2024
Catholic Religious Australia released a statement on March 7, 2024 supporting the strengthening of Traditional Owners’ consultative rights when offshore energy projects are proposed.
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  International Women’s Day March 8th

Mar 08, 2024
The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911 with a gathering that grew out of women’s movements in Europe and the women’s suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. This year International Women’s Day continues to inspire more inclusion.
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  Clean up Australia Day March 3rd

Mar 03, 2024
Columban missionaries are inspired to act for creation
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Building Hope

2024 Columban Mid-Year Appeal

Support the Columban Mid-Year Appeal, and together, we can expand our reach, deepen our impact, and empower more individuals and communities to thrive. We thank you for your unwavering dedication and belief in the power of humanity to make a difference.