What is God asking of me during Lent this year?

Feb 14, 2023
Taking inspiration from this year's Lenten Resource 2023 - A Short History of Happiness: Lent to Easter by Columban Fr Charles Rue, we ask this question, 'What is God asking of me during Lent this year?'.
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  How the Columban Subanen Christmas Cards are made

Dec 05, 2022
Columban Fr Vincent Busch introduces the Subanen Crafters & demonstrates how the Subanen Christmas Cards are made.
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  Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

Nov 25, 2022
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th November launches sixteen days of activism.
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  Pakistan: Eyewitness report on devastating monsoon season

Sep 01, 2022
In the Columban-run parish of Badin, about 100 km SE of Hyderabad, in the Sindh province, the danger from the floods has been substantial. The parish is home to people of the Parkari Kholi and Sindhi Bheel tribal groups and the Punjabi community. Columban Fr Pat Visanti, after doing an initial survey,…
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  From trail of tears to path of healing

Sep 01, 2022
The water became a conduit between the original Cherokee of this place and myself. This sacred water was mediating a kind of reconciliation with no formal record or recognition but simply the inner authority that comes from the divine presence of a God-encounter in the water, the rocks, the mountains,…
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Jul 11, 2022
Columban missionaries joined NAIDOC Week (July 3rd-July 10th), a focused time each year in which to recognize and celebrate the history, people, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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  Reflection - Participation - making space for grace

Jul 11, 2022
Such participation needs to be inclusive of our multicultural society. For our Church, community has been enriched by Catholics of varied cultural expressions of faith. But we also need to reach out to those on the fringes of the Church.
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  Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jun 23, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society endorses the Joint Interfaith Statement Welcoming the First Meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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  Reflection - Nonviolence or non-existence?

Jun 08, 2022
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
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  Faith leaders endorse Uluru Statement from the Heart

May 27, 2022
“My hope is simply that Catholics will be inspired by Jesus to join the hard work of finding constitutional recognition of the voice of first peoples into our Parliament and that reconciliation will find new energy and witness at this moment in history,” said Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli.
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  National Reconciliation Week

May 26, 2022
National Sorry Day (May 26th) and National Reconciliation Week (May 27th – June 3rd) are important annual observances to acknowledge past and ongoing injustice, and “to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.” Everyone has a role to play in contributing to the…
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  Vocations Sunday

May 08, 2022
Columban missionaries have received the call from God to leave their homelands and enter into different cultural contexts sharing life with the people among whom they live and serve.
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  Feast of St Joseph the Worker – International Workers Day

May 01, 2022
Pope Francis says, “How can we speak of human dignity without working to ensure that everyone is able to earn a decent living?” The Feast of St Joseph the Worker reminds us that work negotiations must be based on respect and their fairness be enforced by governments.
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  Intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments

Mar 24, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society Peace, Ecology and Justice Office, as a member of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), endorses the Network’s letter to the Government Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment in support of an intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests…
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  A quest for freedom

Mar 09, 2022
Young people were among the most active in the protests. My students among them. They persistently asked why I did not join them in the street, but I was hesitant. I kept assuring them that I did understand what was going on, but secretly in my heart, I wondered.
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  International Women’s Day - March 8

Mar 08, 2022
International Women’s Day is marked annually to raise awareness about equality
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  Sweat on your Christmas tinsel

Nov 12, 2021
People do not care what Christmas means. “They just know that Christmas will bring them financial profit and thus it is about an industry, the production of related products and earning commercial profit.
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  Migrant ministry during a pandemic

Nov 12, 2021
I am a Chilean Columban and was involved with young people at a university in the city of Mokpo, when I received a phone call from a number I did not recognise.
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  Walking to save the planet

Nov 10, 2021
The response from so many has been unbelievable. At every stage, the “climate pilgrims’’ were offered food and accommodation in churches, schools, community centres and private homes.
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  Feel at Home

Oct 04, 2021
As an outsider and a foreigner from South Korea, I enjoyed my relationships with the people of the parish, but it was not easy to be recognised as an official member of the parish team and participate in the activities in the Church as such, especially without the support of the parish priest.
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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.

2023 Columban Art Calendar

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The Columban Art Calendar is an iconic Catholic Calendar, well-known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information and is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries. 2023 marks the 101st edition.

Calendar Dimensions: 220mm (W) x 320mm (H)

1 Calendar $10.00 Special Offer: Buy more than one Calendar and pay $8.00 for each additional one. Price excl P&H

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