Refugees

  Journalist missionary returns home to God

Nov 23, 2022
"The dizzy times may be over now. The lengthened days that borrowed hours from the night belong to the past, but a reservoir rich in the humanity of trust in God and faith in neighbour has truly blessed my life."
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  Celebrating 60 years of service to God’s mission

Nov 23, 2022
Columban Fr John Hishon celebrates 60 years of service to God's mission
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  The joy of accompanying young people in a parish context in Pakistan

Sep 27, 2022
My sense of contentment had to do with being a witness to God’s grace and love present and active in their lives and finding how best to support, affirm and accompany them in their human development and faith formation.
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  Mission Sunday - You shall be my witnesses (Acts 1:8)

Sep 27, 2022
Dear brothers and sisters, I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church, and a new era of missionary activity among Christian communities.
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  Christmas cards that celebrate kindness

Sep 27, 2022
We thank, most of all, our kind God who, through our habitat, provides us with food, water and shelter as well as the paper and pencils we use for our livelihood.
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  Migrant and Refugee Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Sep 27, 2022
In his Message for this year’s 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis speaks to the theme of his Message: ‘Building the future with migrants and refugees’.
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  Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2022

Sep 09, 2022
There are challenges to be met, yet also opportunities to be celebrated. “The presence of migrants and refugees represents a great challenge, but at the same time an immense opportunity for the cultural and spiritual growth of everyone”. We also live in gratitude for the gift migrants and refugees are…
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  Resettling God’s people

Aug 12, 2022
In a few short years, with its long experience of people leaving the country, Ireland found itself coping with something quite different, people coming to stay. The skylines of its cities and countryside once packed with the crosses of Christian churches began to include the symbols of mosques and temples.
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  National Refugee Week 2022

Jun 19, 2022
National Refugee Week this year runs from Sunday June 19 to Saturday June 25, with World Refugee Day on June 20.
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  Adelaide to Santiago - Sharing mission experiences across the Pacific

Jun 07, 2022
Fr Dan began the webinar, presenting the context of mission in Chile and following Pope Francis, the importance of the Church going out, listening, relating to the broader society, and being a Field Hospital for the broken and poor.
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  An unnoticed displacement crisis

Mar 08, 2022
During October 2021, several Venezuelan women living in Casa Betania, a House of Hospitality for female migrants in the Columban parish of San Columbano, in Santiago, Chile, offered to tell their stories. Their identities have been changed. The parish also operates a House of Hospitality for men.
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  Ending indefinite and arbitrary immigration detention for asylum seekers

Feb 18, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society endorses the statement from Catholic Religious Australia urging the Prime Minister to make changes to the Government’s system of immigration detention for asylum seekers.
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  Demonising the victim no solution to crisis

Jan 14, 2022
Economic migration tells us the movement of people reflects the movement of wealth and investment. Debt strangles development and while it is a major obstacle to progress, the flow of wealth out of developing nations to centres of finance and tax havens is an even greater scandal.
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  Pandemic piles suffering on suffering for migrant families

Jan 14, 2022
I often heard that one or other parent, a brother or sister was in the United States, but their exact location was unknown. Families without immigration documents had been split while smuggling themselves across the border. Frequently, parents have been jailed; their children placed in foster care. These…
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  Christmas Message 2021 - Columban Fr Peter O'Neill

Dec 14, 2021
Columban Leader Australia, Fr Peter O'Neill shares his Christmas message to Columban benefactors, family and friends. He prays for all to be blessed with peace and joy this Christmas.
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  Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our world

Nov 09, 2021
Columban Fr Warren Kinne reflects on the eighth chapter of the Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti of the Holy Father Francis, on fraternity and social friendship.
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  Paths of Renewed Encounter

Oct 11, 2021
Columban Fr Warren Kinne reflects on the seventh chapter of the Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti of the Holy Father Francis, on fraternity and social friendship.
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  Please listen to my story

Oct 04, 2021
Something unprecedented is happening in Latin America!. More than one-sixth of the population of Venezuela, 5.6 million out of 30 million, has left the country since 2015.
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  Families forcibly removed

Sep 28, 2021
These desperate families have nowhere else to go and now Chile is making it more difficult to receive them.
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  Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2021

Sep 26, 2021
“Our ‘we’ ”, says Pope Francis, “both in the wider world and within the Church, is crumbling and cracking due to myopic and aggressive forms
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