E-News - Vol.9 No.10

From the Director - The work of Christmas
Christmas is a holy feast when we contemplate the amazing fact that Jesus Christ was sent by God to come and live with us and change the way we look at the world. (more)
Fr Noel Connolly - A great welcome for ourselves Mission from the centre to the margins
Mission is not just a question of helping the poor and disadvantaged it must involve challenging power and privilege and creating just and inclusive communities. The centre has shifted to the margins. (more)
St Columban's Prayer book

St Columbans Day - November 23
St Columban, patron of the Missionary Society of St Columban, is recognized as one of the great pioneers in western European civilization. Today we celebrate his feast day. (more)

An Energising Experience

An Energising Experience
World renowned Irish Eco-theologian Columban Fr Sean McDonagh has just finished a Pacific Speaking Tour. (more)

What is Advent about?

What is Advent about?
Advent is about learning to wait. It is about not having to know exactly what is coming tomorrow, only that whatever it is, it is of the essence of sanctification for us. (more)

 Funny and genuine incidents along the way

The accident and the Christian monk
Bangkok is very highly developed with its high rise buildings, cars and buses crawling at a snail’s pace and street walks crowded with people. I find the easiest way to get around is on a motorbike taxi.  (more)

Reflection - God breathes in the darkness

Reflection - God breathes in the darkness
The radical healing of God's grace goes beyond our personal sins. The blocks and barriers, the wars and frustrations that cripple and prevent us from believing in ourselves can and must be healed. (more)

Christmas Appeal - 2016

2016 Christmas Appeal
“The poor do not need our compassion or our pity; they need our help.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta. I ask you to support the Christmas Appeal so that, those living on the margins of life in countries where Columbans work, can face the future with hope and optimism. (more)