We work at mission education through our flagship publications including The Far East magazine and our monthly Columban eBulletin and through in our Parish Appeals. We are also engaged in mission education through workshops and presentations. Columban Missionaries are involved in giving workshops and presentations on mission to recently arrived and departing missionaries and more recently to groups of trustees and board members entrusted with the care of schools and hospitals previously run by religious.
We work with organisations like Catholic Health Australia, Good Samaritan Education, Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St John of God Health Care in providing mission education. We also work with teachers and Catholic Education Offices. Mission Education is an important new mission which we hope to develop.
Columban Missionaries are an active member of Catholic Religious Australia’s Australian Mission Network (AMN) and through the Network we work with other religious congregations and with Catholic Mission in raising the consciousness of Mission in Australia.
Events & Conferences
A multi-sector dialogue on living the joy of the Gospel and leading mission
The Mission: One Heart Many Voices 2017 conference explored Pope Francis’ vision for mission and was set within the spirit of the documents Amoris Laetitia, Evangelii Gaudium, Redemptoris Missio and Evangelii Nuntiandi.
Columbans Fr Patrick McInerney presented a workshop on Christian-Muslim relations in challenging times and Fr Noel Connolly's Masterclass focused on Mission Theology.
The conference was held in Sydney, in the month of May. For more information about the conference please visit: www.mohmv.com.au
Pope Francis’ Inspiring Vision (Booklet)
"The Joy of the Gospel is an inspiring and demanding document. It is Francis’ programme for the Church and will take us years of prayerful thought, action and discernment before it starts to shape our hearts and reform the Church." (Fr Noel Connolly SSC)
Price: $5.50 (incl. GST)
Pope Francis' Laudato Si' (Faith and Ecology)
In the words of this beautiful canticle, St Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. In 2015, Columban Missionaries welcomed and celebrated the release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si’ (published 18 June 2015).
- Listen to the Columban Laudato Si' audio podcast via SoundCloud (narrated by John Doherty)
- Explore other Columban Resources that support Laudato Si'
The Francis Effect (Books)
Inspired by Pope Francis, AMN and Catholic Mission present two books featuring commentary by twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church.
Read Columban Fr Noel Connolly's commentary on 'A Theology of Leadership for Mission' featured in book one (see page 7).
The Francis Effect I: Living the Joy of the Gospel
Offers valuable insight in response to Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). Read the online version or buy your print copy via the Catholic Mission shop.
The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home
Features perspectives on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si'. With its focus on ecology and creation, the book offers readers insight and challenges to what Pope Francis calls “the greatest moral challenge of our time.” The book is available for purchase via the Catholic Mission shop or explore the online version.