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FROM THE DIRECTOR

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What makes a life a success in the grand scheme of things, that is, a success in God’s plan? Down through the centuries, the same message echoes: it is not through fame, power, strength, accomplishment, or acquiring a fortune that we make a success of our lives.

A look at the lives of the saints tells the story multiple times; a successful life is not about overcoming obstacles, circumstances or other people. It is about overcoming ourselves. The saints and other Christian heroes took their cues from these few lines in St. Matthew’s Gospel. “Blessed are the poor  in spirit. Blessed are those who mourn. Blessed are the meek. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Blessed are the merciful. Blessed are the pure in heart. Blessed are the peacemakers. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake...

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Your prayers and gifts are changing the world! Sharing the Gospel calls us to put ourselves at the service of the poor. Columban missionaries feed the hungry, care for the sick, teach the poor and bring the light of Christ to people in Asia, South America and the Pacific rim. Find out how together we can change the world.

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

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Columban Fr. Kevin Mullins

Adapting to the Needs of the People

The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org