New Video: 100 Points of Light - 1920. After a great deal of preparation the Columban Fathers left their familiar surroundings to fulfill the mission in China for which they were commissioned.
In 1919 the Columban Fathers began shaping their organization.
The story of the Columban missionaries began in 1918 with Society co-founder Fr. Edward Galvin’s dream of becoming a missionary to China. That dream guided Fr. Galvin from Ireland to the United States and the founding of the Missionary Society of St. Columban.