China- Columban Mission Exposure Trips

June 24, 2011

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  • Discover the roots of Columban history in the original mission country
  • Walk in the footsteps of the first Columban missionaries
  • Experience modern China and meet Columban missionaries
  • Witness the connections between the past, present and future of the Missionary  Society of St. Columban

Details of the Tour:

Hong Kong

  • Meet Columban priests
  • Visit the AITECE Office
  • Visit Mong Kok night-market
  • Attend Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

  • Visit the Marian Shrine at Sheshan
  • Visit the Sheshan Major Seminary
  • Visit Shanghai Cathedral
  • Attend Mass at St. Peter’s Church
  • Local sightseeing
Wuhan City

  • Visit St. Columban’s Cathedral in Hanyang and other churches in the region
  • Meet participants in the Columban Crafts Project, a program for people with special needs
  • Tour rural communities and learn about work of Columbans from 1920-1954

  • Morning Mass at Beijing’s East Church
  • Visit the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace
  • Visit the graveyard where Matteo Ricci and other missionaries are buried
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Attend an acrobatics performance

  • Visit the Cathedral and the mosque in Xian
  • Visit the 8th century Christian Stele
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum
Program Fee:

$2000 Program fee* includes:

  • Internal travel in China Hotel accommodation and meals Sightseeing
  • *International airfare and visa charges are not included in the program fee

  • Trip begins in Hong Kong and ends in Beijing
  • Two Columbans will accompany the group throughout the trip
  • Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy
It is the responsibility of participants to secure their own travel visas. Please visit for more information.*

Click here to download a flyer with details of the trip to share with your family and friends.

For more information and to apply, contact
The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach:
Brian Radziwill