Korea

100 Points of Light – 1946

In early 1946, the Columban Fathers, along with most of the world, were still recovering and rebuilding from the devastation of the Second World War. The war had taken the lives of a number of Columbans, and many others had …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1940-1949, ALL POST, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan |

100 Points of Light – 1933

By 1933, the Columbans had maintained a presence in East Asia for well over a decade, and were now discussing the possibility of branching out to other Asian countries. The nine newly-ordained Columban Fathers arrived in China in autumn of …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1930-1939, ALL POST, Korea |

The Rainbow Community Receives Award

The Rainbow Community, a foundation offering services to peoples with intellectual disabilities in South Korea, founded by Irish-born Columban Fr. Noel O’Neill, received the Manhae Award in the field of social service. The award ceremony took place in Inje County, …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, Korea, magazine articles |

A Missionary in His Own Country

Mission Promotion at Home Fr. Thomas Nan was ordained in 2002 and spent eight years in Peru as a Columban missionary. “When I was young I never knew the Columbans. I was an altar server in my parish and always …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, Korea, Magazine Archive, magazine articles |

Christmas in Korea

It was Christmas Eve 1981. A few months previously I had begun to live at Emmaus, a community home for a small group of people with special needs. Now being Christmas, I could see how our community was small but …

Categories: ALL POST, Korea, Magazine Archive |

Hospital Chaplaincy in Korea

I came to Korea in 1963 along with six other Columban priests. We should have been the first class of Columbans to go to language school, but when we arrived in Korea we discovered that language class in Yonsei University …

Categories: ALL POST, Korea, Magazine Archive, magazine articles |

Jeju Island Naval Base- A Threat to the South Korean Island of World Peace

Known for its incredible biodiversity, God’s Creation and people on Jeju Island in South Korea are threatened with plans to build a military base that will most likely destroy the fragile coral reef ecosystem, contaminate food and water sources in …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, ebulletin, Korea, Korea Updates |

Ask the Korean Embassy to Stop the Naval Base Construction on the Korean “Island of Peace”

Korean civil society and faith leaders are currently protesting the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island. Known as the “Island of Peace” and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a biosphere reserve, Jeju Island is a …

Categories: Action Alerts Archives, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Korea, Korea Updates |

The Man, the Priest, the Missionary

This is the remarkable story of Fr. Philip Crosbie, a Columban missionary priest who spent over 50 years as a missionary in Korea. He died on the evening of Holy Thursday 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. His story is told by …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Korea |

A Demographic Switch: The Korean Family Changes

Some days I wonder if I am in the same Korea that I came to in 1969. Things have changed so much. Korean society is probably one of the fastest changing societies in the world over such a short period …

Categories: Front Story, Korea Updates |