Latest News

October 4, 2018

O God, You made us in Your own image
and redeemed us through Jesus Your Son.

October 3, 2018

The next day was more adventurous. Fr. Nilton drove us to Navala, a traditional Catholic village in the mountains over Ba. We got to the bridge just outside the village at 9:30 a.m. A raging torrent kept us from driving over it. The villagers really wanted Mass and to celebrate the Columban centenary with us, so they sent their water taxi to bring us over.

October 3, 2018

Father, I abandon myself into Your hands;
Do with me whatever You will.
Whatever You may do, I thank You.
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me,
And in all Your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into Your hands I commend my spirit;
I offer it to You, Lord,
and so need to give myself,

October 2, 2018
In So Many Words

This year we recall with gratitude the living faith of Columbans and others that has shaped our individual journeys and that of our Society for our first 100 years of mission to the world. Individually, we celebrate our own journeys of striving to be missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

October 2, 2018

My good Angel,
you come from heaven;
God has sent you to take care of me.
Oh, shelter me under your wings.
Lighten my path, direct my steps.
Do not leave me and defend me against the spirit of evil.
But above all come to my help
in the last struggle of my life.
Deliver my soul so that with you it may praise,

October 1, 2018

Lord, I desire that in all things Your will may be done,
because it is Your will,
in the manner You want,
and as long as You want.

I beg of You to enlighten my understanding,
to inflame my will,
to purify my body,
and to sanctify my soul.

October 1, 2018
SunHee Kim

In January 2015 I began a new ministry in Payatas, the Philippines, known as the second Smokey mountain. I am assigned with Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) center for special children. In the center, the physical therapy and learning program are offered to the children three times a week.

October 1, 2018
Migrants on rescue ship Aquarius

Let us look at ourselves as human beings with dignity, values, and inalienable human rights. We are persons not like the animals that see enemies and rivals all around them in the wild and they fight and kill for food and survival. Respectful cooperation and helping all live with equality and justice is essential for us to live in harmony and peace.

October 1, 2018

I am half way through my two months stay in Nacemaki Village after my course in the Fijian language. The villagers are very welcoming and friendly. I eat with different families every day. I swim, go to the gardens occasionally, and I have visited the koro makawa (earlier site of the village). Best of all, I have the opportunity to say Mass in Fijian every evening and to preach at Mass on Sundays.

September 30, 2018

Mary! A Name too pure for mortal lips
Or language of the seraphim,
First borrowed from the songs of heaven,
It stirs the soul, yet soothes our fears.
O Mary! Who, in joy, or tears,
While onward over the surges driven,
Has ever unaided called on you,
You Star of life's tempestuous sea!
Sweet Name of power and virgin love,


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.

Quick Contact

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