Columban Mission Magazine Featured Stories

Students and staff at the Higher Education Center
March/April 2019
Kevin (center) promoting vocations
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In This Issue
Here are the latest stories from Columban missionaries around the world working with the poor, homeless and those in need. You can find these stories in the current issue of Columban Mission magazine. New stories will be add each week. 


Dealing with Grief and Loss

In my ministry as a priest I have encountered many experiences of grief and loss, and, like any other human being, I have had to deal with these difficult emotions both in myself and in others.

By Fr. Joseph Joyce

April 22, 2019

A Woman of Great Faith

Although my mother uttered her first words in the Philippine Ilocano language, we are a Chinese family and along with my brothers and sisters, I was born in Hong Kong.

By Dawn Rosa Chiu

April 15, 2019
Students and staff at the Higher Education Center

Counting Your Blessings

The Higher Education Center [HEC] is for poor but bright young women and men who cannot afford further education after high school.

By Fr. Neil Magill

April 9, 2019

An Easter Meal in Chile

The scene is one full of children waiting eagerly for their Easter meal. Noise levels reach a climax.

By Oisĺn Kenny

April 1, 2019
Kevin (center) promoting vocations

From Microsoft to Mission

The editor of the Columban magazine The Far East, Sarah MacDonald speaks to Columban lay missionary, Kevin Sheerin, about his journey from Operations Account Manager with Microsoft to helping t

Sarah MacDonald interviews Columban lay missionary, Kevin Sheerin

March 25, 2019

Cheers for Christ!

"Na yacamu?" (What is your name?) I got used to being asked this question every time I meet people in the village.

By Evangeline "Jinky" Ucol

March 18, 2019

The Beautiful Game

Sport is always a great way to bring people together.

By Oisĺn Kenny

March 14, 2019

Commitment to Justice

Language is a basic skill we need to communicate, to express our feelings and to understand others. But, we are divided by different languages used in nations or cities.

By Michael Javier

March 11, 2019

I Learned Love

Dear brothers and sisters!

By Sihyeon Bae

March 7, 2019

In So Many Words

Back in 1990 a missionary priest in Taiwan was the parish priest of a small parish that had a small kindergarten attached. The kindergarten was underused and struggling.

By Columban Missionaries

March 1, 2019

Patience and Perseverance

As a tall, athletic youth, Fr. Tom Rouse was a valued player on any rugby team. He was also a diligent student, who excelled in history and math.

By Fr. John Burger

March 1, 2019


My grandfather's name was Ireneo, but he was best known and called "Tata" by everyone in the family or Tatay Neo by everyone else who knew him.

By Sherry Lou Capill

March 1, 2019

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