Past Magazine Stories

Below are stories from past issues of Columban Mission magazine. The Columban Fathers publish Columban Mission magazine eight times a year. Subscriptions are available for just $10 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.


May 1, 2017

As part of the on-going formation and education of Columban lay missionaries, I was privileged to take a six-month course on facilitating retreats for young people. The course has given me an in-depth understanding on the psyche and culture of young people in this modern time.

May 1, 2017
Ready to farm  

I usually spend my summer break walking the sands and enjoying the beach but this time around I decided to walk the hills of Don Victoriano Chiongbian, a town of Misamis Occidental, the Philippines, and enjoy the cool river waters of Salug.

May 1, 2017
Fr. Colin McLean  

The Ocean's (Atlantic) Influence Island life is shaped by the ocean.

April 20, 2017

Columban missionary Fr. Tanvir O’Hanlon invited me to work with the Columbans for the promotion of mission in our local church.

April 20, 2017
Dee Ramp, LAOH national missions and charities officer.  

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Sisterhood of Irish and Irish-American, Catholic Women.

March 1, 2017

I still have vivid memories of my first awakening in Lima, Peru, on June 24, 1971. The population all around our mission was made up of thousands of Peruvians from the highlands, who had ventured to the coastal cities looking for a better life for their children.

March 1, 2017
kite flying  

In the history of human life suffering is what every person will encounter in their lifetime. Not even Jesus, the Son of God, was spared from pain as He too had to suffer to fulfill the plan of the Father for His people.

March 1, 2017
Be my feet and be my hands  

I started to write these two poems last year during a workshop training on poetry writing in my ministry with asylum seekers.

March 1, 2017
Adult baptism  

Ethnic Indian people are traditionally obsessed with matters of pollution and purity. Purity is a central value in the culture. The caste system in India is based on this.

March 1, 2017
Luda with Columban Fr. Patrick Cunningham and a friend  

I remember how I silently uttered a prayer to bless me in my desire to become a missionary when Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines in 1985. Years later when I watched a movie about Mother Theresa's life I started to feel remiss about something.


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