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.


September 24, 2018

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? (Psalm 24)

September 17, 2018
Columban Frs. Barry Cairns (right) and Leo Schumaker (left) in front of the window  

Columban history in the Japan mission is behind this stained glass window of the Risen Christ. In 1979, the architect of the new headquarters for the then almost 100 Columbans in Japan commissioned stained glass artist Hideo Matsuda to create Stations of the Cross for the new chapel.

September 10, 2018

It is interesting to watch those television programs that deal with people passing through customs as they return from holidays or family visits abroad.

September 3, 2018
Faith and formation in Fiji  

We had our retreat in Nadi Ashram in May 2014. During our retreat I was passing by the road from the house where I stayed to the dining hall, along the way I saw a beautiful bougainvillea. Despite being a very old tree with few leaves on it, I was struck by the beautiful flowers it had.

August 30, 2018

In my opinion love and kindness are the two words that most clearly express the life of Jesus.

August 27, 2018
The Mission of the Trinity  

An African saying is my reminder: "If I go alone I go faster. If I go with others I go farther." This year, I hope to go a little farther so here is a reflection on a key moment in the life of Jesus – His call to mission within the Trinity. It is our call to Columban mission too.

August 20, 2018
Fr. John and Josè  

Sometimes you come across a bond of love that makes you feel really humble. This is what happened to me when I met Josè and David.

August 13, 2018
Peter singing with some of his HEC classmates as backup  

I am Peter, and I am a third year student at Columban Fr. Neil Magill's Higher Education Center [HEC] in Mandalay, Myanmar (formerly Burma). We get two weeks holiday during the academic year, but most of the 90 students at the HEC cannot go home.

August 8, 2018
Children play at the Center  

"The children, the young children, we have to do something about the children, they are at risk." Warmi Huasi is a small civil association (NGO) I set up with others twelve years ago to accompany families, and especially children at risk, who live in situations of poverty.

August 1, 2018

The story is told of a good and prayerful woman who claimed to have had a vision of Christ. She went to see the bishop. "Did you talk to him?" he asked.


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