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.

 

February 19, 2018
Frs. Jude and Joseph  

In February 2015, I was appointed vice-rector to the Columban formation program in Korea. Just like any journey, my journey into formation ministry has been a step into the unknown. Along the way everything seemed new and, as a result, I felt anxious and excited at the same time.

February 17, 2018
Mercy and justice  

On this 100-year anniversary of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, we lift up the Gospel values of mercy and justice at the heart of Columban mission.

February 16, 2018
Lay Missionaries  

Movements and changes continue in the Philippines, at this time of celebration of 100 years of the Society of St. Columban. By God's grace we continue our mission of spreading God's love, especially with those on the margins.

February 14, 2018
Two Sisters helping a mother with her baby in China  

Our story of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban traditionally begins with the words, "It was because two people shared a vision and answered a similar call that the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban came to be." Those two people were Fr. John Blowick and Frances Moloney.

February 14, 2018
Columban lay missionaries at the IDP camp in Myanmar  

Anniversaries frequently have symbols associated with them like silver for 25 and gold for 50.

February 14, 2018
Fostering Unity  

Our Columban History

February 12, 2018
China Formation Committee  

The Missionary Society of St. Columban was founded in 1918 for evangelization in China. The first Columban Fathers went to China in 1920 and began work in Hanyang. The Columban Sisters began work in China in 1926.

February 9, 2018
Fr. Richard Ranaghan  

Richard Ranaghan was born in Killough, Co. Down, Ireland, in 1889. He was ordained in 1914 and ministered in the Diocese of Down and Connor until he joined the Missionary Society of St. Columban in 1917.

February 7, 2018
The first group of Columban priests in China  

In 1954 Fr. Edward MacElroy became the last Columban of that era to leave China.

February 5, 2018
Sharing Gospel Joy  

It is truly a joy for the Missionary Society of St. Columban to be celebrating our centenary. We give thanks to God and all those who have supported us.

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