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 1, 2018
1929 Philippines  
February 1, 2018
Students and staff at St. Columbans, NE  

"You are mad to try to organize a foreign missionary society while Ireland is in the throes of a World War," was the warning which met Fr. Edward Galvin, just returned to Ireland after four years work in China. He and Fr.

February 1, 2018
In So Many Words  

Since our founding in 1918, the Society has published a magazine, first under the title of The Far East, while it is now known as Columban Mission.

February 1, 2018
 

This year, as Columban missionaries celebrate a century of mission, we pause to look back and marvel at the abundance of God's blessings.

February 1, 2018
White Dove  

I Columban
Born and bred
Among the soft roll of hills
in the pasture land of Leinster.
Playing, working, praying in praise
walking the fi elds of Creation.
Saturated in beauty of mount and vale
hearkening to animal call and birdsong

January 15, 2018
Immigrants and refugees, just like Joseph, Mary and Jesus, do not want to leave home and familiar surroundings.  

Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and left that night for Egypt, where they stayed until the death of Herod.

January 8, 2018
 

I used to really find it difficult to understand that my father and my mother loved me for who I am. I struggled growing up because I always feel I have to prove myself that I am the best son they could ever have. And the irony is that I am the only son.

January 2, 2018
 

I have mixed feelings reflecting on my experience of learning the Chinese Mandarin language. This includes happiness, sadness and confusion. By the end of this semester, I will be finishing up with full-time language studies.

December 22, 2017
Fr. Taemoon visits Yang Ai  

I am Taemoon Kwon, a Korean Columban who was ordained a priest in 2010.

Currently I am working in China. My main ministry is to share with Chinese Sisters and priests about spiritual direction and retreats and to look for Columban vocations.

December 20, 2017
I am more ready to welcome Christ in my heart.  

When I was asked to write about the meaning of Christmas for a newsletter for Columban lay missionaries, I wished to share with other missionaries about something special or unique which others never imagined.

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