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Christmas Appeal 2017

November 24, 2017
Christmas in Mandalay

This holy time of the year — filled with family togetherness, gift giving, and heartfelt sharing — is, in the deepest sense, a time of prayer and reflection. Christmas is solely about God. Christmas is about God fulfilling His promises, saving His people, coming to us — as one of us — in Jesus Christ.

Columban Missionaries on Opening of COP23, Bonn, Germany

November 6, 2017
Fijian dancers at the opening of COP23 conference

Columban General Council on the opening of the United Nations’ COP23 presided by Fiji and hosted  in Bonn, Germany, wishes to send a message urging all leaders to take meaningful action on advancing the agreements made at COP21 in Paris and COP 22 in Marrakesh.  Columbans have been present in Fiji for more than 60 years and know intimately the impacts of climate change on small island states in the Pacific.

The Missionary Society of St. Columban Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017
Spring Drinking Water

The Missionary Society of St. Columban, a Catholic missionary organization serving in fifteen countries around the world, says: "Columbans serve communities across the globe who daily face the devastating impacts of a dramatically changing climate. Our mission experience of living with poor communities impacted by environmental degradation compels us to work for the full restoration of our relationships with all of Creation." (Society Climate Change Statement, Sept 2014).

Columban Fr Shay Cullen to Receive Prestigious Dutch Award

May 2, 2017
Pope Francis with Columban Fr. Shay Cullen

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen is set to receive another prestigious international award in recognition of his work against child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

In November, the missionary, who is based in the Philippines, will receive the 2017 Martin Buber Award.

The honor reognises his work, through the PREDA Foundation, helping children and women.

He will be presented with the award in Kerkrade during the annual International Festival of Dialogue – EURIADE.

About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Quick Contact

Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org