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Stories from Columban Missions

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia
Led by the Spirit

On May 19, 1973, I was ordained a priest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia, along with eleven other candidates. I was in Form 5 at…

Michael and friends
What's in a Name

When we make new acquaintances, our name is certainly the next big thing to be shared after an exchange of warm greetings. Some would even go as…

little girl walking
Chanda Is Walking

Recently a new parish has been created, and I was asked to minister to almost 300 families in thirteen villages spread around interior Sindh near…

Columban student Matang Moeniba from Kiribati helping a family peel garlic for sale.

Columban seminarians are helping to bring true hope to one of Manila’s most notorious slums. “This’ll be a real eye-opener,” Lydio told me, and he…

 Two Caregivers pictured together
Caring for Caregivers

I’ve been working as a shelter supervisor for many years. I have met a lot of caregivers who came to our center for assistance and shelter. I have…

Sr. Anne on a home visitation with the sick in Pakistan.
Risking All for Christ

As the Columban Sisters celebrate their centennial year, Sarah Mac Donald speaks to Congregational Leader Sr. Anne Carbon about her life as a…