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Fr. Gonzalo Borquez

How many times has someone climbed a mountain only to find that they are still not at the summit? And, in fact, a cliff lies between them and the higher peaks. Throughout history, humanity has...


Columbans support Myanmar boarding school

Columban Missionaries have been supporting boarding houses in Myanmar since 2009. Through the support of benefactors, Columbans have assisted in building brighter futures for the students at these...


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Jennifer joining village activities

One of the many joys of being a Columban lay missionary is the joy of entering into a new culture and...

   By Jennifer Lunor

“Why did you choose to join the Columban missionaries and not some other missionary organization?” is a...

   by Fr. Timothy Mulroy

I grew up on a farm in Co. Clare, Ireland, with four brothers and five sisters. We all did our share on...

   By Fr. Michael Doohan

The city of Wuhan where I live is always changing. We can see new public slogans almost every day.

   By Seo Min-ah

Na yacamu? Na yacaqu, O Jinky mai, Philippines. What is your name?

   By Evangeline "Jinky" Ucol

Since I was appointed to mission in China I have been constantly asked what kind of ministry I have been...

   By Fr. Kwon Dae-mun


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A good friend of mine, a religious Sister, served on the missions in Ethiopia during a terrible famine there. A year or two later she found herself back in the United States speaking to various groups, sometimes to Catholic schoolchildren, about her mission experience. She felt herself becoming angry when she would see the children emptying perfectly good sandwiches and fruits into the trash. She was smart and selfreflective and realized the kids had not seen the poverty and desperation she had seen, so she knew she had to work on her own feelings.

But, of course, as much as it may have been unfair to judge the kids harshly, she was not wrong about the issue of food. A few months back Pope Francis said that a negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, damaging the lives of individuals and...

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Your prayers and gifts are changing the world! Sharing the Gospel calls us to put ourselves at the service of the poor. Columban missionaries feed the hungry, care for the sick, teach the poor and bring the light of Christ to people in Asia, South America and the Pacific rim. Find out how together we can change the world.

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

Columban Fr. Palanapa Tavo gives communion to the sick

Adapting to the Needs of the People

The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

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

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