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As a faithful and generous Columban mission benefactor, you may recall that Columban Fr. Tim Mulroy served as Director of the U.S. Region from 2012-2018. He now serves as Society Leader and has...


Fr. Jason shares the Gospel stories through art.

Ordained in 2015, Columban Fr. Jason Antiquera is on mission in South Korea. A skilled artist himself, he has found that “art is the work of the Spirit” in his missionary life.


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Fr. Barry and young parishioners

I never thought that my photo would be on the front cover of a book – admittedly with fourteen others!

   By Fr. Barry Cairns
Meeting the locals

Part of life while growing up was the occasional phone call I would receive from my uncle, Columban Fr....

   By Dáire King
Columban Fr. Timothy Mulroy with Haiti Muller (in the gray shirt)

During the celebration of the Easter Vigil last year, this verse from the Exsultet resonated...

   By Fr. Timothy Mulroy
Fr. Dermot, 2021

“Ever seen a mushroom grow?

   By Fr. John Boles

“Memories Are Made of This,” go the words of the old song.

   By Fr. John Boles

Like many other Columban missionaries before me, I have devoted many years to trying to promote harmonious...

   By Fr. Paul Glynn


Fr. John Burger style=

Recently Pope Francis said, “Kindness frees us from the cruelty that at times infects human relationships, from the anxiety that prevents us from thinking of others, from the frantic flurry of activity that forgets that others also have a right to be happy.” Wow! Three or four good effects from one simple loving habit!

Recently I came across something I had been given many years (decades!) ago. It is a copy of a letter to a priest attributed to Mother Teresa. I decided to try to find out if it was authentic and went searching on the internet. I did not find that particular letter, but I found that she certainly did a lot of writing! And the letter that I had was in her writing style. Mother Teresa had a unique style that was at once simple and powerful. “look around and see – there are so many in the world who are lonely,...

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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. John Greene delivers groceries

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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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.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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