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Due to precautions for COVID-19, the U.S. office of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, St. Columbans, NE, is closed until further notice. Please direct any inquiries to, and someone will respond to you soon. Our office staff continues to work from their homes during this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

— The Missionary Society of St. Columban

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Stories from Columban Missions

After completing my six year term as Regional Director for the Columbans in Ireland I had the opportunity...

   By Fr. Patrick Raleigh

It started, really, with an invitation from catechist Tobia to come and talk about the Marian Movement of...

   By Fr. Donal McIlraith

Strolling along the path, I turned a corner and suddenly my eye caught a statue.

   By Fr. Timothy Mulroy
The Sisters, Columban Fr. Michael Hoban and neighbors

For the past seven years, I have traveled on Fridays to the Carmelite monastery located in a mountain...

   By Fr. Michael Hoban
Sihyeon and Columban Fr. Rolly with a youth group in the Philippines,

On August 1, 2017, I travelled from the height of the Korean summer to an equally hot Philippines to study...

   By Sihyeon Teresa Bae

Last year, in December, I had the opportunity to attend the mission-sending Mass for Hazel Jean Angwani at...

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Although all Columbans may not agree with me, I think our life as Columbans has three important hallmarks.

The first of these is our community life; despite living quite separately, we are a brotherhood. Many of us have lived alone in isolated places for years; the simple fact is that mission sometimes demands it. On the other hand, we Columbans are sometimes referred to as a “family.” Although a few of us are in fact related to each other in the normal way as brothers or cousins, and some have had sisters who are Columban Sisters, most of us are not held together by a family connection. Many of our relatives have been generous benefactors over the years, supporting Columban mission, not only by giving a son or a brother, but also by backing us financially and in numerous other ways. I think to say we are a family does say...

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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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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