100 Points of Light - 2000


As a new millennium dawned, the Columbans looked back on their achievements in the 20th century, while similarly casting an eye to the future of the Society.

The much-feared Y2K disaster never occurred, but much political and social change had taken place all over the world, and within the Society itself.

The Columban ordinations of the year 2000 reflected the increasingly international character of the Columban Fathers, including new priests from the Philippines, the United States, and Korea.

Within the first few years of the 21st century, the Columbans would reestablish or expand their presence in countries from which they had been expelled, like Myanmar and mainland China.

The Missionary Society of St. Columban entered the new millennium with hope for the future and a recognition of needs that were changing with the times.

Baptism at a mission center

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
1902 N. Calhoun
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org