Jesus Christ invites all Christians to incarnate His love in our world, to make it “flesh and blood” in our lives, relationships, work and play.

Columban Fr. Bill Morton
Fr. Bill Morton

Through baptism, you were committed to living a Christ-like life. Through confirmation, you personally reaffirmed that commitment. In the Eucharist, you receive his Body and Blood to nourish you and sustain your Christian living.

But are you wondering how God is calling you to live out your faith commitment?

We invite you to consider how Jesus Christ is personally calling you through your gifts and talents, your deepest hopes and aspirations, what will give you lasting satisfaction and happiness.

Our way of life is missionary priesthood, and the particular challenge we offer is this: Is Jesus Christ inviting you to join us as a Columban missionary priest?

The Columban Fathers live out that calling by living among the poor, the disadvantaged, and those who haven’t heard the Good News.

Have you considered how you will serve? Our Missionary Society involves priests, sisters, lay missionaries, staff and volunteers from around the world, all of whom have answered the call.

If you are interested in learning more about the missionary priesthood, please contact:


Fr. Bill Morton  
National Vocation Director  
Missionary Society of St. Columban,  
1902 N. Calhoun St.,  
St. Columbans, NE 68056  


Interview with James Trewby

James Trewby, Justice and Peace Education worker with The Columban Missionaries in Britain, is interviewed by Leeds Diocese Youth and talks about Columban priests, lay missionaries and coworkers.