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March/April 2020

Arlene (center) with other lay missionaries in Korea

Giving Honor

Every day in our lives we meet people of various ages and from different backgrounds. Many of them we don’t know but some of them we get to know and interact with. And maybe, in one way or the other, whether we know them personally or not, certain people make an impact on our life.

By Arlene Villahermosa
March 30, 2020

Pakistan Revisited

After completing my six year term as Regional Director for the Columbans in Ireland I had the opportunity to pay a return visit to Pakistan where I had worked for a number of years. Columban Fr. Tomas King and my classmate Columban Fr.

By Fr. Patrick Raleigh
March 23, 2020

Mountain Mission

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

By Fr. Donal McIlraith
March 16, 2020

Develop a Merciful Heart

Strolling along the path, I turned a corner and suddenly my eye caught a statue. At first, I was unsure if the figure was male or female, human or angelic, but its pose was striking and attractive. One arm was outstretched, holding a crown.

By Fr. Timothy Mulroy
March 9, 2020
The Sisters, Columban Fr. Michael Hoban and neighbors

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

For the past seven years, I have traveled on Fridays to the Carmelite monastery located in a mountain canyon known as the Cajon del Maipo. I go there to celebrate Mass for the cloistered Discalced Carmelite Sisters.

By Fr. Michael Hoban
March 5, 2020
Sihyeon and Columban Fr. Rolly with a youth group in the Philippines,

A Meeting of Cultures

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

By Sihyeon Teresa Bae
March 2, 2020

Three Important Hallmarks

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


By Fr. John Burger
March 1, 2020

Loneliness for God

“Loneliness has become a silent epidemic; it is, as one doctor wrote, ‘the most unrecognized health crisis of this generation.’ ”

By Sr. Redempta Twomey
March 1, 2020

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.

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