Columban Mission Magazine Featured Stories

Meeting the locals
March/April 2021
Columban Fr. Timothy Mulroy with Haiti Muller (in the gray shirt)
March/April 2021
Fr. Dermot, 2021
March/April 2021
March/April 2021
March/April 2021
Razia and her community
March/April 2021
Gertrudes signing her commitment form
March/April 2021
In This Issue
Here are the latest stories from Columban missionaries around the world working with the poor, homeless and those in need. You can find these stories in the current issue of Columban Mission magazine. New stories will be add each week. 

 

Fr. Barry and young parishioners

"Father! Why Did You Come to Japan?"

 April 19, 2021

I never thought that my photo would be on the front cover of a book – admittedly with fourteen others! All of us, in our 80s, are foreign missionaries still working in Japan.

By Fr. Barry Cairns
Meeting the locals

Next Year Is Now

 April 12, 2021

Part of life while growing up was the occasional phone call I would receive from my uncle, Columban Fr. Tomás King, who is a missionary priest in Pakistan. Every conversation I had with him over...

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

Paschal Candle

 April 5, 2021

During the celebration of the Easter Vigil last year, this verse from the Exsultet resonated deeply within me. As the Paschal Candle, signifying the risen Christ, was raised high, I...

By Fr. Timothy Mulroy
Fr. Dermot, 2021

Mission in Mushroom City

 March 29, 2021

“Ever seen a mushroom grow? asked our gardener one morning in the grounds of the Columban Center House in Peru, as he pointed out to some of us a particularly fine example. “Sprouts up overnight...

By Fr. John Boles

The Sound of Music

 March 22, 2021

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

By Fr. John Boles

Finding God

 March 15, 2021

Like many other Columban missionaries before me, I have devoted many years to trying to promote harmonious relations between Christians and Muslims in the Southern Philippines, a place that has...

By Fr. Paul Glynn

Living in Sub Human Conditions

 March 1, 2021

The village of Parola, Tondo, Philippines, is a shantytown where the Pasig River and Manila Bay waters meet. It has been five years since a huge fire completely gutted it.

By Fr. John Keenan
Gertrudes signing her commitment form

Time In Mission Flies ...

 March 1, 2021

We always hear the expression “Time flies!” and indeed that is true. In 2020, I suddenly realized that I was already celebrating my 10th anniversary as Columban Lay Missionary.

By Gertrudes C. Samson

Acts of Kindness

 March 1, 2021

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...

By Fr. John Burger

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