It is nice to hear someone say to you, “Make sure you stay in touch." You might be leaving to move to another place or to go on mission somewhere overseas.

 

Columban Father Chris Saenz returned to Omaha after many years as a missionary priest in Chile where he worked among the Mapuche people in the south of Chile and in the…

 

Before I arrived in my mission assignment in Britain, I spent my last few weeks in New Zealand busily saying goodbye to my dear friends, and all the while preparing myself…

 

After a poem by the Koryo monk Ch’ungji

 

The empowerment of women and girls is a most urgent need in today’s world where discrimination, violence and exploitation of women and girls, especially in the developing…

 

I first considered becoming a priest when I was seven years old. Mysteriously enough I still remember that strong feeling of being called by God.

 

Savenaca Momo from Nadelei in Ba Province, Fiji, is the epitome of a gentle giant. He joined the first team of Columban lay missionaries to leave Fiji.

 

In Memory of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan

 

Learning a new language is only part of the challenge for missionaries. Local people have their own cultural values and see things differently from outsiders.

 

A few years ago, I was enrolled in a university in Wuhan, China.

 

In 1970 I was a theology student at our Columban seminary in Ireland and worked in our book store.

 

The Columban Missionary Society which was originally founded for mission in China finally ordained its first Chinese Columban at the beginning of 2020.