Past Magazine Stories

Below are stories from past issues of Columban Mission magazine. The Columban Fathers publish Columban Mission magazine eight times a year. Subscriptions are available for just $15 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.

 

 May 2016

My name is Teakare Betero, age 28, and I have been with the Columbans for five years now. At the moment I am studying at the Pacific Regional Seminary.

 May 2016

In 2007 my father talked to me about the possibility of going overseas as a lay missionary.

 May 2016

I came to live in Fujisawa after getting married 58 years ago. I have been fortunate with my health.

 March/April 2016

I got off the minibus at the last stop on the hillside in Huaycan, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

 March/April 2016

Tears flowed down the cheeks of Yudi’s face as he listened to the voice of his mother speaking through my cellular phone while he laid on his ICU (Intensive Care Unit) bed…

 March/April 2016

I left Taiwan three years ago and returned for a two-month refresher course in Chinese Mandarin in March 2015.

 March/April 2016

"What is it that keeps you going?" is a question that I frequently ask other Columban missionaries who live and minister in very difficult circumstances.

 March/April 2016

The Thar Parkar Desert is situated in the southeast of Pakistan in Sindh province.

 March/April 2016

When I was a very young priest just out of language school in Tokyo, my Japanese vocabulary was somewhat limited!

 March/April 2016

The Rainbow Community, a foundation offering services to peoples with intellectual disabilities in South Korea, founded by Irish-born Columban Fr.

 March/April 2016

Fr. Thomas Nan was ordained in 2002 and spent eight years in Peru as a Columban missionary. “When I was young I never knew the Columbans.

 March/April 2016

On September 6, 2015, I celebrated Mass for the last time in prison. For the past 22 years I have been working as a prison chaplain in Western Australian jails.