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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.

 

October 2017

Every new beginning entails a risk and the possibility of change. Not all of us welcome risk or change; we may be fearful or lazy, reluctant to leave our comfort zone.

October 2017

Though she herself readily admitted that she couldn't sing, Gloria participated in the church choir every Sunday.

August/September 2017

In 2005 I went to work in the Yakatamachi parish where a group of Brothers and priests, inspired by Charles de Foucald, lived simply and worked among the homeless.

August/September 2017

I was born in County Clare, Ireland, the eldest of seven children, four girls and three boys. I have thirteen nieces and nephews.

August/September 2017

I had the privilege to visit the Punduha ng (Stopover) Mga Dumagat Center in Norzagaray, Bulacan as part of the elaboration of an eco-spirituality module that the Save…

August/September 2017

I grew up with nothing but fear and distance from my father. It seems there was a mountain between us. I envied my friends who had great relationships with their fathers…

August/September 2017

Adai is a grandmother and faithful member of the Catholic community in TianGou village in the mountains of Taiwan.

August/September 2017

I went to China because we used to get The Far East magazine (the magazine of Columban missionaries published in Ireland).

August/September 2017

I clearly remember the first time I visited Julie Santiago. To reach her house, I had to pass by several narrow lanes in the area where I lived.

August/September 2017

Since 2014, St. Joseph's Parish in Ballymun, Ireland, started to look at ways to respond to the needs of young people in the parish.

August/September 2017

In late 1917, Fr. Edward Galvin landed in New York and began a long trek across the country in search of a suitable location for the U.S.

August/September 2017

The blind beggar heard the crowd passing him on the road. Feet hurrying, people talking, all moving quickly along. What was going on?