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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.

 

February 2017

It's been nearly six years since I arrived in Birmingham, England, as a Columban lay missionary.

February 2017

The other day I walked out of the church after Mass. There is a group of beggars there at the gate of St. Peter’s Church.

February 2017

The Columban missionaries began their work in Peru in 1951 and continue working throughout the country today.

February 2017

Cricket is played everywhere in Pakistan. On streets, in parks and wherever there is an area big enough for the game. People of all classes and faiths play it.

February 2017

When I instructed catechumens in Japan, I spent the first year dealing with ordinary catechetical matters. After Baptism we studied St. Luke's Gospel and Acts.

February 2017

The Columban missionaries staffed the three parishes on Amakusa Island in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, from 1950 through 1997.

February 2017

We all marvel at the deep and simple wisdom children hold in their hearts and on their lips.

February 2017

We were told that we would be spending about five days in Agoo (the Philippines).

February 2017

While at my age being the main celebrant at the Holy Week ceremonies can be very demanding on a worn out body, it is more than compensated by experiencing first hand the…

February 2017

Like the air we breathe, water is essential for our life and well-being. The average person here in the U.S. uses 80-100 gallons in a variety of ways throughout each day…

December 2016

The tall elderly man leaning slightly on his cane, stands out among the people of the Andes.