Peruvian Beginnings

Peru opened its arms to me in the first days of September 1978. That meant learning the language, and the language school was in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba was a beautiful place, and I finished an intense language course there.

God Is With Us

In March 2013, Columban Fr. Bobby Gilmore wrote this letter to his niece Sarah and her husband Rob when he found out that Annabel Grace was born with Cystic Fibrosis.

Dear Rob and Sarah,


There was a lonely Mission
Where Jesus was adored
They knew His ten commandments
And read His holy word.

They knew His love was tender
They felt His simple call
And every year would render
A testimony in the name of all.

The Clever Monkey and the Pig

A long time ago in Japan there lived a travelling man who went from place to place with his monkey who could dance. Sometimes he played music or sang and the monkey danced along with the music. After he put on a show he got money from the people who watched.

The Spirit of a Missionary

A few weeks ago Maria Johnson, Director of Hispanic Ministry, sent a note to Columban Father Maurice Foley asking him to write some articles about his missionary experience. Following 20 years in Korea and 36 years in Latin America, Fr. Maurice returned to his home country of Ireland.

A Subanen Woman's Story

I am Mercy Gawason, and I am a Subanen woman. I am 26 years old, and I work in the Subanen Craft Center in Ozamis City, the Philippines. I met Columban Fr. Vincent Busch in 2004, and he taught me the art of making Mandalas and wooden beads.

The Age of Disbelief

It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged.

Cusco Children's Report

cusco-images-1The farmers have just cultivated th

A Trip of a Lifetime: Walking Alongside a Missionary

trip-of-lifetime-china-oct16-2In April 2016, I joined Archbishop George Lucas of the Omaha archdiocese on a trip of

Graduations at Balay San Columbano

Columban Fr. Don Kill shared the following update about the kids served by his ministry, Balay San Columbano, in the Philippines.


About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Quick Contact

Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org