Jesus Christ invites all Christians to incarnate His love in our world, to make it “flesh and blood” in our lives, relationships, work and play.

Through baptism, you were committed to living a Christ-like life. Through confirmation, you personally reaffirmed that commitment. In the Eucharist, you receive his Body and Blood to nourish you and sustain your Christian living.

Columban Fr. Bill Morton
Fr. Bill Morton

But are you wondering how God is calling you to live out your faith commitment?

We invite you to consider how Jesus Christ is personally calling you through your gifts and talents, your deepest hopes and aspirations, what will give you lasting satisfaction and happiness.

Our way of life is missionary priesthood, and the particular challenge we offer is this: Is Jesus Christ inviting you to join us as a Columban missionary priest?

The Columban Fathers live out that calling by living among the poor, the disadvantaged, and those who haven’t heard the Good News.

Have you considered how you will serve? Our Missionary Society involves priests, sisters, lay missionaries, staff and volunteers from around the world, all of whom have answered the call.

If you are interested in learning more about the missionary priesthood, please contact:


Fr. Bill Morton
National Vocation Director
Columban Fathers
St. Columbans, NE 68056

Phone: 877-299-1920
Email: vocations@columban.org

Interview with James Trewby

James Trewby, Justice and Peace Education worker with The Columban Missionaries in Britain, is interviewed by Leeds Diocese Youth and talks about Columban priests, lay missionaries and coworkers.


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
1902 N. Calhoun
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org