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A Seed is Sown

In 1986, when I was in the process of learning Cantonese, a Hong Kong friend took me to Mong Kok on the...

   By Sr. Ann Gray

The work of the Columbans over the last 65 years has been blessed by the presence of diocesan priests (...

   By Fr. Michael Hoban
There were so many aspects of Islam, Hinduism adn Buddhism I learned that deepened my own Christian faith

I was born in a predominantly Christian city in the Philippines.

   Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

Four Columbans, John Casey, Patrick Ronan, Owen O’Kane and Patrick Reilly, all attached to the Huchow...

   By Fr. Bernard Smyth

I came home for my highly anticipated home vacation in April 2018 after spending the last three years in...

   By Michael Javier

The easiest way for me to write about prayer is to speak of my own journey with God.

   By Fr. Joseph Joyce


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There used to be a kind of joke going around that said, “As long as there are algebra exams, there will be prayer in the public schools.” Algebra is important, but I think prayer is of even greater importance. Communicating with our Creator gives us dignity and nobility.

Here at St. Columban’s, people do contact us often to offer prayers of intercession particularly when they feel desperate. And recently I had the experience of having a woman I was introduced to as a Columban thank me profusely for praying for her son who had been near death and recovered. The medical situation had been grave, but her prayer was answered. The experience has given her a new perspective on what her definition of a “real disaster” is. Having been so close to losing her precious boy, she is no longer impressed by something as inconsequential as a...

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Your prayers and gifts are changing the world! Sharing the Gospel calls us to put ourselves at the service of the poor. Columban missionaries feed the hungry, care for the sick, teach the poor and bring the light of Christ to people in Asia, South America and the Pacific rim. Find out how together we can change the world.

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

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Columban Fr. Kevin Mullins

Adapting to the Needs of the People

The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

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.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984