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Fr. Gonzalo Borquez

How many times has someone climbed a mountain only to find that they are still not at the summit? And, in fact, a cliff lies between them and the higher peaks. Throughout history, humanity has...


Columbans support Myanmar boarding school

Columban Missionaries have been supporting boarding houses in Myanmar since 2009. Through the support of benefactors, Columbans have assisted in building brighter futures for the students at these...


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Sometimes a line of poetry or the words of a hymn can stay in our mind for many years.

   By Fr. John Burger

“We need to be on our way now” were the words of Columban Fr. Pat Colgan even though the rain continued to...

   By Navitalai Paulo
Jennifer joining village activities

One of the many joys of being a Columban lay missionary is the joy of entering into a new culture and...

   By Jennifer Lunor

“Why did you choose to join the Columban missionaries and not some other missionary organization?” is a...

   by Fr. Timothy Mulroy

I grew up on a farm in Co. Clare, Ireland, with four brothers and five sisters. We all did our share on...

   By Fr. Michael Doohan

The city of Wuhan where I live is always changing. We can see new public slogans almost every day.

   By Seo Min-ah


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Sometimes a line of poetry or the words of a hymn can stay in our mind for many years. Something in the turn of phrase resonates in our heart. For some reason, these lines have stuck with me over the years.

“Lord, teach us to pray,
It’s been a long and cold
December kind of day.
With our hearts and hands all busy
in our private little wars,
We stand and watch each other now
from separate shores.
We lose the way.”

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    Change the World

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

Columban Fr. Palanapa Tavo gives communion to the sick

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

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

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