1922 - 100 Points of Light


Construction on the Columban seminary in Bellevue, Nebraska proceeded throughout late 1921 and the first half of 1922, under the direction of Columban Father Edward J. McCarthy.

An illustrious dedication ceremony took place on June 29, 1922, led by Archbishop Jeremiah J. Harty of Omaha, and included dozens of Catholic clergy, nuns, and other religious, along with many other dignitaries.

Incidentally, the date of the seminary’s dedication was four years to the day after the establishment of the Society. Classes began at the Bellevue seminary on September 1, 1922.

The Columban Fathers had set the stage for a new wave of missionaries trained in the U.S., as well as a lasting presence in Bellevue.

Dedication ceremony in Bellevue, Neb.

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
email: mission@columban.org