On February 20, 2016, the strongest tropical storm to hit the South Pacific region converged on the nation of Fiji. With winds reaching 185 mph, tropical cyclone Winston was recorded as a category 5 storm. The destructive winds, storm surges, and heavy rain had a devastating effect throughout the small island nation.
As we Columbans enter into our second century of mission to the world, I would not have imagined myself returning to the United States to do home mission.
In recent years, Chile has received hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants from other parts of Latin America. Fr. Daniel (Dan) Harding tells the story of some of these migrants who live in the parish of San Columbano, Santiago, Chile.
By Fr. Daniel HardingMay 20, 2019
I wonder what the first Easter was like. How did the disciples feel about losing their teacher and friend and then realizing the truth of His resurrection? What was the first Easter like for them? It must have been a very exciting day–different from any other day!
By Fr. Kurt Zion PalaMay 15, 2019
In December 2017, a generous Malate parishioner gave the Columbans complimentary tickets to watch Ballet Philippines perform "The Nutcracker" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
By Gertrudes C. SamsonMay 13, 2019
Every family in Kachin State in northeastern Myanmar, formerly Burma, seems to be affected by drug and alcohol addiction. For over 60 years this area has known only war as the Kachin Independence army and the Burmese military battle for control of this resource rich state.
By Fr. Eamon SheridanMay 8, 2019
Protecting children from harm is the primary duty of all adults, yet millions of children are hurt and abused in the world these days.
By Fr. Shay CullenMay 6, 2019
If you are a regular reader of Columban Mission, you are used to seeing Fr. Tom Mulroy's face on this page. He is the new international leader of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, and I have been appointed to take his place. I am Fr.
By Fr. John BurgerMay 1, 2019
What do we know of the woman we call Mother of God and Mother of the Church? She was probably born in Nazareth, a Galilean town of about 1,600 people, in the reign of Herod the Great.
By Fr. Cyril LovettMay 1, 2019
The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained a priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of St. Columban's day in November 2018.
By Fr. Donal McIlraithMay 1, 2019