Columban Mission Magazine Featured Stories

In This Issue
Here are the latest stories from Columban missionaries around the world working with the poor, homeless and those in need. You can find these stories in the current issue of Columban Mission magazine. New stories will be add each week. 


Friends of Earth

 January 18, 2021

My name is Danish Yakoob and I’m from Latifabad, Hyderabad, Pakistan. I have been working as a Columban co-worker in the Hyderabad Diocese since November 1, 2016.

By Danish Yakoob

When in Pakistan for the First Time

 January 11, 2021

It has been nearly a year since I arrived in Pakistan as a lay missionary.

By Hazel Angwani

Sharing Food

 January 7, 2021

Who would have imagined that I would be cooking food and treating people? I was a total stranger to cooking before joining the lay missionary sending orientation program in Korea.

By Kim Sun-Hee Sunny

St. Nicholas Church, Nagar Parkar

 January 4, 2021

The Parkari Kohlis are one of many tribal peoples in Sindh, Pakistan, who live in an on-going state of liminality; that is geographically, religiously, economically, politically and socially they...

By Fr. Tomas King

Subanen Ministries Honor God's Creation

 December 28, 2020

The Subanens are an indigenous people whose ancestral habitat is the highlands of northwestern Mindanao in the Philippines.

By Fr. Vincent Busch

Christmas Rush in Fiji

 December 21, 2020

While the rest of the world shops and parties frenetically in December, the people in Fiji busy themselves too – in providing retreats, carol singing and charitable outreaches to the less...

By Fr. Patrick Colgan

God's Message at Christmas

 December 17, 2020

Christmas always brings joy in my life. As a child, I always looked forward to the coming of that day.

By Elbert Balbastro
Christmas Mass

Christmas in Paradise

 December 14, 2020

People often boast about having celebrated Mass in churches that are, “centuries old,” such as the great cathedrals of Europe.

By Fr. John Boles

Christmas in the Summer

 December 7, 2020

Last year, at the beginning of Advent, I received a letter.

by Fr. Jung Euikyun Carlo

The Shimmering Promise of Bethlehem

 December 1, 2020

In 2013, after twelve years in administrative assignments with the Columban Fathers, I was given the chance to take a sabbatical. I seized the opportunity and chose to do a six-week course at the...

By Fr. John Burger

Bring Hope

 December 1, 2020

Fr. Peter O’Neill, the Columban Leader in Australia and the Columban Peace, Ecology and Justice Coordinator, visited Timorese workers at the Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in East Warrnambool...

By Fr. Peter O'Neill

Coco and Rosa

 December 1, 2020

The missionary journey of Jorge Juaregui, called Coco for short, and his wife Rosa Ramirez, began when the Columban Fathers assumed responsibility for the rapidly expanding housing estates being...

By Fr. George Hogarty

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