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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. 


A River Crossing

 May 28, 2020

“We need to be on our way now” were the words of Columban Fr. Pat Colgan even though the rain continued to heavily pour in Korovou village, Fiji. The Prophet Mohammed’s birth (Peace Upon Him) is...

By Navitalai Paulo
Jennifer joining village activities

The Journey Continues

 May 25, 2020

One of the many joys of being a Columban lay missionary is the joy of entering into a new culture and sharing my faith and experience with the people, while at the same time learning so much more...

By Jennifer Lunor

A Letter from God

 May 20, 2020

“Why did you choose to join the Columban missionaries and not some other missionary organization?” is a question that I’m often asked.

by Fr. Timothy Mulroy

Mike and The Mechanics

 May 18, 2020

I grew up on a farm in Co. Clare, Ireland, with four brothers and five sisters. We all did our share on the farm, helping out during the holidays. My brother John, who was five years older than me...

By Fr. Michael Doohan

Unconditional Love

 May 15, 2020

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

By Seo Min-ah

Cheers for Christ!

 May 13, 2020

Na yacamu? Na yacaqu, O Jinky mai, Philippines. What is your name?

By Evangeline "Jinky" Ucol

Good Friday in China

 May 11, 2020

Since I was appointed to mission in China I have been constantly asked what kind of ministry I have been involved in given that mission activity is banned in China.

By Fr. Kwon Dae-mun

Rise Up and Walk

 May 6, 2020

In the Gospel we hear how Jesus performed a miracle by saying to the paralyzed man, “Rise up and walk!” Today He continues to work the same miracle, maybe not directly, but through the...

By Columban Fr. John Boles

Prayer Experience

 May 1, 2020

After I qualified as a veterinarian, I volunteered to work on an agricultural project in South Korea for two years which was started by Columban Fr. P.J. McGlinchey. While attending Sunday Mass...

By Fr. Michael Riordan

Feeling Thankful

 May 1, 2020

I responded to my baptismal call to become a lay missionary with the Columbans in 2017.

By Lily Faunillan

The Paradox of Abundance

 May 1, 2020

A good friend of mine, a religious Sister, served on the missions in Ethiopia during a terrible famine there. A year or two later she found herself back in the United States speaking to various...

By Fr. John Burger

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