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. 


Reflections on Prayer

 October 26, 2020

The late art critic Sr.

By Fr. Finbar Maxwell

A Dentist Is Called to Priesthood

 October 22, 2020

Sharing my vocation story stirs up mixed feelings within me.

By Mosese Yacalevu

A Life for Andrea

 October 19, 2020

“Hope springs eternal” goes the phrase, even in the saddest of situations, and surely none can be sadder than the case of young Andrea Alvarez.

By Fr. John Boles
Jerry and other farm workers

A Heart for the Poor

 October 15, 2020

There are many days when I am at home in the tribal villages in Sindh, Pakistan.

By Jerry Lohera
Elbert out in the community.

The Sunshine of the Missionary

 October 12, 2020

Our mission partners and benefactors are very essential in the day-to-day life of the missionaries.

By Elbert Balbastro

Journey to Recovery

 October 9, 2020

Every Saturday afternoon, Fr. Paul drove off faithfully in the car by himself. For several years, all I knew was that he was heading to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting somewhere in the local area.

By Fr. Timothy Mulroy

Adopted at 70

 October 7, 2020

It is almost impossible to describe the appreciation and love that Catholic Kachins in Myanmar have for Columban missionaries, and at times, it can be almost embarrassing.

By Fr. Patrick O'Donoghue

Sailing on the Ocean of LIfe

 October 5, 2020

Myanmar is far behind in terms of education, compared to other countries, having been shut off from the outside world for 50 years by the military junta.

By Lenette Toledo

Feeding the Five Thousand

 October 1, 2020

In the Gospels, there are several accounts of feeding a large crowd from scant supplies. These accounts may be versions of one memorable event for which several accounts have survived.

By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

How Life Has Changed

 October 1, 2020

I had just arrived in the Philippines shortly after ordination. It was 1973 and something unprecedented was happening back home in Ireland. Limerick had made it to the all Ireland hurling final!...

By Fr. Daniel O'Malley

All Creatures Great and Small

 October 1, 2020

October with its blue skies and bright leaves is a time for appreciating the beauty of the earth. Appropriately, October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis.

For eight centuries, St. Francis...

By Fr. John Burger

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