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Past Magazine Stories

Below are stories from past issues of Columban Mission magazine. The Columban Fathers publish Columban Mission magazine eight times a year. Subscriptions are available for just $15 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.

 

June/July 2024

As the Columban Sisters celebrate their centennial year, Sarah Mac Donald speaks to Congregational Leader Sr. Anne Carbon about her life as a missionary and the challenges…

June/July 2024

In these days of 2024, Columban Sisters throughout the world fi nd our thoughts and our hearts turning back one hundred years towards our first Sisters. The Missionary…

June/July 2024

A natural starting point in our reflection on the early pioneers of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban is the first Superior General, Mother Mary Finbarr Collins. Born…

June/July 2024

Celebrating 100 years of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban is one of the most significant milestones for me since I joined the Congregation 27 years ago. Reflecting…

June/July 2024

“A Christian world and a world yet to be evangelized. That situation no longer exists.

June/July 2024

Years ago, when I was a seminarian, I was sitting in the chapel praying. Another Columban seminarian, Xavier from Korea, was also praying. At one moment, he turned to me…

May 2024

Columban missionaries arrived in Korea in 1933 at the invitation of the Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) Bishop Demange of Daegu Diocese. As many of the MEP priests had died…

May 2024

For almost three decades, working with young people has been part of my ministry as a parish catechist in my home country of the Philippines and now as a Columban Lay…

May 2024

It was a sweltering afternoon when I was travelling back home, and it reminded me that God’s love is for anyone, not just a few chosen pious or law-conforming individuals…

May 2024

I stand at the perimeter, never seen, never heard.
When I am noticed, they call me names:

May 2024

It was Easter 2012 and I was acting Parish Priest of the Columban Parish of Ba in Fiji. The Ba River had burst its banks once more on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, and…

May 2024

Before a huge crowd of young people in Portugal Pope Francis said, “Dear young friends, today we too need something of this burst of light, so that it can fill us with…