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 $10 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.


August 1, 2020

All is in God and God is in all. “Why does God need priests?” The answer is “We need priests to remind us that we are in God and God is in us.” Priests, by what they do and what they say, are in our midst to remind us that we are Jesus people.

July 27, 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, mayb

July 20, 2020

I can still remember that feeling when I first applied to join the Columban lay missionaries. I was not certain of anything, but I definitely pushed myself for it.

July 13, 2020
Pain of prisoners  

Sr. Tammy Saberon is a Filipina Columban missionary who ministered for many years in Hong Kong, and later in Myanmar. Her main apostolate in both places was the Biblical Pastoral Apostolate.

July 6, 2020
Church dance at juvenile center open day  

Fr. Colgan and three seminarians
Fr. Colgan (right) and three seminarians

June 29, 2020
Fr. Frank Hoare baptizing by immersion, 1976  

Previous Practice

June 22, 2020

Student selfie
Student selfie

June 15, 2020
Columban Fr. Teakare Betero  

Fr. Teakare Betero was ordained a Columban priest on Saturday November 30, 2019, the Feast of St. Andrew. He was ordained on his island home of Rabi by Fiji’s Archbishop, the most Rev. Peter Loy Chong.

June 8, 2020
Fr. John Boles and José Ayala  

I’ve recently returned to Peru after my sabbatical year, and have been able to see first-hand progress made during 2019.

June 1, 2020

Sometimes a line of poetry or the words of a hymn can stay in our mind for many years. Something in the turn of phrase resonates in our heart. For some reason, these lines have stuck with me over the years.


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