Meet the Columban Sisters

Q & A with Sr. Mary Greaney, ministering to Dublin’s Chinese community.

Q & A with Sr. Mary Greaney, ministering to Dublin’s Chinese community                                                                                      ...

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UN declares 4 February ‘International Day of Human Fraternity’.

UN declares 4 February ‘International Day of Human Fraternity’ The UN General Assembly adopts a resolution declaring 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity. It comes as the result of Christian-Muslim cooperation to promote peace, harmony and intercultural dialogue in the world. The UN General Assembly on 21 December adopted a resolution declaring...

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Golden Jubilee Celebration.

Golden Jubilee Ceremonies of Srs. Rebecca Conlon and Roberta Ryan On December 8th and 12th 2020.  We, Rebecca and Roberta are grateful to all the people who were and are part of our lives over these 50 years and beyond.  We are grateful to our parents and families, our Columban community worldwide, our friends, relatives,...

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St. Columban’s Day 2020

        St. Columban’s Day Greetings 2020. Dear Friends, Families, Benefactors and followers, Wishing you every blessing on this the Feast of St. Columban. In the words of St. Columban, may Christ paint His image on you and may you be blessed. May St. Columban look after your family. With deepest gratitude, Columban Sisters....

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Sr. Lucy Doh’s Renewal of Religious Vows.

Sister Lucy Doh’s Renewal of Religious Vows The hymn:         “The heavens are telling the glory of God , And all creation is shouting for joy,”  expresses accurately Sr. Lucy’s very special day.  On that day Lucy forma.ly renewed her commitment to be a member of the Columban Missionary Sisters. The ceremony took place at the...

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World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2020

       World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 2020. Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).                ...

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Season of Creation. September 1st to October 4th.

Season of Creation What is the Season of Creation?          The Season of Creation is a month long prayerful observance that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It’s a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just “distant” nature, but, crucially,...

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2020 World Refugee Day

2020 World Refugee Day  Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi As we celebrate World Refugee Day we Columban Sisters say that “while aware of the great dignity that is ours, we are saddened by the plight of millions of our sisters and brothers around the world who are without a home or homeland. ...

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World Environment Day 2020: Celebrate Biodiversity

World Environment Day 2020  Theme for World Environment Day 2020: Celebrate Biodiversity. This year the theme of World Environment Day 2020 is “Celebrate Biodiversity”. “With 1 million species facing extinction, there has never been a more important time to focus on biodiversity.”  Biodiversity underpins like on earth and refers to the variety found in biota from genetic makeup of...

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Laudato Si’ Week. May 16 – 23, 2020

Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week. May 16 – 23, 2020.   Laudato Si’ Week honors the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week is “everything is connected.” This week launches a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis...

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