Meet the Columban Sisters

Poppies and Pain

Drugs have wrought havoc in the state of Kachin in Myanmar.                               Sr Mary Ita O’Brien explains how the Diocese of Myitkyina is                              addressing addiction through the 12-Step Programme. Kachin State in Myanmar is a land of beautiful mountain ranges, where the rivers Malika and Maika are born and together form the...

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Columban – the White Dove

                                                             I Columban        Born and bred        Among the soft roll of hills       in the pasture land of...

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The Same Sky

‘ Before God promised the sky would be ever so blue, before God promised the flowers would  ever so blossom, and yet God’s everlasting love and kindness had been granted to us already ‘ These verses of a hymn were composed by a Chinese trappist monk and the hymn was popularly used by all Chinese...

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Bearing Fruit

It was a great joy for me to be invited, two years ago, to return to Santiago, Chile to celebrate 40 years of the Columban Sisters’ Mission in that beautiful country.  Sisters Gemma Shelly, Kathleen Mary Riordan and I pioneered the mission there in 1974.  This was during the early days of the oppressive military...

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Profession of First Vows

Sister Kim, Mi Young Maria  made her First Profession to the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban in Seoul, Korea last August 27,2016. It was a very happy occasion for the Columban Sisters, Maria’s family and friends. “I realized how much God loves me in my daily life especially within my relationships in our Congregation. Therefore, I could...

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Profession of Perpetual Vows to the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban

  Srs. Julietta Choi and Bernadette Lee made Final Profession on the 18th of June at Don-Am Parish beside our Convent in Seoul.  It was a great day filled with joy and gratitude. Bishop Chung Soon Taick Petrus presided at the ceremony and over 20 priests concelebrated the Mass. Bishop Chung gave a good introduction...

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Profession of Perpetual Vows to the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban

Words of welcome by Sr. Susanna Choi,SSC “On behalf of Columban Sisters, it is my joy and privilege to warmly welcome so many of you here to St. Luke church Edin on this very special occasion of Sr. Im Mi Ju Enda’s Profession of Perpetual Vows. We greatly appreciate the presence of Sr. Josephine Hong,...

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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by Sr. Joan McDermott

“As strangers in a strange land, we missionaries so often find ourselves blessed by the goodness of the people we meet.” We respond to kindness, expect to find it in our friends, our family, and we hope to meet it at work and in our dealings with colleagues. And, of course, we ourselves strive to...

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A TRIBUTE TO A GIFTED WOMAN

As long as we have memories yesterday remains  As long as we have  hope tomorrow waits      As long as we have friendship  today is beautiful   I cannot recall where I found this opening verse but when I was racking my brains for an appropriate opening my eyes fell on this verse and it was...

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“Kami ang pag-asa!” We are the hope! by Sr. Bernadette Lee

It has been a year since I started my ministry with the children living in the cemetery.  It has been a fruitful year for me in many ways even if I speak very little of their language, which is Tagalog and they speak almost nothing of English.  Strange as it ”sounds” we have become very...

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