It was because two people shared a vision and answered a similar call that the missionary Sisters of St. Columban came to be.


In December 1917 Fr. John Blowick , co-founder of the Maynooth Mission to China (Society of St Columban), spoke of the urgent need for women collaborators in the new missionary venture in China. This appeal found a ready response in the hearts of many women, one of whom was Lady Frances Moloney who later became Mother Mary Patrick.



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