Prayer Service for Peace Prayer Service for Peace

A prayer service was attended by the Columban Missionaries – priests, lay and students – in the Philippines, Myanmar and Ireland.

Water for Our Journey Water for Our Journey

Mary and Joseph carefully filled their Water bag before fleeing to Egypt. We pray to the Holy family to help us care for our endangered water sources and watersheds.

Being a Church Worker-Mother Amidst COVID-19 and the New Normal Being a Church Worker-Mother Amidst COVID-19 and the New Normal

As a mother, I am just as frightened and fearful as the others. But as a church worker I am challenged with questions of effectiveness in the JPIC ministry. What should be our priorities? What adjustments should be taken? How can I serve in more relevant and meaningful ways? How do I re-imagine the work for justice, peace and integrity of creation ministry? How can I be more creative? How do I change ‘gear’?

Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 2) Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 2)

" Like a fertile ground on which plants can grow and bear fruit, it is our fervent hope that these stories will encourage communities, especially the youth to share in this vision by working together and making the world a better place to live in, now and into the future."

Jubilee for the Earth

“Jubilee for the Earth” is a podcast mini-series about biodiversity and our sacred story produced by the Missionary Society of St. Columban. We are happy to announce that the trailer for the show is live! You can listen to the podcast (Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud) or watch the video (Facebook, YouTube).

Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 1) Stories of Hope: Divine Mercy Village (Part 1)

The municipality of Opol is located on the northwestern coast of Mindanao facing the scenic Macajalar Bay. Its proximity to Cagayan de Oro, the capital city in the province of Misamis Oriental, has contributed to its rapid urbanization, all thanks to the members of the rural population who are resolute in their dream to provide a better future for their loved ones.

Centre for Child Protection Centre for Child Protection

A letter to Fr. Shay Cullen, founder of PREDA, from Pontificia Universita Gregoriana Center for Child Protection thanking Fr. Cullen for his collaboration with the diploma course in "Safeguarding of Minors" and the first year of the Center's new licentiate in Safeguarding.


After greeting the police officer on duty, I went inside to the cells and heard a child crying. To my surprise, a heartbreaking scene was waiting for me. A little six-year old child was holding a soft drink can and crying out, “Mama, I want my Mama. Mama come for me.” She was made to be like a criminal behind the iron bars of a terrible, smelly cell.