Columban Fathers' Family Festival, July 31, 2016
100 Points of Light historical video series
Friendship is at the heart of being a Columban Missionary
Myanmar boarding school rebuilds after flood.
Columban Martyrs Memorial Garden
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Friendship and Loyalty

During the national convention of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) in St. Louis two years ago, I encountered many participants who had a strong connection not only with my native country, Ireland, but also with various Columban missionaries scattered across the world. Those encounters gave me a deep sense not only of the length and breadth, but also the depth of that bond between this Catholic women's organization and the Columban Fathers; a bond that stretches all the way back to Bishop Edward Galvin, one of our co-founders.

Back in 1935, the LAOH made a promise to Bishop Galvin that it would provide ongoing spiritual and financial support to Columban missionary endeavors. Since then, it has faithfully and generously kept that promise. We are truly blessed by such friendship and loyalty, and strive to share that blessing with the poor who long for the fulfillment of God's dream in various countries around the world.

Since its foundation in the nineteenth century, the LAOH has continuously supported people on the margins of society who cherished the dream …

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Columban News
June 21, 2016
Visit to Columban Lay Missionaries


I had been warned before I arrived that it could be a tough week emotionally. Based in Sparkhill, Birmingham, Britain, the lay missionaries are involved in different ministries with migrants

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June 21, 2016
100 Points of Light Historical Video


Since their inception, the Columban Fathers had maintained their Irish seminary and headquarters, Dalgan Park, at Shrule, County Mayo, in western Ireland. Columban co-founder Father John Blowick had …

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June 20, 2016
Columban Martyrs Memorial Garden Dedication


The Columban Martyrs Memorial Garden was dedicated on May 26, 2016 by Omaha Archbishop George Lucas. View Facebook photo gallery.


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