23 November 2010

Columban Missionaries to the Nations


Today, 23 November, is St Columban's Day when we Columban missionaries, priests, Sisters and lay, thank God for and celebrate our great patron, Ireland's greatest missionarym who was born around 540 and died in 615. The Columban Region of Australia and New Zealand produced the video above which shows the extent of our missions and the diverse situations in which we have and still find ourselves. The video also shows the centrality of the Mass in our lives and in the lives of the people we serve.

Statue of St Columban, Luxeuil, France, where he founded one of his first monasteries

Fr Ray Scanlon, from Melbourne, writes St Columban My Brother in the current issue of Misyon.

Bobbio, Italy, where St Columban died 23 November 2010


4 comments:

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Very Happy Feast Day Fr Sean from Andrew Jackie Jenny Katy Claire Rosie Mary Elizabeth Alexander Andrew & Jacinta! & Charlie & Toby!

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Think I forgot Patricia! Woops!

Brendan Allen said...

Ad multos annos and best wishes to you Fr and all the Columbans.

Anne said...

I'm glad I had this great privilege of working for the Columbans...