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
Bobbio, Italy, where St Columban died 23 November 2010