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Introduction To The Centenary Of The Missionary Society Of St. Columban Introduction To The Centenary Of The Missionary Society Of St. Columban

The Missionary Society of St. Columban was officially established by the Church authorities in Ireland on June 29, 1918. It was initiated/founded by two Irish diocesan priests - Fr. Edward Galvin and Fr. John Blowick. Fr. Galvin had volunteered to go as a missionary to China. After a couple of years there, he was almost overwhelmed by the need for more missionaries to bring the Good News to the millions of Chinese who had never heard of it. So he went back to Ireland to talk to the many bishops and priests whom he knew.

LAUDATO SI VIDEOS

LAUDATO SI videos in Hiligaynon, Cebuano and Tagalog versions (dubbed with permission from CAFOD)

Columban Martyrs - Philippines Columban Martyrs - Philippines

Columban Martyrs - Philippines: In 1943, Father Francis Douglas was taken into custody by the Japanese and severely tortured. His body was never found. Fathers Patrick Kelly, John Lalor, Peter Fallon, Joseph Monaghan & John Heneghan died in Malate during the war in 1945.