CENTENNIAL NEWS

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.

Centenary Calendar Philippines

Centenary Calendar of Activities (initial) November 2017 - November 2018 Philippine Region (picture: the whole letterhead - centennial logo with the name and sharing gospel joy)

"Launching of the Centenary Celebration"

The Launching of the yearlong Centennial Celebration of the foundation of the Missionary Society of St. Columban was held in three different regions -Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

LAUDATO SI VIDEOS

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