About us

Founded in 1918 by Fr. Edward Galvin and Fr. John Blowick for missionary work in China, the Missionary Society of St. Columban takes its name from St. Columban, an Irish monk and missionary who preached the Gospel in Europe in the sixth century.

Today, Columban missionaries are called to bring life to the full for people and communities around the world experiencing poverty and living on the margins of society, with special emphasis in Asia, Latin America, Oceania, Ireland and Britain.

“He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free and to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour.”

Luke 4:18