Around the world

Founded in 1918 as a mission to China, Columban missionaries today live and work in many countries around the world.

Columban Regions and Mission Units

Columbans World Map


Since 1951 Columbans in Peru have been working in parishes and serving the poor in places where the dignity of life is not respected. Our main focus is to promote and empower lay leadership in the Church and Peruvian society. Christ is our model, and by our efforts to live and promote gospel values, we channel His fullness of life to all.

Read the latest updates from Columbans in Peru

Visit the website for the Columban Region of Peru


Columbans in the Philippines have found a myriad of ways to live out their call to mission. We lead others on a ‘deep journey into Laudato Si’ to inspire urgent action for the care of God’s creation. This resonates among the indigenous tribal communities of Mindanao, where we also help to facilitate inter-religious dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

Read the latest updates from Columbans in the Philippines

Visit the Columban Philippines website

Missionary Sisters of St. Columban

Founded by Bishop Edward Galvin in 1925, the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban are religious women who commit themselves to be witnesses of God’s love and compassion. They have a strong affiliation to the Columban Missionaries and are present today in many of the same countries. Please visit for more information.

“And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”