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Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Irish missionaries help more than a million people globally

Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.

2019.07.03.

Irish nun honoured with prestigious courage award

“With every contract signed, every meal provided and every diploma granted, Sr Orla Treacy advances the status of women and the cause of peace in South Sudan.”

2019.03.09.

Forty killed on missions in 2018

Priests, religious, and lay people share the same daily life as the common people, bringing them the witness of love and service as a sign of hope and peace.

2019.01.02.

Reach out on World Mission Sunday

"Become missionary disciples, ever more passionately devoted to Jesus and His mission, to the ends of the earth."

2018.10.21.

Columbans choose Co. Mayo priest as their new leader

Ordained in 1995, Fr Tim Mulroy is a former school teacher from Swinford, and has served in Japan and the US.

2018.09.25.

Archbishop honours the work of Columban missionaries

“Today, Columban missionaries are at the forefront of teaching about reconciliation and justice, caring for the earth, our common home, and pointing out how the poorest peoples of the world suffer most from the throwaway culture of greed and waste.”

2018.09.11.

Where now for Irish international development policy? Consultation launched

The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.

2018.08.09.

President Higgins pays tribute to OLA and SMA missionaries

“You have been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for your faith. By your actions you have humbled us, and by your words you now draw the attention of our country to climate justice.”

2018.03.27.

Schools’ Journalism Competition 2018 – Columban Missionaries

For the full list of winners see www.columbancompetition.com

2018.03.20.

Reach out on World Mission Sunday

“Reach Out and Spread the Joy” thinking about the work of Irish missionaries abroad

2017.10.20.

Archbishop pays tribute to Irish missionaries

“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”

2017.10.10.

Longing for a new Pentecost

I have noticed the shoots of this new springtime in so many people and places across Ireland – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.07.17.

Irish missionaries continue to be relevant

"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”

2017.07.05.

Bishop dismayed by ‘persecution’ of Church in Ireland

“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”

2017.06.07.

New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.

2016.10.19.

Church needs impassioned missionaries not bureaucrats

Pope Francis treats Rome's homeless to trips to the beach followed by dinner in a pizzeria.

2016.08.15.

Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.

2016.07.05.

‘Ireland and its Church have always been European’

“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.

2016.06.24.

Challenges of mission locally & globally considered

“We in Ireland are not at all used to the humility demanded by the fact that we might have something to receive," IMU president Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.

2015.10.10.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

MSCs to attend beatification of man they baptised

Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.

2015.09.10.

Timor Leste celebrates 500 years of Catholicism

The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.

2015.08.14.

Nigerian priests set to begin ministry in Kilmore

Introduction of overseas missionaries aims to offset the decline and ageing profile of Kilmore's priests.

2015.08.04.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

World Missions Ireland Cook-Off winner announced

Mission Sunday takes place today October 19.

2014.10.19.

All Ireland hero pays tribute to Irish missionaries

"Missionaries continue to work in some of the most volatile, disadvantaged and challenging countries in the world and they do so selflessly and tirelessly" - Anthony Maher.

2014.10.12.

Doubt over police explanation for nuns’ murder

Xaverian suggests Burundian police found suspect too quickly as “an excuse to divert the investigation”.

2014.09.13.
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