"Spare a thought and prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas who are scrambling desperately to survive in the face of so much relentless adversity," says WMI director Fr Michael O'Sullivan.
Digital outreach ramps up while in-person gatherings for prayer and fellowship remain suspended – FOCUS.
The premise of SLS20 is to teach teachers to teach and live out the Great Commission.
I strongly support the tribute evening to honour Fr Paul Byrne who, with great passion and conviction, led a deeply impactful missionary life – Bishop Denis Brennan.
When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.
Tributes to 81-year-old Fr Michael Guckian, who served in the Philippines as a missionary for 30 years, describe him as “a walking saint”.
The story of Sr Oliva Maria demonstrates “the far-flung places to which Irish missionaries went and the diverse nature of their work and supports that they provided for the poor and marginalised”.
Encouraging children to pray for other children is a key part of the work of the Society of Missionary Children.
Sr Kate Costigan works on the five-year ‘Test and Treat’ project, which aims to test up to 300,000 people and treat up to 20,000, including an estimated 2,000 children.
‘Sister India’ recounts the story of Sr Loreto Houlihan, a 91-year-old Irish missionary, who has spent 70 years teaching in India.
In his last letter before being executed in Kilmainham Gaol, Cmdt Michael Mallin wrote: “Joseph, my little man, be a priest, if you can.”
As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.
The Columbans were “our heroes and we looked up to them, we admired their courage, and the way in which they risked everything for the Gospel of Christ" - Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam.
Columban priest Fr Shay Cullen receives the 2017 Martin Buber Award in the Netherlands.
We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.
Let us pray for our parishes, that they may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
Fr Paschal Slevin’s life as a Catholic missionary “highlights his basic humanitarian, rather than strictly political, contribution to the quality of life of the citizens of his adopted country.”
Until recently, 96-year-old Fr Norman Davitt cycled 10 miles or more every day.
Theologian argues that ACP’s proposals to alleviate the shortage and ageing profile of priests are “predicated on the same traditional model, namely providing the requisite pastoral services to the people, as in a service station”.
Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.
More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.
Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon argues that a synodal form of church at all levels is urgently needed to salvage the Catholic faith in Ireland.
Apart from a short time in pastoral work in New York during the Nigerian Civil (Biafran) War and subsequent studies in Nova Scotia, 90-year-old Fr Paddy Foley spent almost all his 60 years of priesthood in Nigeria.
Irish missionary, Sr Mary Sweeney, established St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Sierra Leone and has given education, skills training and life opportunities to children with a disability in a developing country.
Scorsese movie tells the story of two Jesuit missionaries facing violence and persecution in 17th century Japan.
Fr Dan Fitzgerald was one of the oldest surviving Columbans and a direct link to the founders of the Society. He worked at one stage as secretary to Bishop Edward Galvin in China.
Founded in 1918, the magazine has been in continuous publication for almost one hundred years. Currently it has a circulation of 75,000 copies per issue.
"His missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children."
Tropical cyclone claims the lives of 42 people and damages parishes and schools and other infrastructure.
Sr Catherine Holum, who represented the US in the Winter Olympics of 1998, gave a talk at a Mass in Tuam to mark the closure of the Year for Consecrated Life.