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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.

Pope’s Irish visit will be landmark moment says Minister Flanagan

Ireland and the Holy See have some different perspectives and at times will have “difficult conversations”, but will also have many fruitful conversations about shared values – Minister Flanagan.

2017.03.23.

Maynooth confers degrees to mark Columban’s 1400th

Three honourees recognised for their contribution to the continuation of the work and mission of St Columban in the 21st century.

2015.12.01.

23,000 ‘confession cards’ distributed across Cloyne

New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.

2015.11.27.

Documentary explores Columbanus’ vision for Europe

Former president, Mary McAleese, presents “the story of a great Irish monk” who “literally changed the fate and faith of Europe” in the dark ages.

2015.11.04.

Irish priests invested at Bobbio’s co-cathedral

Ceremony of investiture of the two Irish priests as canons highlights the religious heritage shared by the people of both Down and Connor and Piacenza-Bobbio.

2015.09.06.

St Columbanus’ message was a call to conversion

Primate of All Ireland leads celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh of a national Mass of Thanksgiving marking the 14th centenary of the Saint’s death.

2015.06.23.

Columban bell honours life of Irish saint

Bell is part of the 1,400th anniversary celebrations of St Columbanus as well as the centenary celebrations of the Knights of St Columbanus.

2015.04.02.

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.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to St Columbanus

President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace pays first visit to Belfast.

2015.03.05.

Mary McAleese appointed professor at UK university

“A huge honour for us to appoint such a distinguished and respected public figure to our staff at St Mary's.”

2014.12.16.

Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.

2014.11.22.

Columbanus: model & patron of new evangelisation

Cardinal Brady pays tribute to Irish Saint at a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Year commemorating the 1400th anniversary of the Saint’s death.

2014.10.13.

Bishop salutes St Columbanus at catacombs

Children and young people need to be introduced to this towering figure of Christian heritage of Ireland and Europe.

2014.10.10.

CoI Primate “hopeful for future rapprochement” in North

Bishop Treanor warns of “disengagement" by many in churches from work of reconciliation.

2014.01.01.

Missionaries “great and well-earned reputation” celebrated

Sabina Higgins hails contribution of Irish missionaries at Dublin's City Hall.

2013.11.28.
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