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Columbans mark a century on mission

HONG KONG (SE): The centennial celebration of the official recognition of the Missionary Society of St. Columban by Pope Benedict XV on 29 June 1918 marks the placing of the official stamp of approval on a movement that began in 1912, when a young priest accepted an invitation from Canadian Father John Fraser to join him in China.

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Book launch to mark Columban centenary

HONG KONG (SE): With the launching of Columban Missionaries in Hong Kong, a new book authored by Father Joseph Houston, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban kick-started its centenary celebrations during a special reception held at the Irish Consulate in Central on March 15.

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