We are Columban Missionaries responding to the call of God’s mission, with joy and gratitude; we journey in communion with one another, with the poor and the exploited earth and participate in building bridges of dialogue between peoples of diverse cultures and faith in cross-cultural mission.
As of May 2015, there are 47 la y missionaries (LMs) consisting of women and men, single, married and families coming from Chile, Fiji, Tonga, Ireland, Korea, Peru, Philippines and US. With joy, we witness to a new way of being Church by finding and celebrating God’s loving presence as we seek to live a simple way of life and journey with the poor and marginalized in 12 countries: Britain, Chile, China, Fiji, Ireland, Korea, Myanmar ,Peru, Philippines, Taiwan and US.
OUR MINISTRY INVOLVEMENTS
LMs, in partnership with one another, with the ordained Columbans, and with local communities where we serve, are involved in different ministries:
Ministry with parish communities, indigenous communities, asylum seekers, migrants, immigrants, refugees (and their children), victims of trafficking, victims of abuse , elderly, sick, destitute people, children, youth, developmentally-challenged individuals, deaf community, people living with HIV and AIDS, prison ministry, livelihood projects for women, community-based rehabilitation, Basic E cclesial Communities, catechism classes, Interfaith Dialogue, JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation)