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Lecture: China's Encounter with Catholic Missionaries - Insights from 100 Years of the Missionary Society of St. Columban - Fr. Dan Troy

  • Centre for Visual Arts (CVA) 7A Kennedy Road Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

It is 100 years since the Vatican granted permission for the founding of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. Within two years of its founding, the first group of Columban missionaries arrived in China and continue to live there.

This presentation will discuss some aspects of the life of Columban co-founder Bishop Edward Galvin, the early years of Columban mission in China, the creativity within the young missionary society and the involvement of Columbans in China over the past 30 years. Current opportunities for contributing to an historical appreciation in China will also be commented upon.

The Speaker

Fr. Dan Troy is a Columban priest who was born in Ireland. As a seminarian, he lived in Japan from 1995 to 1997. Ordained in 1999, he has lived in China since 2000.

Reception opens 6:30 pm, talk starts 7:00 pm

Admission: RAS Members $100; non-members/guests $150

Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door.