Bishop Foley with Frs. T Heneghan, D. Fitzpatrick, J. Mahoney and S. O' Connor and some Xavier College students in 1960s.
First group of Columbans in 1952
The Society also responded to the missionary needs of the Church in Fiji. There are presently 391 Columban priests ministering in 16 countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Fiji, China, Japan, Korea, Myanmar (former Burma), Philippines, Taiwan, Pakistan, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.