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Beacon of Light

He's known as the white ghost! This tall, middle aged man with a fair complexion and salt-and-pepper colored hair, can be seen walking the streets of neglected neighborhoods in Chicago at any time of the day, and on any day of the year. Since he has walked those same streets for more than thirty years, he is instantly recognized and warmly greeted by women on their way to the store, by groups of men chatting at corners, and by gang members stalking their territory.

As a young man, Jim Fogarty had come from Pennsylvania to Chicago in order to attend the Columban seminary. The program involved community living, prayer, study, and pastoral ministry. As a seminarian, he met Bill Tomes, a youth worker who was committed to doing pastoral outreach to gang members. Jim accompanied Bill around the city from time to time, and soon came to appreciate the importance of his ministry …

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Columban News
October 10, 2016
One in His Image

Columban Lay Missionary Beth Sabado tells about her pilgrimage in interreligious dialogue.

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October 3, 2016
A Trip of a Lifetime: Walking Alonside a Missionary

Fr. Thomas Greisen describes his trip with Omaha, Neb., Archbishop George Lucas to China and their visits with Columbans and Columban missions …

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October 10, 2016
A Man of Peace

Columban Fr. Warren Kinne writes about his personal memories of Chinese Bishop Jin, 1916-2013.

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