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For months the Japanese villagers close to the city of Nagasaki cautiously eyed the new building that was under construction. They noticed that some people from other countries who had come into the local harbor were also keenly observing its progress. It was an unusually shaped building. However, as it rose toward the sky, it slowly revealed itself to be a Christian church. This made some of them even more curious. A month after its completion, on March 17, 1865, they cautiously approached one of the foreign priests to inquire about his beliefs. Assured by what he told them, they responded joyfully, “Our hearts are the same as yours.”

What a momentous dawn that was for those Christian peasants! The long, dark night of vilifi cation and exile, of torture and crucifi xions that they and their ancestors had endured over the previous two hundred and fi fty years seemed at last to be giving way to the light of a new day. However, some dark clouds still remained on the horizon...

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Columban News
April 3, 2014
Chile Earthquake Update


We share the testimony of Columban Fr. Miguel Howe in Chile following the earthquake: Last night at 20:45 pm when he sang the last song of the Mass, a strong earthquake of 8.2 on the Richter scale that hit northern Chile began.
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April 2, 2014
Weekly Prayer: Depth of Your Love
As Holy week approaches I consider the depth of your love, your giving of yourself in speaking out about following God’s way, caring for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the prisoners, bringing about true justice and true peace.
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April 2, 2014
Lenten e-journey: Days Full of Distractions


Life can get especially busy these days and full of distractions. So much so that we (me included) can frequently experience a lack of spiritual discipline or focus, failing to make time to pray faithfully or even devote...
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