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Stories from Columban Missions

"As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God.

   By Liliani Losi Ma’afu
inspiring one another

On my first day of prison visitation, Ate (big sister) Sally accompanied me to Stanley prison where she...

   By Catharina Son
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Then a young priest, I was appointed in 1975 to the islands of Kadavu, Fiji, which is about 60 miles from...

   By Fr. David G. Arms
Fatima House Volunteers

Situated close to the center of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Fatima House is operated by the Birmingham...

   By Nathalie Martysch

It was a great privilege to have had the opportunity to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) this year.

   By Fr. Patrick Raleigh
Learning New Things

One of the many joys of being a Columban lay missionary is the joy of entering into a new culture and...

   By Jennifer Lunor


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I have been trying to track down the source of this quotation: “The first prerequisite for education is a willingness to sacrifice your prejudice on the altar of your spiritual growth.”

If I want to avoid prejudice, myself, maybe I should not concentrate on who said it, but on the thought content. It is an interesting quote in several ways. For one thing, whether it was written recently or decades ago, I think it is saying something important for our situation in contemporary American society. It seems that in many areas of our lives these days it is a rare person who has the willingness to sacrifice his or her prejudices on any “altar.”

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Your prayers and gifts are changing the world! Sharing the Gospel calls us to put ourselves at the service of the poor. Columban missionaries feed the hungry, care for the sick, teach the poor and bring the light of Christ to people in Asia, South America and the Pacific rim. Find out how together we can change the world.

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

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The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

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