By sitting together in fellowship over a meal made with organic grains and vegetables, we can live out the Gospel by supporting small farmers near and far and preserve the right for seeds to grow as God made them. Gather …
In early 2010, Fr. Ed began a project to build more chapels and expand their existing programs since the parishes are growing and spreading out over wider and outlying areas. Working together, building their places of worship and outreach, strengthens the community’s bonds and their commitments to the Church and one another.
Columban Sister Anne Carbon provides professional services including pharmacology, individual and group psychotherapy and substance abuse programs to the community and area.The work has grown from visiting a few patients in their homes to serving over 2000 patients with psychiatric evaluations, treatment and rehabilitation. (Peru)
Largely ignored by Peruvian society, children with different abilities and special needs are educated and given proper healthcare here. The Manuel Duato school was organized by Columbans more than 30 years ago in response to the large numbers of poor Lima families raising children with mental disabilities.
Neglect nearly devastated the indigenous potato in this area but thanks to advanced horticulture methods, the seed potato is making a successful return. This will help feed hundreds of families as well as the local economy.
Assists local Pedicab taxi operators earn a living wage for their families by helping them finance necessary equipment. Most of the pedicab drivers do not own their own vehicles; they rent them out by paying a daily fee. (Philippines)
Poor women in Pakistan have extreme difficulty obtaining good health care for themselves and their babies, so Columbans provide maternity programs, neo and postnatal care, and vaccinations to mothers and their newborns. (Pakistan)
Columbans provide and education and support to young students age 3-14. Many are orphans or are abandoned. The military junta has systematically destroyed the education system, and teachers have very little incentive to teach. (Myanmar)
This elementary school that provides a Catholic education to many local children is in need of structural repairs and new education programs and curriculum. The parishioners said they wanted a school because they knew that education would help them break the cycle of poverty and achieve a better life for their families. (Pakistan)
This multi-faceted project will bring spiritual, recreational and catechetical opportunities to the people of Rancho Anapra. It will be a beacon of hope in an otherwise violent world. The parents want to protect their kids from the drugs and violence that permeates Juarez and all the communities surrounding it. (Mexico)
Unique crafts and cards are created by the Subanen women who live in the mountains of northwest Mindanao. Income from the sale of their crafts help their families, their education and their land. (Philippines)
Columban Fr. Martin Ryan incorporates vocational training with a traditional 12-step program to help sustain his substance abuse counseling programs.The recovery program is a three-month residential spiritual course of therapy. (Philippines)