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A Subanen Woman’s Story

I am Mercy Gawason, and I am a Subanen woman. I am 26 years old, and I work in the Subanen Craft Center in Ozamis City, the Philippines. I met Columban Fr. Vincent Busch in 2004, and he taught me …

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The Age of Disbelief

It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged. People of Christian faith who declare belief in the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth that upholds the dignity and rights of the human person, …

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Prison Ministry

At the end of May 2016, during the General Audience of Pope Francis with representatives of the permanent diaconate, Rev. Edwin Ng, the deacon in charge of Hong Kong diocese’s prison ministry had a private audience with the Holy Father. …

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The Clever Monkey and the Pig

A long time ago in Japan there lived a travelling man who went from place to place with his monkey who could dance. Sometimes he played music or sang and the monkey danced along with the music. After he put …

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God Is With Us

In March 2013, Columban Fr. Bobby Gilmore wrote this letter to his niece Sarah and her husband Rob when he found out that Annabel Grace was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Dear Rob and Sarah, Just got the news about Annabel …

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Handing on the Faith

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Columban Fr. John Marley baptized Rian Francis Derek Conroy, son of Patrick Conroy and Lauren Coombes, in the Columban chapel at Bristol, Rhode Island. Rian’s parents had brought their baby all the way from Pomona, …

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Myanmar Rebuilding

Recently, we received a note of thanks from the diocese of Mytikyina for the donation we gave towards the completion of St. Michael’s Church at Brigade Hill in Ka chyi Htu parish, Myanmar. Construction work was completed by the end …

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Momo Taro or the Peach Boy

Once upon a time many years ago, a man and his wife lived in the countryside in Japan. He made his living cutting, growing and selling timber, and she looked after the house. They were very happy except for one …

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Columban’s General Council members visit Mexico City

Fr. Kevin O’Neill, Superior General of the Columban Fathers and Fr. Patrick Colgan, member of the General Council, attended a meeting of leaders of Society of Apostolic Life Missionaries from April 6 – 9. Forty-three participants from five continents reflected …

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Graduations at Balay San Columbano

Columban Fr. Don Kill shared the following update about the kids served by his ministry, Balay San Columbano, in the Philippines. Graduations have started for some of the kids. There was a Recognition Day on March 31 for Ariel Bulangis …

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