2012

FROM RABI TO TAIWAN – WHAT A JOURNEY!

On Thursday, August 9, 2012, a group of about 250 priests, lay missionaries, Companions in Mission and Rabi islanders boarded the Lomaiviti Princess for the long journey to Rabi, the home and place of ordination of the newest Columban priest, …

Categories: 2012, E-Newsletter |

Pedaling to Live Green Shelter Project Update

A Ministry of Fr. Oliver McCrossan, Columban Missionary, Ozamiz City, Philippines The dream of our families to have decent homes and live in a harmonious community has come true! At present we have already built fourteen housing units. The houses …

Categories: 2012, E-Newsletter |

Hobbit House

The Hobbit House is a unique Manila restaurant/bar where many of the employees are little people. Live entertainment features folk, golden oldies, blues and Filipino music. It is a place where families and friends can come to enjoy the food …

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St. Patrick’s School and Boarding House, Myanmar

The following letter was sent to the Columban general council in Hong Kong: Dear Father, Greetings of love and peace! I am Father Paul Tiwa Zau Sham, the parish priest of Shingbwi Yang. I received the grant to repair the …

Categories: 2012, Burma (Myanmar) |

Human Trafficking

In the Philippines an estimated 60,000 commercially sexually exploited children are suffering abuse and lost childhoods according to a UNICEF estimate. There are stringent laws against it that are not being enforced. It is a twenty billion dollar worldwide trade …

Categories: 2012, Philippines |

A Quiet Sunday Morning

We are deeply grateful to God for the privilege of being here and living with such outstanding people in Mexico’s most violent city. We see the evidence of this on a daily basis. When the victims turn out to be friends, …

Categories: 2012, border blog, E-Newsletter, Juarez / El Paso |

Holy Week in Rancho Anapra

In Rancho Anapra, we have just concluded a most memorable Holy Week. The Columban Fathers and our Korean priest associate, Fr. Augustine Han, are blessed because of the energetic collaboration of the people of God in our pastoral care. A …

Categories: 2012, Juarez / El Paso, May |

Pilgrimage to Mount Cristo Rey

There are many reasons why people join pilgrimages.  One could be for personal healing and another could be for a community intention just like we had at Mount Cristo Rey, at the border of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas.  …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Juarez / El Paso, May |

Financial Literacy is a Human Right

Hong Kong-born lawyer and long time Shanghai resident Audrey Leung says that working people migrate for the same reason she did, to better their lives and make a chance for a brighter future. She says that this is as true …

Categories: China, E-Newsletter, May |

New cardinal in Hong Kong

Bishop John Tong Hon became the first Hong Kong-born Cardinal at a consistory conducted in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI on February 18, 2012. While he is the seventh Chinese Cardinal and the third to …

Categories: April, China |