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2016 Annual Report

Frs. Edward Galvin and John Blowick founded the Columbans in 1918. Fr. Galvin offered these words of guidance to the young Columbans in China, “We are not here to convert the Chinese. We are here to do God’s will.” For …

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All Souls Intentions

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Order the 2017 Calendar

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What Does God Really Want from Us?

My twelve year old niece, Sandra, is full of life and joy. She loves all sorts of activities, especially those that involve interacting with other people. However, she has a special affection for her mother and frequently thinks of various …

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A Christmas Story

One Christmas Eve in Korea I was sitting in my living room thinking about my homily for the midnight mass.  I remember that it was snowing and was rather cold. It was then that a knock came at the door. …

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His Abundant Blessings

During the course of this past year I have received numerous thank-you cards from Columban friends and supporters. Since they are so colorful and contain handwritten, heartwarming messages, I place them on my desk or bookcase for a week or …

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Trees, Trees, Trees

One of the gifts of being a missionary is the privilege of being invited to share “from the inside” the important life moments in a very diverse culture. Even when just visiting other countries, if accompanied by missionaries working and …

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Liturgical Calendar

The Catholic Church sets aside certain days and seasons of each year to recall and celebrate various events in the life of Christ. In its Roman Rite the liturgical year begins with Advent, the time of preparation for both the …

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Meet Columban seminarian Atonio Saula Seeto!

Bula, my name is Atonio Saula Seeto. I am 23 years of age and this is my second year as Columban seminarian. I am from Nasalia, Tavuki, Kadavu, Fiji Islands. My parents were separated when I was about three years …

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Columban Fr. Shay Cullen Meets Pope Francis

A Day to Remember Meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican audience hall on September 17, 2015, was a day to remember! He is a Pope like no other in his simplicity of life and would be more comfortable sitting on …

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