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Christmas by the Bay

All Hearts Need Christmas The snow outside is tapering off. There is a Christmas concert on public television. Surely it is time for me to reflect as Christmas approaches. This December finds me having turned 70, continuing my priestly and …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

The Christmas Season Is Upon Us Once Again!

A Non-Stop Celebration Columban Fr. Donald Kill writes about the celebration of the Christmas season at the “Balay San Columbano” home in the Philippines. This home was founded by Fr. Donald to give the children of alcoholics and drug addicts …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

People Were Thirsty for God

A Missionary for the Andes of Peru The tall elderly man leaning slightly on his cane, stands out among the people of the Andes. Most Andean folks reach only to his shoulders, and his white and ruddy skin, burned by …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

The Presence of God

There are times when God is near to us and helps us through the day No matter what the obstacles, the worries, the cares on top of us We bare the marks of his great Cross Triumphantly all the way. …

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In the Eyes of the Child

Finding My Vocation Aside from my parish involvement, one of the most memorable experiences that I had in Peru was my ministry in Manuel Duato, a special institution which provides basic education for persons with special needs. The school was …

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A Place to Be Still

Finding the Waiting God There is something about life on an island. The past number of years I’ve been blessed to spend three weeks on an island called Negros Oriental. Every year after the hustle and bustle of the Christmas …

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God’s Present to Us

From the Director Like the majority of Columban missionaries, it is usual for me to spend the Christmas season far from my family. For many years I had dreamt of the joy that I would experience if I could go …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

In the Name of the Trinity, I am a Missionary

A Messenger of His Love I am not a writer, but I’m writing this reflection for myself and for others hopefully to be enlightened more about the Trinity’s love and God’s desire for each one of us to become a …

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Silent Night

How was it that Columban priest, Fr. Dick Ranaghan, spurred Bing Crosby into making his first record of Silent Night? Fr. Ranaghan was already a priest when in 1917 he joined the fledgling organization that soon became known as the …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Mother of Devine Mercy Village

A New Opportunity On the night of December 16, 2011, a sendong or typhoon struck the northern coast of Mindanao, the main southern island of the Philippines. Such was the ferocity of the typhoon that 12,000 families were left homeless …

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