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Voices of Columban Lay Missionaries

Reflections on Mission Irma Cantago I loved what I was doing while on mission in two different countries. For fifteen years I shared my life in Peru, and I know that I have learned and grown a lot. I believe …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

A Spiritual Garden Watering Kachin Lands

St. Luke’s Catechists’ School, Myiktyina, Myanmar Founded by Columban Fr. Bernard Wade in 1939, St. Luke’s can boast of 700 graduates, of whom 417 have worked in remote areas which are often the center of political violence. Despite all these …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, Burma (Myanmar), Burma / Myanmar Photos, magazine articles |

Different Kinds of Service

From the Director From our earliest days, almost a century ago, Columban missionaries have employed people to assist us in a variety of roles to support our mission. A few did housekeeping; some maintained buildings and grounds, while others assisted …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Standing Up for What We Believe In

Cultural Mishaps in Myanmar Almost six months ago, I arrived in Yangon, Myanmar, to begin my mission assignment. During these past six months, so many things have happened to me, or have happened around me, that I haven’t always been …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, Burma (Myanmar), magazine articles |

On Being Good News

Pakistani Lay Men, Women and Families on Mission Columban missionary Fr. Tanvir O’Hanlon invited me to work with the Columbans for the promotion of mission in our local church. He said to me, “We have this gift of mission and …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Participating in God’s Mission

A Life-Changing and Fulfilling Experience Lumen Gentium emphasizes the “universal call to holiness” which applies to all the “people of God”– clergy, religious and lay people, stating that “all Christians in any state or walk of life are called to …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Summer in the City

Urban Summer Camps Growing up in New York City, summers for me were times for relaxing, recreation and fun. There were family picnics, trips to the beach, baseball games, and books to be read and time to relax with my …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

The Welcome Sound of Good News

Fijian Catechists “I couldn’t manage without them.” That is a phrase one often hears in a discussion between the parish priests in Fiji, whether indigenous or foreign born. They are speaking of the male catechists who serve in both rural …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Rich and Varied Gifts of the Laity

Earlier this year, two Columban Fathers—an Irish farmer by way of decades of mission in Pakistan and an Iowa farmer by way of decades of mission in Korea—and I visited three Columban benefactors on their farm. I was just two …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, magazine articles |

Doctor Takashi Nagai

My Hero On my first visit to Nagasaki’s Atomic Bomb Museum, the obscenity of the atomic bomb left me angry and disturbed. Amidst a 3,900°C heat carried by a blast equal to 21,000 tons of TNT, 80,000 human beings were …

Categories: 2016, ALL POST, Japan, magazine articles |