Regions

Flooding in Peru

In wake of the unprecedented flooding in Peru, Columban Fr. Kevin McDonagh in his parish in Samanco near Chimbote, has been cut off from the outside world. He is managing ok, but the situation is getting precarious for the people. …

Categories: ALL POST, Peru Updates |

Please Pray for Columban Sister Kathleen Melia

On March 1, 2017, Columban Sr. Kathleen Melia was assaulted around 9 PM just outside her home in the mountain town of Midsalip. She had gone outside to close the wooden louvers that covered the windows. When she opened the …

Categories: ALL POST, Philippines Updates |

Columban Mandalay Education Center Needs Your Help

Columban Fr. Neil Magill has sent an urgent request for help for the students at the Mandalay Higher Education Center in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Last week we ran out of water as the pipes in the old well were dislodged …

Categories: ALL POST, Burma / Myanmar Projects |

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 |

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 |

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 |

100 Points of Light – 1946

In early 1946, the Columban Fathers, along with most of the world, were still recovering and rebuilding from the devastation of the Second World War. The war had taken the lives of a number of Columbans, and many others had …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1940-1949, ALL POST, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan |

100 Points of Light – 1945

By 1945, after unimaginable loss of life and property, the Second World War was at long last nearing its end. But the fighting was still killing people all over the world, and the Columban Fathers would not escape this bloodshed. …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1940-1949, ALL POST, Philippines |

100 Points of Light – 1944

As World War II raged all across the world in the 1940s, Columbans in their various Asian mission countries were caught in the crossfire, sometimes literally. The Japanese-occupied nation of Burma (Myanmar) was one of the central battlegrounds of the …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1940-1949, Burma (Myanmar) |

Thank You from Myanmar

Fr. Noel would like to thank all of the benefactors who prayed for and supported the orphans in Myanmar following the devastating flood last year. With your support, he was able to rebuild the classrooms at the boarding school, set …

Categories: ALL POST, Burma (Myanmar), Burma (Myanmar) Updates, Burma / Myanmar Photos, Burma / Myanmar Projects, Missionaries |