Regions

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 |

Small Pentecosts

Gratitude Is the Antitode! You might call me a slow learner. I am 84 years old, and about 40 years ago a colleague recommended a book called “The Forgotten Spirit.” The title seemed only mildly interesting to me. I admit …

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

Changed for Good

A Seminarian in Peru Editor’s note: Emmanuel Trocino, a Columban seminarian from the Philippines, shares his experiences of life and faith in Peru, his first missionary assignment in another country, with Columban employee Stephen Awre. Welcome to Peru, Land of …

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

100 Points of Light – 1934

Richard Ranaghan was one of the earliest Columban Fathers. The native of County Down in Ulster joined the new Society in 1917 and was a member of the first group of Columbans to go to China in 1920. Father Ranaghan …

Categories: 100 Points of Light, 1930-1939, ALL POST, China |