Chile Updates

The Carnival and March for Water Rights in Chile

The Columban JPIC Office in Chile was part of a coalition and a key leader in the efforts to organize an Earth Week March and Carnival to Recuperate Water Rights. More than 100 organizations and 6000 people participated in the …

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Dialogue through Labor: Missionary Visitors

It is a curious but blessed fact of missionary life that geographical distances do not produce emotional distances. Columban missionaries often live in countries which are a long way from the countries where they were born and raised. We can …

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Pedaling to Live Housing Program (Philippines)

Each house will consist of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and an indoor toilet. The materials will be wood and hollow blocks with galvanized metal for roofing. All the materials will be sourced locally. The cost of materials per house is $1,500 including $660 for labor which will be provided locally. The drivers themselves will provide 80% of the labor required to build their own houses.

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Family Life: The Privilege of a Loving Home

Family life is something my husband and I take for granted. We were blessed with great parents. They taught us, supported us, and we knew beyond a doubt that their love for us was unconditional. My first job out of …

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Responses to Chile prison fire

Fr. Michael Hoban, Columban missionary priest from the U.S. and Vicar for the southern zone of Santiago, asks the local Church to pray for victims of the recent prison fire. The Vicar of the southern zone of Santiago, Chile, Fr. …

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Photos of Chile (Fr. Mosher)

An outdoor mass A Waterfall in Chile

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Columban parish takes active role in Chilean community

Dear Columban Friend, As we enter into the hopeful season of Advent, I can think of no better time to share with you the work of one of our most recently ordained Columban Fathers and his joy in living out …

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Trapped! Faith helps families of miners

Columban Fr. Alvaro Martinez visits the now world-famous Chilean mine of San José to speak to the trapped workers and their families.

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Chat with the Drapers, Lay Missionaries in Chile

David and Anna Draper are lay missionaries with the Columban Fathers, currently living and working in Chile. Chat with them by asking questions before or during our live chat.

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After the Quake: The Ground Shook Wildly

I was lucky to get outside and hold on to a fence in the darkness as the earth, trees and buildings around me shook wildly. One is completely helpless, not knowing what is going to happen and trying to catch one’s breath.

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