Fiji

A Short-Term Mission Experience in the Pacific

Fiji for me will always be one of the most wonderful places in the world. I never expected to end up in Fiji, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean surrounded only by a vast expanse of water. It’s almost …

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On Accepting and Being Accepted

On Mission in a Parish in Lahore, Pakistan In 2007 my father talked to me about the possibility of going overseas as a lay missionary. When I began to attend, with 20 others, the orientation program in Suva I had …

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Learning to Be a Missionary

Living and Learning in Fiji My name is Nilton Iman, and I am a priest of the Diocese of Chimbote, a land blessed with the blood of the first martyrs of my country, Peru. These past months, I was meditating …

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PLEASE HELP THE VICTIMS OF CYCLONE WINSTON IN FIJI

Cyclone Winston, a force 5 cyclone devastated much of the Fiji Islands on February 20, 2016. Of the less than one million inhabitants 62,000 people are still in evacuation centers nationwide and up to 200,000 are living with relatives or …

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A KILLER HURRICANE

A KILLER HURRICANE November until April is known as the hurricane season in Fiji. People here expect to be tested by a hurricane, or tropical cyclone, every two or three years. I arrived in Fiji in 1973 and since then …

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Day and Night of Terror – Tropical Cyclone Winston

Columban Fr. John McEvoy, 2/25/16. Never before did I find it so hard to write a few lines about a given situation or to send on some photos. The nation is numb, shell-shocked and overwhelmed, so are we. The situation …

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Fiji Update

2/24/16 – Damage from the Storm Photos from St. Columban’s Church and School in Votua Village, Ba Parish, Fiji, from Columban associate priest Fr. Nilton Iman The school and church are badly damaged. The children’s dormitory has been destroyed, and …

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A Missionary Goes Home

The concept of home is a curious one. Is home a place or is it a feeling? Is it both? For many of us the word home may bring to mind a welcoming image of comfort and warmth. Perhaps a …

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Celebrating Dharm Samellan

A tradition, started by Columban missionaries, and much enjoyed by all the races of Fiji, called the “Dharm Samellan” (meaning simply in Hindi, “religious gathering”) lives on among the diaspora in northern California. The basic format is a series of …

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Diaconate Ordination Reflection

Among the mysteries in life for me is God’s call for me to be one of His priests. It is something I struggle with because who am I to be called by Him? It is also a gift I am …

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