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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 …

Categories: Chile Updates |

Daily struggle for missionaries versus mining company

An ongoing crisis in the Philippines in which Columban missionaries have been consistent in standing by the people is shining a light on the disturbance of a biodiverse region in the country. Geotechniques and Mining, Inc. (GAMI) has brought in …

Categories: Philippines Updates |

Columbans helping flood victims start to reclaim their lives

The relief work continues and is carried out by many different groups and organizations both inside and outside the Church. This includes some parishes which were affected by the floods and are receiving support from Columban benefactors. The relief work will continue for a considerable length of time.

Categories: Pakistan Updates |

Returning home, doing good

Recently I returned to the Philippines on a vacation after many years away. Currently I live in Los Angeles, California, where I am the Columban west coast mission outreach coordinator. Previously, I was a Columban lay missionary. Ariel Presbitero is …

Categories: Philippines Updates | 1 Comment

Going Home: A priest visits orphanage he once called home

It was the week before Holy Week when I received a phone call from Rosario Vargas, a volunteer worker at Puericultorio Pérez Aranibar, an orphanage for poor children in Peru. She was calling to inquire if I were free to …

Categories: Peru Updates |

A Parish Football Team: Reaching out in a creative way

While the U.S. calls the game soccer, 180 million Brazilians and the rest of the world call it football. As a Columban missionary priest in Brazil, I know first-hand how much Brazilians love football.

Categories: Peru Updates |

Table for 200

Recently I returned to the Philippines on a vacation after many years away. Currently I live in Los Angeles, California, where I am the Columban west coast mission outreach coordinator. Previously, I was a Columban lay missionary.

Categories: Philippines Updates, Reflection Writings |

Community Based Rehabilitation

In 1972 I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was able to deal with the illness and continue with the parish mission, but it was not until 1985 that I began to develop a systematic approach to aid the disabled where I was working.

Categories: General Information, Philippines Updates |

Adrenalin, spirit help Sisters through reality of despair

What happens when the adrenalin subsides and one has to face the reality? For weeks our adrenalin was pumping, wondering if the mighty Indus would invade our house and surrounding area in Latifabad, like everybody else who could afford money, we bought in non-perishable foods that would take us through the disaster.

Categories: Pakistan Updates |

Fiji Day Celebrations in the Philippines

I woke up in the morning of Saturday, October 11, 2009, with a feeling of great delight and cheerfulness for it was the day we Fijians here in the Philippines were going to celebrate Fiji’s independence from Great Britain.

Categories: Fiji Updates |