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As We Forgive: Redemption and Reconciliation

New Year celebrations were in full swing in Namoto village in western Fiji. It was after midnight, but loud music was blaring from the radios and groups of people were noisily drinking alcohol. Samu, a powerfully built man in his …

Categories: Fiji Updates, Front Story |

A Demographic Switch: The Korean Family Changes

Some days I wonder if I am in the same Korea that I came to in 1969. Things have changed so much. Korean society is probably one of the fastest changing societies in the world over such a short period …

Categories: Front Story, Korea Updates |

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 …

Categories: Chile Updates |

Families Created on the Street

Ministry to Street Children in the Philippines Among the busiest places in Metro Manila are the streets. The automobiles, bikes and jeeps cross in front of and around each other to reach their destinations on time. Heavy traffic occurs during …

Categories: Front Feature, Philippines Updates | 2 Comments

Letter from Fr. Sinnott on his return to the Philippines

Fr. Mick Sinnott started a center for children with special needs, called the Hangop Kabataan Foundation, in 1998, in Pagadian City, Philippines. The school serves dozens of children with differing abilities and special needs, including the severely challenged and deaf. …

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The Big Columban Family: Formation Highlights

Fr. Thomas Seungwon Nam, Rector of the formation program in the Korean Region, provides the following update about life in the formation house in Seoul: While many of us have had an “Is it over?” experience, an experience or change …

Categories: Korea Updates, Vocations Pages |

Catholicism in Korea: The Evolution of Mission

South Korea is a nation that looks and feels rich, peaceful and confi dent. The claim to a prosperous future is tangible, although some imagination is needed to appreciate the political and economic changes that have taken place over recent …

Categories: Korea Updates, Reflection Writings |

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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Mission Today in Korea

Over the last five years my work in Korea involved visiting parishes to talk about mission and invite people to join in Columban mission. During those visits I inevitably met people whose lives had been touched by Columbans. Fr. Donal …

Categories: Korea Updates, Reflection Writings |

From Wilderness to Vineyard: The Evangelization of Jeju Island

Fr. Patrick McGlinchey, a native of Donegal, Ireland, has spent all his missionary life on the Island of Jeju about eighty miles off the southern coast of South Korea. Fr. McGlinchey finds the island a good place to live, with …

Categories: Korea Updates |