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Combapata Catechetical Center in Combapata, Peru

In 2004, with your generous support, Columban Fr. Donald Hornsey was able to build the Combapata Catechetical Center in Combapata, Peru, which includes two classrooms and a dining room.  While the community remains economically poor, the people of Combapata generously …

Categories: August 2011, E-Newsletter, Peru |

Becoming More Missionary

My main contribution to our mission in China is facilitating overseas study for priests,  Sisters and laity from both the underground and the patriotic Catholic Church. I feel that in my present role in China I am more a missionary …

Categories: China, Front Feature, Magazine Archive |

Sacramentals – A Form of Mission

I am a blessings priest! I use the ritual with its numerous liturgical blessings and find it a powerful form of mission. As I write this, I have just come from blessing an expectant mother. After receiving the blessing she …

Categories: Front Feature, Japan, Magazine Archive |

A Loving Mother Fights for Her Babies

In hospitals and in the hovels of the poor, vulnerable and impoverished illiterate, mothers are hoodwinked into parting with their children under false pretexts and many never see them again. Here is one example of a court battle in which …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Philippines |

Guarding a Heritage

Look as far as you can see in every direction; I am going to give all this land to you and your offspring as a permanent possession. (Genesis 13:14-15) From the mountainous spine of the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Philippines |

China- Columban Mission Exposure Trips

Request Info | Apply Here Discover the roots of Columban history in the original mission country Walk in the footsteps of the first Columban missionaries Experience modern China and meet Columban missionaries Witness the connections between the past, present and …

Categories: China, mission Exposure |

Migrant Ministry

William Wilberforce led a campaign against the British international slave trafficking business just a few hundred years ago. About 150 years ago, a vicious civil war was fought in the U.S. over a way of life that had institutionalized the …

Categories: China, Front Feature |

Chinese Friends Welcoming Me to Mission

I came to China fourteen years ago, settled into Beijing to learn Mandarin for three years and then came to Shanghai. Mrs. Cecilia Tao Bei Ling, whom I met about 20 years ago in Manila, the Philippines, where she was …

Categories: China, Front Feature | 1 Comment

Graduation Day

Hello, Father Robert, Good morning. I hope you are in very good health.  I want to share something very special today with you and Padre Memo [Father Bill Morton] and with all the people who are kind enough to follow …

Categories: Juarez / El Paso |

Initiative and Patience

I am grateful for the opportunity to have met Bishop Peter Zhang, the first Chinese bishop of Hanyang, on a number of occasions in the few years before he died in 2005 at the age of 91. He succeeded Bishop …

Categories: China, Front Feature | 1 Comment