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 …

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The Old and the New: Columbans Then and Now

In 2008, Columbans in Korea celebrated the 75th anniversary of their arrival in the country. The first group of ten Columbans arrived in the port of Busan on the last Sunday in October 1933, the feast of Christ the King. …

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Of Swords and Scholars: Working Toward Acceptance

In the middle of a prominent intersection in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, is a large modern sculpture known as “the three swords.” The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, spoke of the three “swords” of faith, unity and discipline. Fr. …

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Room at the Inn

A Shelter for HIV/AIDS Patients Columban Sr. Miriam Cousins began her ministry in Korea in 1971 and today is working with AIDS patients in a number of shelters she set up to accommodate them. Her original intention was to counsel …

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Across the Divide: Missionaries In Their Own Land

Three Korean couples, who have been friends of mine for years, came to visit me while I was on holiday in Ireland a few years ago. As I was showing them around my own area in Conamara one day I …

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Photos of Chile (Fr. Mosher)

An outdoor mass A Waterfall in Chile

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St. Bernadette’s Children’s Center

St. Bernadette´s Children’s Center is a non-profit making organization, situated on a barren, poverty stricken hillside in the district of San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. Our main objective is to provide a safe and caring environment for the children …

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St. Bernadette’s Children’s Home

Although the Children’s Center can be seen from a long way off as it is perched precariously on top of a hillside, it is the sound of children playing that first gives an inkling as to the purpose of the …

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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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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 …

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