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Columban Fathers’ Family Festival 2016

Join us for a fun afternoon of games, rides and food at the Columban Fathers’ Family Festival on Saturday, July 31, 2016, in Bristol, Rhode Island. The festival will be held at 65 Ferry Road and last from 12 noon …

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Daily Prayer – Prayer to St. Peregrine

Oh God, In Saint Peregrine You give us the example Of patient suffering, Of fidelity to prayer in spite of pain, And of dedication to helping the sick. I humbly ask That through Peregrine’s love for the sick You will …

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Daily Prayer – You Keep Me Going

You put up with my moods, Lord, when it all gets too much, and others don’t seem to understand, when I’m lifeless as sand, not at peace, not at rest, lacking in zest, without any go, because something’s not right, …

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Daily Prayer – Vocation Prayer

Lord, give us missionaries who have enthusiasm for the Gospel, zeal for the salvation of your people, courage in leadership, humility in service, hunger for justice, and a love of community with one another and with all their brothers and …

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The Holy Spirit Alive in Us

Looking Forward in Joy I left Taiwan three years ago and returned for a two-month refresher course in Chinese Mandarin in March 2015. It was great to be back in a place where I am familiar, a place where I …

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Putting an End to Family Detention

On October 23, Pope Francis shared a message about families on Twitter. A fundamental value of Columbans is the importance of the family. Catholic social teaching honors the family as the central social institution that must be supported and strengthened, …

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Test Page to Carry Value

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With God, all things are possible.

For the past six years in my ministry as the Director of the U.S. Region of Columban missionaries, I have been blessed to see the abundance of God’s grace. My ministry has brought me to every corner of the U.S., …

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A Test of New Life

…Nurturing Life The sign outside the door reads in Urdu: Hayate Nau, which literally means new life. This sign gives a tiny inkling of what is happening within the building. Each morning a steady stream of children makes their way …

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