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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 …

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Vocations Chat with Fr. Bill Morton

Vocations Chat with Fr. Bill Morton

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How and why Columbans answered the call

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Letter from Fr. Bill Morton

Jesus Christ invites all Christians to incarnate His love in our world, to make it “flesh and blood” in our lives, relationships, work and play. Through baptism, you were committed to living a Christ-like life. Through confirmation, you personally reaffirmed …

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Contact Us about Vocations

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What Seems Like a Series of Coincidences Is God’s Plan at Work

I couldn’t get over the scene — those two tall young Fijian women so friendly, so warm, animated and enthusiastic getting off their bus to greet my friend. They even started singing together some opening bars from a Fijian song they had taught Angelica earlier! All of this was occurring on the main street in the middle of Puerto Saavedra.

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Witnessing the growth of the church

Fr. Charlie O’Rourke recalls the growth of the church in Korea and how he witnessed God’s work. The people were coming out in such large number, and I asked them why? what were they looking for? Inevitably they would answer, …

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Being You and a Missionary

Columbans have various talents from public speaking and guitar playing to showing compassion and being a listener. What’s your skill? A missionary priest good with his hands can literally have a hands-on approach to common things like updating shelter and …

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For Family

If your son or daughter is considering a missionary life, you want them to feel comfortable talking about it with you. Perhaps you’ve already had discussions about the commitment they are considering. This is also a terrific learning opportunity for …

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What is it like being a Missionary Priest?

Throughout your preparation, you will learn about language and culture of your missionary location. You will learn to focus on the similarities; focusing on the differences can bring about loneliness. It will be stressed that just as God has given …

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