Columban Fathers Charles Duster and Kevin Mullins invite you to learn more about our vital mission work around the world. Fr. Duster served for over 30 years in Japan and in the Fiji Islands. Fr. Mullins will share his mission experiences in the volatile city of Juarez at the U.S./Mexico border, near El Paso, TX.
Fr. Mullins has been working with the people of Ciudad Juaraz and Anapra, Mexico, for over nine years. Reports about the ongoing drug war and increasing violence in the area are frequently in the news.
In short, it is a violent and dangerous area for everyone living there. Most of the people living in the area are economically poor and undereducated. The living conditions are difficult, and there is an urgent need for programs to keep young people in school and away from the drug trade. The focus of Fr. Mullins’ work is to prevent the youth from succumbing to the lure of the drug tradeand to keep them away from the violence.
Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Fr. Duster began his missionary life in Japan, but he spent the majority of his mission life in Fiji. Fr. Duster currently is assigned to the Columban House in Chicago, Illinois, where is active in mission education. Artifacts from his work in Fiji are a big hit with the students!
The Columban Fathers will be hosting a Benefactor Event on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at EarthConnection, College of Mt. St. Joseph Campus, 370 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233
Please Join us for reception and presentation beginning at 2:30p.m. followed by Mass at 3:30 p.m.