Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Yes, Lord Yes!” We are all called

Upcoming Dates December 4: Advent Retreat- Bristol, RI, 9:30-3:30 pm December 13: Vocations Online Chat- 9 pm Eastern/8 pm Central January 4: Last day to apply online for a spring internship God calls us each of us by name even …

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God waited until I was ready

I had felt a call to the priesthood as early as my elementary days. In fifth grade I remember celebrating a “mock Mass” with a little booklet in front of my family. By the time junior high came around I …

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Columbans: Every Day of the Week

When asked to describe the Columban Fathers in seven distinct ways, Fr. John Burger, who serves on the Society’s general council, provided a description for every day of the week. Monday: Columbans are “of the people.” As missionaries, I think …

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The Lack of Justice

Jesus of Nazareth spoke out and stood up for the poor and the suffering victims of abuse and oppression. He courageously challenged, upbraided and spoke harshly even to corrupt civil and religious authorities. He called them whitened tombs – nice …

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Setting the Stage for the U.N. Climate Change Conference

I arrived in Cancun, Mexico yesterday, and registered today (November 27th 2010) as a participant at the U.N. Climate Change Conference. This is the 16th meeting of Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change. …

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Crossing the border part of new routine

Crossing the border is also another experience for Sainiana, a Columban lay missionary-in-training. Since we arrived here, we have already crossed the bridge twice. Sainiana had no difficulty passing through the immigration checkpoint. I was almost stopped again because I …

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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What is Advent all about?

For the Church, New Year’s Day is not January 1 but the first Sunday of Advent. In 2010, our liturgical New Year’s Day falls on November 28. We spend the first several weeks—between three and four weeks—of each liturgical year …

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Video Message from Fr. Bill Morton

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A Confirmation Experience to Remember

Mothers must feel something very special when they see their sons walking down the aisle to marry the women they love. I am not a mother or have marrying-age children but I sort of felt something like that as I …

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