Monthly Archives: February 2012

Baptismal Call to Mission

*The content of these blogs are the personal reflections of the author and do not represent official Columban positions or statements A major theme that is emphasized during the season of Lent is baptism. In Matthew’s gospel, after Jesus was …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

February 2012 Columban Mission Magazine

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Categories: Magazine |

U.S. Region Pre-Assembly 2012

We Statements February 2012 Location: Bristol, RI Date: February 10, 2012 Convener: John Hogan Participants: Frank Carroll John Hogan John Buckley Charlie Degnan Ed Dolan Brian Gallagher Frank Grady Oliver Kennedy Dan McGinn John Marley John Moran Bob O’Rourke Paul …

Categories: General Information |

Pedaling to Live

In Ozamiz City, the Philippines, pedicabs—three-wheeled, pedal-powered taxis propelled only by the energy of a single driver—provide much-needed transportation. Pedicab drivers rent their taxis and often pay half of their daily fares in rent. Since many of the drivers are …

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Deviled Eggs and Dessert

Every Wednesday evening during Lent, my church hosts a potluck before evening services. These events are truly potluck; sometimes the buffet contains only deviled eggs and dessert while other weeks have casseroles as far as the eye can see but …

Categories: eJourney, Reflections |

First Sunday of Lent

*The content of these blogs are the personal reflections of the author and do not represent official Columban positions or statements Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, …

Categories: Intern Blog |

Lent — A time to give something up?

As a kid, the first thing I thought during Lent was that it was time to give something up.   I would try and give up something like candy, pop or something of that nature.  And, as a kid, the 40 …

Categories: eJourney, Reflections |

Fr Robert McCulloch SSC Receives Award

Pakistan’s highest civilian award given to Fr Robert McCulloch of the St Columbans Mission Society. Australian born, Columban Fr Robert McCulloch has been awarded the Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam, the highest civilian award that can be given to foreign nationals with the citation: …

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Processing Lives in El Paso

In a recent visit to the detainees at a holding facility run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), here in El Paso, Texas, I received my visitor’s badge from the armed security officers, and we greeted each other …

Categories: border blog, Juarez / El Paso |

Lenten Appeals

While I was stopped at a red light not too long ago, a bus pulled up to the nearby bus stop. Rather than passengers quickly pushing out the door, the bus lowered to curb level and sent out a ramp …

Categories: Front Feature, Peru |