Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mentors for Justice

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Lenten Witness for Peace and Justice, a prayer service filled with readings from the Bible, songs, and inspirational messages from prominent justice leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Archbishop Oscar …

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ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL WAY OF THE CROSS

Each year preceding Easter, Christian communities around the world gather in public places to recreate the story of Jesus’ passion. In dramatic public liturgies, we remember who we are as people of faith and why we believe that even the …

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You Can Help Fiji Recover From the Devastating Flood

Thank you for donating online. Your online donation is safe and secured and verified by http://www.convio.com/. The Columban Fathers have partnered with Convio to ensure safe transactions. Update as of April 2nd, 2012. I was just speaking to Fr Donal …

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Prayer to St. Columban

O Blessed St. Columban, who in your zeal to follow Christ, left your homeland and spent your life in suffering and exile. Help and protect, we humbly ask you, the missionaries of our day who have devoted their lives to …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

SOA/WHINSEC Legislation

Two months ago I never would have thought I would have done so much personal learning, especially in my field of studies; International Relations. I was assigned peace and conflict resolution and from the moment I stepped into the CCAO …

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Live out the Way of the Cross on a Frequent Basis

The people of God in our Parish of Corpus Christi in Rancho Anapra live out the Way of the Cross on a frequent basis. Recently 3 young teenagers were executed here in our Parish as part of the ongoing Drug …

Categories: eJourney, Juarez / El Paso, Reflections |

Education Amidst Violence

The Columban Study Center in Anapra, Mexico I recently met the sparkling and energetic Cristina, who manages for the Columbans, a library and study center for 385 school-aged children in Rancho Anapra, the residential area covered by our Columban parish …

Categories: border blog, Magazine, Magazine Archive |

Lenten Witness for Peace & Justice prayer vigil at the White House

Our latest video produced by spring intern Kathleen Sabol highlights the 3/9/2012 Lenten Witness for Peace & Justice prayer vigil at the White House. Interviews include Tony Masalom from Consistent-Life and Claire Wiltse, student organizer from Loyola University, Chicago. Its …

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What is this? What did I get myself into?

My heart was beating so fast I was almost out of breath. My mind was racing at one hundred miles an hour which was driving me crazy because at the same time, I was blanking. “What is this? What did …

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Have you ever really pictured an angry Jesus?

Have you ever really pictured an angry Jesus? A Jesus with a whip out of cords chasing people out of a temple? I don’t think many of us have. In today’s gospel, we see Jesus in the temple driving out …

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