Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lord, Make Haste To Help Me!

I feel so crushed, So under the weight of a dark cloud, That my heart feels numb within me. I remember good days When I felt on top of the world, When I could sing at the wonder of life …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Together In Our Diversity

A four-year-old child awoke one night frightened, convinced that in the darkness there were all kinds of spooks and monsters. Absolutely terrified, she ran into her parents’ bedroom. Her mother calmed her down and, taking her by the hand, led …

Categories: regional-director |

Together In Our Diversity

A four-year-old child awoke one night frightened, convinced that in the darkness there were all kinds of spooks and monsters. Absolutely terrified, she ran into her parents’ bedroom. Her mother calmed her down and, taking her by the hand, led …

Categories: Blogs, regional-director |

Creation is Groaning in Labor Pains

“We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now.”  These are the words Paul used when speaking to the Romans about the coming of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:22).  As a mother of two children, I …

Categories: Amy Weekly Blog |

Driving Towards Ethnic Harmony

On a recent very hot Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in a bus at the bus stand of Mirpurkhas City, in the interior of Sindh province, Pakistan. A vendor boarded the bus, carrying a jug and two glasses, hoping to …

Categories: Blogs, Pakistan |

Remote Education

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. From 1936 until 1979 Columban missionaries ministered in the Diocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar. …

Categories: Blogs, Burma (Myanmar) |

Growing in Strength

The Catholic Church is growing in strength in the Southern hemisphere. Making a budget is about trying to ensure that you can do the things you want/need to do with the resources that are available. For the Columbans as we …

Categories: Blogs |

Ascension and Pentecost

Two weeks ago I cheered on many of my friends as they graduated from college.  While I was saying my goodbyes, I tried not to think about how long it might be before I see them again.  They were campus …

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

Time is So Precious, Lord

Where does each day go? So fast, like a mountain stream So past, like a distant dream; So lost, before we know; So time seems to flow. Lord, time is so precious. I need time to get things right, To …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Invigorating Jolts in the Idyllic Everyday-Life

Two novelties last week produced invigorating jolts in the idyllic everyday-life scene I presented in the last posting. The first was the monthly advocacy meeting Wednesday, the second one I’ve sat in on this semester. This gathering, in the form …

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