Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Perfect Image

China, be it cup or vase, if chipped is ruined. Blemishes in works of art spoil perfection, so we start to hide our faults, our sins, our scars, in a bid to reflect the perfect image. China, or course, or …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Welcome Spring Advocacy INTERNS and CVUSA Volunteer

The new group of Advocacy Interns and CVUSA volunteer for the 2013 Spring semester have begun their work.  Advocacy Interns and CVUSA volunteers share in the Columban JPIC Ministry of advocating for social justice and learning about the legislative process …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, E-Newsletter |

The Gathering, Ireland 2013

There has been much talk recently about “The Gathering,” an initiative sponsored by Tourism Ireland which “invites anyone who has a link to Ireland or just a love of the country, to come to Ireland for a series of events …

Categories: E-Newsletter |

The Path is Made by Walking

From the time a child begins to ask “why” about everything he sees, life is an endless series of questions. Some questions have little impact as in, “Do you want fries with that?” Other questions are more serious: “What can …

Categories: E-Newsletter |

Meet Bertrand, CCAO Peace and Conflict Resolution Intern

Peace and conflict resolution is an increasingly integral topic within the broader notion of international affairs. The aforementioned concept seeks to analyze and ultimately resolve violent behaviors and events within the international community and address the societal dynamics at the …

Categories: Intern Blog |

CCAO e-bulletin January 2013

Signup for this Newsletter Give a Special Gift Stay Connected: | Donate Now Stop the Destruction of South Korea’s People and Environment. Save Jeju! This issue of the CCAO e-bulletin we are focusing on the Jeju Island off of South …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, E-newsletter |

Presidential Inauguration National Prayer Service

CCAO Director, Amy Woolam Echeverria, has been invited to attend the Presidential Inauguration National Prayer Service, today at 10:30am ET at the National Cathedral. Amy will hold in prayer all Columban missionaries, the communities we serve in the US and …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Gift and Blessing

Dear God, Thank you for allowing us to see Your face in so many different cultures. Even though we may have different names for You and we may worship with different customs, we are all Your people. Help us to …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

With God, all things are possible.

For the past six years in my ministry as the Director of the U.S. Region of Columban missionaries, I have been blessed to see the abundance of God’s grace. My ministry has brought me to every corner of the U.S., …

Categories: Uncategorized |

United through the Gift of Art

Recently I had an opportunity to share about craft making with a group of asylum seekers at my ministry in St. Chad’s Sanctuary. When our manager, Sr. Margaret Walsh, asked me if I would like to lead a craft session, …

Categories: E-Newsletter, magazine articles |