Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Prayer: August 29,2013

The woman carefully dug through and removed the sod-like brick. Her ten year old son watched wide-eyed. It had been decades since she had hid the item. Now the harassment and persecution appears to be abating. She removed the hidden rosary beads. Let us pray for those who …

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2014/15 Annual Financial Report

Dear Columban Friend, Since 1918, the Missionary Society of St. Columban has been sharing the Gospel in solidarity with the poor throughout the world. We are ever grateful to our benefactors whose prayers and support strengthen us as we continue …

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Communities Take Action

The Catholic Church has taught me that all life is equal, and the concept of borders does not and should not alter this idea. Many immigrants come to America looking a new life; they want access to the privileges and …

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One Community, One Creation

“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” Pope John Paul II’s words resonated in my conscience when I made a very important decision in my life, to pursue Social Work and advocate …

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On Being a Man of God

Columban Fr. Paul Prendergast Celebrates 50th Ordination Anniversary But first, who is God? God is love. It is in God’s nature to be a source of life, to create life; In God there is total self-communication, for which to happen …

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Montesino’s Denunciation

One Eventful Sunday On December 21, 1511, on the island of Española (today divided between the Dominican Republic and Haiti) an extraordinary event took place.  A small group of Dominican missionaries were about to change history by means of a …

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One Call to Mission

Rafael Ramirez Salazar, a Columban seminarian from Chile writes: I feel that both God and the mission call me.  I cannot identify precisely the source of this call.  It comes from deep within me, and I experience it as one …

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Caught Up

Dear Jesus, I get so caught up in my doings that I am scarcely aware of your presence. Yet when things go wrong or when I just seem to be on a perpetual treadmill, I finally seek you out. You …

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August e-bulletin

Signup for this Newsletter Stay Connected: | Donate Now “And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace.  Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him …

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Migration: A Chess Game

One evening a friend invited me out for a walk and drink in one of the shopping areas in Pasig, part of metro Manila, the Philippines. The structural design, the different artistic expressions, the ambiance and other features of the …

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