Monthly Archives: November 2013

2014 Prayer Intentions

January General: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples. Mission: That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ. February General: That the Church and society may respect the …

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2014 Prayer Intentions

January General: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples. Mission: That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ. February General: That the Church and society may respect the …

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God With Them

Despite what we read in the newspapers, the Church is not a monolith; it is a living institution. Busy people working their way through a busy agenda instinctively reach out to the Church, seek its peace and wisdom and reassure …

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A Moment from the Missions

I recently returned from a trip to the Philippines where I spent several weeks visiting Columban missionaries in action and helping where I could.  I returned to the United States the day before the terrible Typhoon Haiyan struck, leaving a …

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Sunrise Over Calvary

Yang Xu denied having any artistic ability when I asked him to express with colors the hope that is in his life. His reply was typical of how he refers to his own ability. However, further encouragement about producing a …

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Maybe God Speaks Good Chinese…

When the Taiwan Mission Unit (TMU) welcomed our group in June 2011, part of our three-year commitment as Columban lay missionaries was to be in a oneyear fulltime language apostolate as part of our preparation for ministry. Even now, I …

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My Heart is the House of the Lord

Nine days before Christmas in December 2012, the Christian community where I live held what they call the posada. It’s an annual tradition of faith practice among the Mexican people here, remembering the time when Joseph and Mary, went looking …

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Philippines Update

Dear Columban Friend, Words don’t come easily when trying to describe the effects of typhoon Yolanda on the people caught in the path of this super typhoon. In recorded history there has never been such a powerful typhoon to hit …

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE AFTERMATH OF TYPHOON YOLANDA BY FR. SHAY CULLEN

I flew into Cebu City, an hours flight from Manila and drove with two Preda staff starting 3 am to visit the northern towns of Cebu Island on Tuesday, 19 November. The goal was to reach Daanbantayan, Bogo,and Bantayan Island  …

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Philippines Update

Dear Columban Friend, Firstly, my sincere thanks to all of you who, either personally or together as a region, have emailed or phoned to let us know that you are in solidarity with us and the people of the Philippines …

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