Monthly Archives: September 2014

China Update

As a development worker at St. Columbans, Nebraska, I have the privilege of contacting Columban benefactors and expressing gratitude for their partnership in the mission work of the Church and Columban missionaries. Sometimes these calls include conversations about current missionary …

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Weekly Prayer: September 25, 2014

Dear Jesus, I look back at my past years with the people and events that filled them. These recollections leave me with feelings of grace and gratitude. Yes, sin, error, grief and suffering were also there. Yet all in all …

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Introducing the Fall 2014 Advocacy Interns

Emily Van Etten Environmental Justice Intern Hometown: Naperville, Illinois Studying: M.S. Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, American University I’m most looking forward to learning more about the people the Columbans serve and using Catholic social teaching not just as a …

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

Friends in Unexpected Places

During my spring break from language school I traveled alone around Japan for ten days. I was a Columban seminarian back then and had only a rudimentary knowledge of that country’s language, customs and places of interest. However, since I …

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Weekly Prayer: September 18, 2014

We pray everyone follows a path to justice and self-determination. Lord, help us to treasure and share the gifts of freedom you have given us. May justice and love, not fear and greed, guide our decisions for family, neighbor, country …

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High is the Heaven, Deep is the Sea

Next year marks the 1400 anniversary of the death of St. Columban. As part of a series of initiatives to mark this anniversary the Columbans commisioned Liam Lawton to write and record a new hymn that calls to mind the …

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Thank You for Signing-Up

Thank you for subscribing to the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach monthly eBulletin and weekly action alerts! We are grateful for your interest in our advocacy efforts and invite you to join us as Columban Advocates by sharing the …

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September 2014 ebulletin

Signup for this Newsletter Stay Connected: | Donate Now “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” …

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Weekly Prayer: September 11, 2014

We remember the day we were engulfed in fear, disbelief and grief. Years have passed, and we continue to mourn all that was lost. Grant peace Lord to all of those who perished that day. Grant comfort to the families …

Categories: Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Pope Francis Calls for Reconciliation, Invites Koreans to Reject Inhumane Economic Models

The Korean Catholic Church, which is ten percent of the population, has a strong history of defending human rights, particularly during the dictatorship, as well as a history of persecution, evident in the recent beatification by Pope Francis of 124 …

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