Monthly Archives: March 2016

Daily Prayer – Hungry for Goodness

Blessed are those who are hungry for goodness, those who never get enough of God and truth and righteousness. For they shall be satisfied.

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100 Points of Light – 1930

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban had been in existence for only about a decade, but it was expanding and branching out into new endeavors. In 1929, the Columban Fathers conducted their first …

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Daily Prayer – Show Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, those who remember how much has been forgiven them, and are able to extend this forgiveness into the lives of others. For they too shall receive God’s mercy.

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Weekly Prayer – Show Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, those who remember how much has been forgiven them, and are able to extend this forgiveness into the lives of others. For they too shall receive God’s mercy.

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Daily Prayer – Gift from God

Blessed are those who know that all they are is a gift from God, and so they can be content with their greatness and their smallness, knowing themselves and being true to them- selves. For the earth is their heritage.

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Daily Prayer – The Kingdom of Heaven is Theirs

Blessed are those who are convinced of their basic dependency on God, whose lives are emptied of all that doesn’t matter, those for whom the riches of this world just aren’t that important. For the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

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Daily Prayer – Sorrowing

Blessed are those who wear compassion like a garment, those who have learned how to find themselves by losing themselves in another’s sorrow. For they too shall receive comfort.

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The Faith of the People

From the Director “What is it that keeps you going?” is a question that I frequently ask other Columban missionaries who live and minister in very difficult circumstances. The response is almost always the same, “The faith of the people.” …

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The Holy Spirit Alive in Us

Looking Forward in Joy I left Taiwan three years ago and returned for a two-month refresher course in Chinese Mandarin in March 2015. It was great to be back in a place where I am familiar, a place where I …

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Education in Myanmar

Hope for the Future For many years, the Columbans have been sponsoring the Education Commission of Myitkyina and Banmaw Dioceses, in Kachin State, Myammar, in their provision of boarding hostels and schools in the remote areas, where war and poverty …

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