August/September 2018

Peter singing with some of his HEC classmates as backup

Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

I am Peter, and I am a third year student at Columban Fr. Neil Magill's Higher Education Center [HEC] in Mandalay, Myanmar (formerly Burma). We get two weeks holiday during the academic year, but most of the 90 students at the HEC cannot go home.

By Peter, as told to Columban Fr. Neil Magill August 13, 2018
Children play at the Center

Children at Risk

"The children, the young children, we have to do something about the children, they are at risk." Warmi Huasi is a small civil association (NGO) I set up with others twelve years ago to accompany families, and especially children at risk, who live in situations of poverty.

By Fr. Ed O'Connell August 8, 2018

In So Many Works

The story is told of a good and prayerful woman who claimed to have had a vision of Christ. She went to see the bishop. "Did you talk to him?" he asked.

By Sr. Redempta Twomey August 1, 2018

The Masterpiece of Nature

When Fr. Sean McDonagh, who taught at the University of Mindanao in the Philippines, joined one of his students on a research project among the T'boli tribe during the summer of 1978, he could not have imagined what a life-changing experience lay ahead of him.

By Fr. Tim Mulroy August 1, 2018
Young and old practice meditation

Light Shines in the Dark

The last time I crossed a body of water on a boat at night was on my first mission assignment in the Fiji Islands. On one night I had to return to the mainland of Vanua Levu from Rabi Island. I told the priest maybe I could return to the mainland the next morning.

By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala August 1, 2018

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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Phone: 877-299-1920
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