Magazine Story Archive

  • Light the Life June 2, 2016 Anna with the youth of the parish.Saving for a Brighter Future Noh Hyein, better known as Anna (pronounced En-na), a teacher by profession, came to the Philippines in April 2011 with three other Korean women. After a year of studies in Tagalog and English, she was assigned to St. Peter Parish in the Diocese of Novaliches. In the beginning of her ministry and ... Read More
  • The Limping Ladies June 1, 2016 limping-ladies-1Companions in Mission I wonder if the Blessed Virgin was limping during her old age? Nevertheless, I think she will still be there doing what God the Father asked of her. Perhaps even though she was not physically fit during Jesus’ time, she still did what she had to do. While on mission in Fiji, I had ... Read More
  • Human Trafficking: One Woman’s Story June 1, 2016 human-traffickingOlajoke Ajikolu’s Journey from Nigeria to Ireland My name is Olajoke Ajikolu, and I am from Nigeria. I have five brothers and a sister, and life seemed to be pretty hard for us. I stopped going to school at the age of 16 as the family could not afford the school fees for me. Then things ... Read More
  • The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. June 1, 2016 Dee Ramp, LAOH national missions and charities officer.Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Sisterhood of Irish and Irish-American, Catholic Women. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) is a national organization officially recognized in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1894 as the “Daughters of Erin.” It is felt that the Ancient Order of Hibernians had always had women ... Read More
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Catholic Intstitutions June 1, 2016 hibernians-smA Special Relationship During the 122 year history of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH), there has been a special relationship with various Catholic institutions. The Order has also promoted Irish, Irish American and Catholic history. At the 1902 convention held in Denver, Colorado, the delegation passed a resolution to establish the Trinity College Scholarship. Fundraising ... Read More
  • Getting a Start in Life June 1, 2016 Agnes Dong and Columban Fr. Warren KinneFriendship Is at the Heart of Being a Columban Missionary Bishop Jin, the late bishop of Shanghai, who died aged 97 years in 2013, was Agnes Dong’s great-grandmother’s cousin. Her grandmother on that side of her family was a devout Catholic, but her other three grandparents were not Catholic. Her grandmother went to Catholic schools in Shanghai, ... Read More
  • Working for Love of Family June 1, 2016 Joan YapI’ve been here in Taiwan for many years already, and I find it very interesting that a lot of my “kababayan” (countrymen) wanted to work abroad. Initially I felt that people wanted to work abroad for economic gain. When I heard that you have a relative who is working abroad, then I believed that you ... Read More
  • Meaningful Relationships May 3, 2016 From the Director My first experience of engaging in pastoral ministry in Japan was at a residential center, run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, for adults who had various physical and intellectual disabilities. Having had no previous experience in this field, I was very anxious about this place of assignment. My ... Read More
  • Weakness and Failure Lead to New Understanding May 3, 2016 Shusaku Endo, A Modern Day Prophet Shusaku Endo, a Japanese novelist, died in 1996–almost 20 years ago. In Japan he is still featured regularly in television programs, magazine articles and exhibitions. Every bookstore still has an Endo section. In Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, to be released in 2016, is based on Endo’s most famous novel. Before going ... Read More
  • Help and Guidance May 3, 2016 A Thank You from a Columban Seminarian My name is Teakare Betero, age 28, and I have been with the Columbans for five years now. At the moment I am studying at the Pacific Regional Seminary. This seminary is the only place for theological study for the priesthood in Oceania (South Pacific). Being with the Columbans for ... Read More
  • Small Pentecosts May 3, 2016 Gratitude Is the Antitode! You might call me a slow learner. I am 84 years old, and about 40 years ago a colleague recommended a book called “The Forgotten Spirit.” The title seemed only mildly interesting to me. I admit that at the time the Holy Spirit did not occupy the place of honor in my ... Read More