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Columban Mission Magazine Featured Stories

November 2019
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In This Issue
Here are the latest stories from Columban missionaries around the world working with the poor, homeless and those in need. You can find these stories in the current issue of Columban Mission magazine. New stories will be add each week. 


Volcano Priest

 November 27, 2019

Chased from his parish by a volcano! That is the story of Fr. Laurence Lulkon. Little did I think when I taught Laurence as a seminarian in Fiji that I was preparing him to deal with volcanoes.

By Fr. Donal McIlraith

Wedding Season in Sindh

 November 25, 2019

December, January and February are the wedding months. All the Parkari parishes here are busy attending weddings and being involved in some of the preparations.

By Fr. Tony Cavanagh

My Morning Dose of Happiness

 November 22, 2019

Every morning on my way to the office I often see a woman with a dog in a small playground outside the Columban office gate in Hong Kong.

By Vida Amor Hequilan

The Princess of Paradise

 November 20, 2019

I want to tell you about my friend David. Mind you, he prefers to be called Princess.

By Fr. Warren Kinne


 November 18, 2019

"As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near, I have fought the good race, and I have remained faithful.

By Liliani Losi Ma’afu
inspiring one another

Inspiring One Another

 November 14, 2019

On my first day of prison visitation, Ate (big sister) Sally accompanied me to Stanley prison where she gave me an introduction to the process from initial registration at the gate to visiting the...

By Catharina Son
Funeral procession

Goodbye to a Faith-Full Catechist

 November 11, 2019

Then a young priest, I was appointed in 1975 to the islands of Kadavu, Fiji, which is about 60 miles from the capital of Suva. Over the years, Kadavu had not been well served.

By Fr. David G. Arms
Fatima House Volunteers

When the White Van Arrives ...

 November 6, 2019

Situated close to the center of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Fatima House is operated by the Birmingham Archdiocese and the Columban Fathers and offers shelter for women asylum seekers.

By Nathalie Martysch

Visit to Myanmar

 November 4, 2019

It was a great privilege to have had the opportunity to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) this year. As a Columban missionary it is a country that has always fascinated me.

By Fr. Patrick Raleigh

Keep Searching for God

 November 1, 2019

I have been trying to track down the source of this quotation: “The first prerequisite for education is a willingness to sacrifice your prejudice on the altar of your spiritual growth.”


By Fr. John Burger

Surrounded with Love

 November 1, 2019

In her autobiography, St. Therese tells of a dream she had about a year before her death. At the time she was in a dark place, a storm was raging very strongly in her soul with no relief at all....

By Sr. Redempta Twomey

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