- Giving expression to mission December 5, 2011 As I have come to know and respect the diverse cultures of the indigenous Fijians, I have long been struck by the structure of the speech that accompanies the presentation of a traditional gift, whether it be a tabua (whale’s tooth) or yaqona (kava). While allowing for flexibility and creativity, there is normally a five-fold ... Read More
- November 2011 Newsletter November 1, 2011 Signup for this Newsletter October 2011 | Vol. 4 Issue 12 A Worthwhile Mission Cause In Fiji, one gets many chances to join in the rituals and merriment of the festivals of other religions, particularly that of Hinduism. Out of respect, I try to accept all such any invitations, hoping to understand my Hindu friends better ... Read More
- Pakistan Flood Update November 1, 2011 When the floods began in Pakistan in late July 2010, the Columban fathers, Sisters and lay missionaries living and working there began to respond to the devastation. With the generous aid of Columban benefactors like you, they were able to begin the long work of helping people rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, due to unusually heavy and ... Read More
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