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March 1, 2019

The personal experience of loss and grief over the death of a loved family member is universal.  People tend to remember the lives of those who have recently died.  Neighbors, friends and relatives often gather together to be with the family when a cherished member has passed away.  The way that this passing is remembered and celebrated differs in various cultures.

March 1, 2019

Pagpag is made from leftover food picked from garbage

The Philippines is a country with some of the greatest inequality. There are 16 million Filipinos who suffer serious poverty out of population of 107 million. Six million live in extreme poverty. They suffer the burning heat of summer and the downpours and floods of the rainy season in hovels made of plastic sheeting, scrap wood and rusty metal sheets.

March 1, 2019

A group of Fijian men sitting around the yaqona bowl

Four of our Columban seminarians are studying philosophy at the Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS). During our community night one Sunday evening someone asked one of them who was serving the yaqona (local beverage made of roots) what the Fijian for philosophy would be. Being somewhat at a loss he said “talo” (serve the yaqona) and began serving the yaqona. We all laughed and then agreed that “...


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