Past Magazine Stories

Below are stories from past issues of Columban Mission magazine. The Columban Fathers publish Columban Mission magazine eight times a year. Subscriptions are available for just $10 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.

 

January 15, 2018
Immigrants and refugees, just like Joseph, Mary and Jesus, do not want to leave home and familiar surroundings.  

Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and left that night for Egypt, where they stayed until the death of Herod.

January 8, 2018
 

I used to really find it difficult to understand that my father and my mother loved me for who I am. I struggled growing up because I always feel I have to prove myself that I am the best son they could ever have. And the irony is that I am the only son.

January 2, 2018
 

I have mixed feelings reflecting on my experience of learning the Chinese Mandarin language. This includes happiness, sadness and confusion. By the end of this semester, I will be finishing up with full-time language studies.

December 22, 2017
Fr. Taemoon visits Yang Ai  

I am Taemoon Kwon, a Korean Columban who was ordained a priest in 2010.

Currently I am working in China. My main ministry is to share with Chinese Sisters and priests about spiritual direction and retreats and to look for Columban vocations.

December 20, 2017
I am more ready to welcome Christ in my heart.  

When I was asked to write about the meaning of Christmas for a newsletter for Columban lay missionaries, I wished to share with other missionaries about something special or unique which others never imagined.

December 18, 2017
It is in the spirit of Christmas that we invite members from different religions to join us.  

As I prepare for Christmas this year, my thoughts are with the people of Myanmar with whom I have celebrated Christmas since 2007. I lived in a community in Mandalay.

December 15, 2017
Christmas in the Andes  

Where will the Christmas Festival for the communities be held this year?" asked Carolina, the Coordinator of the active Christian community of Chosicani, one of 20 Christian communities that make up the rural parish of Combapata.

December 13, 2017
From left, Roi Twang, Ma Naw and Zau Ing  

Columban Sister Mary Dillon works in Myanmar amongst those living with the HIV virus. We publish below her letter of thanks to her supporters.

December 11, 2017
Christ set an example of living by how He lived His life.  

Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) was an American writer who has left us with powerful thoughts and insights about Christmas. In his book, "The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations," he wrote these stirring words:

December 8, 2017
Christ has a home in my heart  

When I joined the Columban Lay Missionary orientation program in 2002, I knew that my decision entailed a lot of letting go. I knew that there will be special occasions at home that I would miss.

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