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Columban Seminarians Elbert Balbastro and Jerry Lohera talk about their experiences following their first mission assignments in Pakistan. 

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Columban Father John Boles at El Paraiso in Peru

More than 4,000 years after residents of the El Paraiso settlement of Peru worshipped at their temple, Columban Missionaries celebrated Christmas Mass near the historic temple.

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Time flies!

   By Gertrudes "Ger" C. Samson
Pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Alberto Hurtado

August is the month of solidarity in the Archdiocese of Santiago.

   By Fr. Michael Hoban
   Chile

In March this year I was one of a group from the Region of Peru to attend a Columban meeting in Santiago,...

   By Fr. Colin McLean
   Brazil
Fr. Frank, with Lilian (left) and Vitalina (right)

Fiji has the highest incidence of diabetes in the world. More than one third of the population suffers...

   Fr. Frank Hoare
   Fiji

Returning home for a seminary break is interesting.

   By Ella Poasa
   Fiji

Being a stranger in a foreign land wasn’t always easy, in terms of learning and adopting their respective...

   by Jennifer "Jake" Lunor
   Fiji

FROM THE DIRECTOR

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Every year in the Catholic Church we have a “World Day of Prayer for the sick” on February 11, which is also the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. All the experts on the life of Jesus agree that He was indeed a healer. Despite, or maybe because of, modern medicine, many of our friends who write to us asking for prayers are seeking relief from sickness and pain.

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Your prayers and gifts are changing the world! Sharing the Gospel calls us to put ourselves at the service of the poor. Columban missionaries feed the hungry, care for the sick, teach the poor and bring the light of Christ to people in Asia, South America and the Pacific rim. Find out how together we can change the world.

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

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Columban Fr. Palanapa Tavo gives communion to the sick

Adapting to the Needs of the People

The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Phone: 877-299-1920
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