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August/September 2018


August 2018

By Fr. Noel O'Neill

Come the weekend, Americans have their baseball and football. Australians have their cricket and Australian rules football, and the Irish have rugby. Come the weekend,…


By Fr. Barry Cairns

Columban history in the Japan mission is behind this stained glass window of the Risen Christ.


By Fr. Bobby Gilmore

It is interesting to watch those television programs that deal with people passing through customs as they return from holidays or family visits abroad.


By Liezl Ladaran

We had our retreat in Nadi Ashram in May 2014. During our retreat I was passing by the road from the house where I stayed to the dining hall, along the way I saw a…


By Kim Jung-Woong Bosco

In my opinion love and kindness are the two words that most clearly express the life of Jesus.


By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

An African saying is my reminder: "If I go alone I go faster. If I go with others I go farther." This year, I hope to go a little farther so here is a reflection on a key…


By Fr. John Boles

Sometimes you come across a bond of love that makes you feel really humble. This is what happened to me when I met Josè and David.


By Peter, as told to Columban Fr. Neil Magill

I am Peter, and I am a third year student at Columban Fr. Neil Magill's Higher Education Center [HEC] in Mandalay, Myanmar (formerly Burma).


By Fr. Ed O'Connell

"The children, the young children, we have to do something about the children, they are at risk." Warmi Huasi is a small civil association (NGO) I set up with others…


By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

The last time I crossed a body of water on a boat at night was on my first mission assignment in the Fiji Islands.


By Fr. Tim Mulroy

When Fr. Sean McDonagh, who taught at the University of Mindanao in the Philippines, joined one of his students on a research project among the T'boli tribe during the…


By Sr. Redempta Twomey

The story is told of a good and prayerful woman who claimed to have had a vision of Christ. She went to see the bishop. "Did you talk to him?" he asked.