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December 2017


December 2017

Fr. Bobby Gilmore

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


Jihyun Kim

I have mixed feelings reflecting on my experience of learning the Chinese Mandarin language. This includes happiness, sadness and confusion.


Fr. Taemoon Kwon

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


Minah Seo

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…


By Sr. Margaret Murphy

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.


By Fr. Donald Hornsey

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…


Sr. Mary Dillon

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


By Beth Sabado

When I joined the Columban Lay Missionary orientation program in 2002, I knew that my decision entailed a lot of letting go.


By Fr. Don Kill

For millions of Filipinos, Christmas is a celebration of the family. They come together from around the world; they delight in the togetherness and sharing of respect.


By Fr. Shay Cullen

I am standing in the center of the spacious main hall, the atrium, of the new Preda children's home for girls.


By Fr. Tim Mulroy

Taken from the poem Mission Memories by Columban Fr. John McFadden (1894 – 1978), these lines capture his bittersweet mood as he prepares to celebrate Christmas back home…


I was reading a Biblical reflection when word came that my niece's baby had just been born.