December 2019

December 2019

 

December 2019
 

By Nathalie Marytsch

When people ask me about my job, I still hesitate with my answer. I find that I don’t fit in with a conventional category of any job listing.

 

By Kim Sunhee

One day, words on the poster at a local charity shop caught my attention. “…Can you donate two hours of your time to raise funds for people who are blind or vision…

 

By Kevin Sheerin

Simon unfurls his tattered sleeping bag under the shelter of a park pavilion in one of the biggest parks in Hong Kong, a city where sky-high property prices and a yawning…

 

By Fr. Taaremon Matauea

It was a Sunday morning. I was turning the pages of my Mandarin Chinese prayer book looking for suitable prayers for the dead.

 

By Fr. Daniel O'Connor

Columban Fr. Daniel O’Connor is part of a small group of eight in the Hyderabad Diocese, Pakistan, where they manage a health and tuberculosis clinic in the Badin Parish…

 

By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

The Christmas/Epiphany cycle offers us generous glimpses into the mystery of the birth and manifestation of Jesus.

 

By Fr. Barry Cairns

I would like to share with you one of the most delightful Christmas presents that I have ever received. In the mission parish of Katase in Yokohama Diocese where I was…

 

By Sr. Roberta Ryan

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” This insight comes from the pen of Helen Keller who,…

 

By Sr. Margaret Devine

The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a 57-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepeyac Hill on the…

 

By Fr. Shay Cullen

Christmas is a festival of children. We see images of a child born in a stable surrounded by animals with Mary and Joseph by the crib. Although recalling the birth of…

 

By Fr. Vincent Busch

The Subanens are an indigenous people whose ancestral habitat is the highlands of northwest Mindanao in the Philippines. When the Columban Fathers arrived in Mindanao in…

 

By Fr. John Burger

Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Southeast Asia is a nation of scintillating beauty, copious resources and a wonderfully diverse population.

 

By Sr. Anne Ryan

At Christmastime we are drawn to reflect on our place of belonging, our "home." This sense of being drawn to home may be part of our nature, our cultural heritage and also…