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June/July 2020

Fr. Frank Hoare baptizing by immersion, 1976

Becoming a Member of the Catholic Church

Previous Practice

By Fr. Frank Hoare
June 29, 2020

My Treasure

Student selfie
Student selfie

By Mary Ann T. Guial as told to Columban Sr. Bella
June 22, 2020
Columban Fr. Teakare Betero

The First Priest of the New Region of Oceania

Fr. Teakare Betero was ordained a Columban priest on Saturday November 30, 2019, the Feast of St. Andrew. He was ordained on his island home of Rabi by Fiji’s Archbishop, the most Rev. Peter Loy Chong.

By Mariana Waqa
June 15, 2020
Fr. John Boles and José Ayala

Ayala Family Project Update

I’ve recently returned to Peru after my sabbatical year, and have been able to see first-hand progress made during 2019.

By Columban Fr. John Boles
June 8, 2020

Finding God in All Things

Sometimes a line of poetry or the words of a hymn can stay in our mind for many years. Something in the turn of phrase resonates in our heart. For some reason, these lines have stuck with me over the years.

By Fr. John Burger
June 1, 2020

A Right to the Bounty

“They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, Jesus began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”

By Columban Missionaries
June 1, 2020

The Beauty of Intercultural Living

In 2019, I had the privilege of visiting our mission in Fiji where Columbans have ministered since 1952. Prior to visiting Fiji, I had read Fr. Frank Hoare’s account of the history of the Columban presence in his book, The Turning Wheel.

By Fr. Patrick Raleigh
June 1, 2020

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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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