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June/July 2019

June/July 2019


June 2019

By Sr. Angela McKeever

I have just completed 40 years in Chile and for 25 of these I have been going to the oldest jail in Santiago called the “Peni,” which is pronounced like “penny.” It was…


By John Din

More than 20 years ago, I left the Philippines for the first time as a Columban lay missionary assigned to Brazil.


By Aurora C. Luceenpo

I arrived in Pakistan in 1994 after joining the Columban lay missionary orientation program which included a focused study on Islam and the Pakistani culture.


By Irma Cantago

I am Irma Lara Cantago, a Columban lay missionary for many years. A high school teacher by profession, I was teaching for 15 years and at the same time involved in the…


By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

"Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road?" (Lk 24:32)


By Vasemaca Ratu

Learning a new language is really difficult. One has to become a child again and enter an entirely new culture.


By Fr. Kevin O'Neill

As he ends his tenure as Columban Superior General, Fr. Kevin O'Neill, shares that the 2018 centennial was an opportunity to look to the past with gratitude and "to…


By Columban Seminarians

I have just completed three months of pastoral work. Every Saturday I went to the Hope Center in Myitkyina. It is where HIV/AIDS patients are cared for, and I met patients…


By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

Bartimaeus, a beggar, was sitting on the roadside, outside Jericho, blind, begging, isolated, speechless, mute. When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by He…


By Fr. John Burger

People around the globe report increasing levels of stress. Our lives are so busy that day-to-day we feel hurried and harried.


By Fr. Trevor Trotter

Recently I have been fascinated by the news of two black holes circling each other and heading towards a massive explosion.