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June/July 2024

Columban Mission Magazine June-July 2024
June 2024
 

By Fr. Robert Mosher

My Mom, Marie, was a happy mother, giving me, together with Dad, a wonderful sense of security that I appreciated from my earliest years. I treasure the reassuring…

 

By Fr. Bernard Dagge

On May 19, 1973, I was ordained a priest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia, along with eleven other candidates. I was in Form 5 at St. Joseph’s CBC North…

 

By Michael Javier

When we make new acquaintances, our name is certainly the next big thing to be shared after an exchange of warm greetings. Some would even go as far as telling us the…

 

By Fr. Louie Ybanez

Recently a new parish has been created, and I was asked to minister to almost 300 families in thirteen villages spread around interior Sindh near the districts of Umerkot…

 

By Fr. John Boles

Columban seminarians are helping to bring true hope to one of Manila’s most notorious slums. “This’ll be a real eye-opener,” Lydio told me, and he wasn’t joking. Lydio…

 

By Joan Yap

I’ve been working as a shelter supervisor for many years. I have met a lot of caregivers who came to our center for assistance and shelter. I have the chance to get to…

 

By Sarah MacDonald

As the Columban Sisters celebrate their centennial year, Sarah Mac Donald speaks to Congregational Leader Sr. Anne Carbon about her life as a missionary and the challenges…

 

By Sr. Ann Gray

In these days of 2024, Columban Sisters throughout the world fi nd our thoughts and our hearts turning back one hundred years towards our first Sisters. The Missionary…

 

By Oscar Bryan

A natural starting point in our reflection on the early pioneers of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban is the first Superior General, Mother Mary Finbarr Collins. Born…

 

By Sr. Anne Carbon

Celebrating 100 years of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban is one of the most significant milestones for me since I joined the Congregation 27 years ago. Reflecting…

 

By Fr. Bobby Gilmore

“A Christian world and a world yet to be evangelized. That situation no longer exists.

 

By Fr. Chris Saenz

Years ago, when I was a seminarian, I was sitting in the chapel praying. Another Columban seminarian, Xavier from Korea, was also praying. At one moment, he turned to me…