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March/April 2016


March 2016

By Sr. Martina Kim

I got off the minibus at the last stop on the hillside in Huaycan, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.


By Fr. Peter O'Neill

Tears flowed down the cheeks of Yudi’s face as he listened to the voice of his mother speaking through my cellular phone while he laid on his ICU (Intensive Care Unit) bed…


By Lilibeth Sabado

I left Taiwan three years ago and returned for a two-month refresher course in Chinese Mandarin in March 2015.


By Fr. Tim Mulroy

"What is it that keeps you going?" is a question that I frequently ask other Columban missionaries who live and minister in very difficult circumstances.


By Fr. Tomas King

The Thar Parkar Desert is situated in the southeast of Pakistan in Sindh province.


By Fr. Barry Cairns

When I was a very young priest just out of language school in Tokyo, my Japanese vocabulary was somewhat limited!


By Fr. Noel O'Neill

The Rainbow Community, a foundation offering services to peoples with intellectual disabilities in South Korea, founded by Irish-born Columban Fr.


By Fr. Thomas Nam

Fr. Thomas Nan was ordained in 2002 and spent eight years in Peru as a Columban missionary. “When I was young I never knew the Columbans.


By Fr. Peter Toohey

On September 6, 2015, I celebrated Mass for the last time in prison. For the past 22 years I have been working as a prison chaplain in Western Australian jails.


By Fr. Patrick Colgan

For many years, the Columbans have been sponsoring the Education Commission of Myitkyina and Banmaw Dioceses, in Kachin State, Myammar, in their provision of boarding…


By Gregg Simon

It's hard to remind yourself to have faith every day. Especially when it comes to having patience or to being confident in God's plan when it is unknown to you.