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March/April 2017


March 2017

By Columban Fr. Frank Hoare

Ethnic Indian people are traditionally obsessed with matters of pollution and purity. Purity is a central value in the culture. The caste system in India is based on this…


By Sr. Eileen Rabbitte

I still have vivid memories of my first awakening in Lima, Peru, on June 24, 1971.


By Columban Fr. William Lee

It was about three in the afternoon on a Tuesday.


By Sr. Young Mi Choi

My name is Sr.


By Columban Fr. Tomas King

When I was sixteen years old, my father was diagnosed with cancer and died ten weeks later.


By Columban Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

Now that I'm home, I realized I do not have a room to call my own. My room is the bag I carry on my back every time I move from one mission to another.


By Ger Sampson

I started to write these two poems last year during a workshop training on poetry writing in my ministry with asylum seekers.


By Fr. Tim Mulroy

"What do you know about Ireland?" I asked the third grade class that was excited to have just learnt that I was from there. "St.


By Columban Fr. Frank Hoare

In my early days as a missionary in Fiji, I worked mainly among the Hindu Indo-Fijians around the town of Labasa.


By Angie Escarsa

In the history of human life suffering is what every person will encounter in their lifetime.