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March/April 2020

March/April 2020


March 2020

By Lily Faunillan

In August last year, I arrived at St. John the Apostle Parish in Natovi, Fiji, to begin my ministry, where, among other things I would help facilitate church programs,…


By Fr. Joseph Joyce

“How old are you?” is a question that I’m very often asked in Pakistan, and when I tell my age, 75, the response is something like, “You look very fresh,” or “You’re still…


By Uakela Tawala

My name is Uakeia Tawaia, and I come from the Kiribati Islands. In 2016, I was studying Accounting at the Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) and was focused on…


By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, or Udang Poi, is a huge celebration in the Diocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar (formerly Burma), which attracts thousands…


By Arlene Villahermosa

Every day in our lives we meet people of various ages and from different backgrounds. Many of them we don’t know but some of them we get to know and interact with. And…


By Fr. Patrick Raleigh

After completing my six year term as Regional Director for the Columbans in Ireland I had the opportunity to pay a return visit to Pakistan where I had worked for a number…


By Fr. Donal McIlraith

It started, really, with an invitation from catechist Tobia to come and talk about the Marian Movement of Priests. I checked with the pastor, Fr.


By Fr. Timothy Mulroy

Strolling along the path, I turned a corner and suddenly my eye caught a statue. At first, I was unsure if the figure was male or female, human or angelic, but its pose…


By Fr. Michael Hoban

For the past seven years, I have traveled on Fridays to the Carmelite monastery located in a mountain canyon known as the Cajon del Maipo.


By Sihyeon Teresa Bae

On August 1, 2017, I travelled from the height of the Korean summer to an equally hot Philippines to study English.


By Sr. Redempta Twomey

"Loneliness has become a silent epidemic; it is, as one doctor wrote, "the most unrecognized health crisis of this generation."


By Fr. John Burger

Although all Columbans may not agree with me, I think our life as Columbans has three important hallmarks.