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May 2017


May 2017

By Michael Javier

Chile is very far from my native land, with different people, language, culture, climate and food. It is a Catholic country which is very abundant in resources.


By Sr. Virgie Mozo

One of the many gifts and blessings I experience in the United States as I travel during the summer for the church appeals is the universality of the Church and meeting…


By Fr. Donald Kill

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second…


I once knew a priest who was the life of the party but prone to take over any party he attended.


By Andrew Kwangbae Lee and Columban Fr. Seung Won Joseph

The following is an account of a visit by Columban Fr.


By Fr. Colin McLean

The Ocean's (Atlantic) Influence Island life is shaped by the ocean.


By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

I usually spend my summer break walking the sands and enjoying the beach but this time around I decided to walk the hills of Don Victoriano Chiongbian, a town of Misamis…


By Sr. Mary Ita McElwain

It was a great joy for me to be invited, two years ago, to return to Santiago, Chile, to celebrate 40 years of the Columban Sisters' mission in that beautiful country.


By Fr. Tim Mulroy

As a teenager I browsed whatever reading materials were left around my home: Sunday newspapers that my father enjoyed; novels that my older brother and sisters considered…


By Fr. Barry Cairns

Fifty years ago I was pastor of an "old Christian" community on Amakusa Island in the far south of Japan. By "old Christian" I mean that a Jesuit missionary, Fr.


By Lorelei Ocaya

As part of the on-going formation and education of Columban lay missionaries, I was privileged to take a six-month course on facilitating retreats for young people.