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November 2019

November 2019


November 2019

By Fr. Donal McIlraith

Chased from his parish by a volcano! That is the story of Fr. Laurence Lulkon. Little did I think when I taught Laurence as a seminarian in Fiji that I was preparing him…


By Fr. Tony Cavanagh

December, January and February are the wedding months. All the Parkari parishes here are busy attending weddings and being involved in some of the preparations.


By Vida Amor Hequilan

Every morning on my way to the office I often see a woman with a dog in a small playground outside the Columban office gate in Hong Kong.


By Fr. Warren Kinne

I want to tell you about my friend David. Mind you, he prefers to be called Princess. He is known as the “Princess of Paradise.” Since I arrived on the Gold Coast (…


By Liliani Losi Ma’afu

"As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near, I have fought the good race, and I have remained faithful.


By Catharina Son

On my first day of prison visitation, Ate (big sister) Sally accompanied me to Stanley prison where she gave me an introduction to the process from initial registration at…


By Fr. David G. Arms

Then a young priest, I was appointed in 1975 to the islands of Kadavu, Fiji, which is about 60 miles from the capital of Suva. Over the years, Kadavu had not been well…


By Nathalie Martysch

Situated close to the center of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Fatima House is operated by the Birmingham Archdiocese and the Columban Fathers and offers shelter for women…


By Fr. Patrick Raleigh

It was a great privilege to have had the opportunity to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) this year. As a Columban missionary it is a country that has always fascinated me.…


By Fr. John Burger

I have been trying to track down the source of this quotation: “The first prerequisite for education is a willingness to sacrifice your prejudice on the altar of your…


By Sr. Redempta Twomey

In her autobiography, St. Therese tells of a dream she had about a year before her death.