October 2019

 

October 2019
 

By Jennifer Lunor

One of the many joys of being a Columban lay missionary is the joy of entering into a new culture and sharing my faith and experience with the people, while at the same…

 

By Fr. Chris Saenz

Let us begin with a story: Equally qualified, Carmen and Diane both sought employment with the same local company. Both prayed to God for help, and the company granted…

 

By Mavic Mercene

Columban lay missionary, Liliani Maafu, shared the story of what happened while traveling to work in a jeepney (bus).

 

By Navitalai Paulo

“What do we do now?” I asked my Indian companions as our boat drifted out to sea. I had been invited by the four young men to go fishing. We left at 5 p.m., leaving dinner…

 

By Sr. Ann Gray

In 1986, when I was in the process of learning Cantonese, a Hong Kong friend took me to Mong Kok on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong where, for the first time, I saw sex…

 

By Fr. Michael Hoban

The work of the Columbans over the last 65 years has been blessed by the presence of diocesan priests (associates) who contract with the Missionary Society of St.

 

By Fr. Bernard Smyth

Four Columbans, John Casey, Patrick Ronan, Owen O’Kane and Patrick Reilly, all attached to the Huchow mission in the Chinese Province of Chekiang, were arrested by the…

 

By Michael Javier

I came home for my highly anticipated home vacation in April 2018 after spending the last three years in Chile, feeling incredibly excited to be back among my family and…

 

By Sr. Redempta Twomey

"People think pleasing God is all God cares about, but any fool in the world can see he is always trying to please us back … always making little surprises and springing…

 

By Fr. Joseph Joyce

The easiest way for me to write about prayer is to speak of my own journey with God. I say this because prayer is a particular experience for each person. It is an…

 

By Fr. John Burger

There used to be a kind of joke going around that said, “As long as there are algebra exams, there will be prayer in the public schools.” Algebra is important, but I think…

 

By Jennifer Lunor

I was born in a predominantly Christian city in the Philippines.