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October 2020

October 2020


October 2020

by Michael Javier

It is part of our daily morning exercise routine for myself and my fellow lay missionary, Lenette Toledo, to pass by the busiest market in Bhamo. Bhamo is a city in the…


By Fr. Finbar Maxwell

The late art critic Sr. Wendy Beckett wrote, “the astonishing thing about prayer is our inability to accept that if we have need of it, as we do, then because of God’s…


By Mosese Yacalevu

Sharing my vocation story stirs up mixed feelings within me. On the one hand I think of a vocation as something personal and sacred, but I remember that such stories…


By Fr. John Boles

“Hope springs eternal” goes the phrase, even in the saddest of situations, and surely none can be sadder than the case of young Andrea Alvarez.


By Jerry Lohera

There are many days when I am at home in the tribal villages in Sindh, Pakistan. Although, it might have been upsetting for someone to find out that majority of the…


By Elbert Balbastro

Our mission partners and benefactors are very essential in the day-to-day life of the missionaries. They play a significant role in helping the Society proclaim the good…


By Fr. Timothy Mulroy

Every Saturday afternoon, Fr. Paul drove off faithfully in the car by himself. For several years, all I knew was that he was heading to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting…


By Fr. Patrick O'Donoghue

It is almost impossible to describe the appreciation and love that Catholic Kachins in Myanmar have for Columban missionaries, and at times, it can be almost embarrassing…


By Lenette Toledo

Myanmar is far behind in terms of education, compared to other countries, having been shut off from the outside world for 50 years by the military junta.


By Sr. Kathleen Coyle

In the Gospels, there are several accounts of feeding a large crowd from scant supplies. These accounts may be versions of one memorable event for which several accounts…


By Fr. Daniel O'Malley

I had just arrived in the Philippines shortly after ordination. It was 1973 and something unprecedented was happening back home in Ireland.


By Fr. John Burger

October with its blue skies and bright leaves is a time for appreciating the beauty of the earth. Appropriately, October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis.