Columban Fr. Frank Hoare talks about our frustration surrounding Coronavirus restrictions. The grieving of a loss of normal is the first step in allowing ourselves to move forward.
On the 15th March, a Sunday evening, the President of Peru declared a State of Emergency from the 16th, which meant none of us, except those with essential tasks to fulfill, can leave their homes until the 30th March. It was extended on Thursday 26th, for 13 days, and then on Wednesday 8th April the lockdown was further extended to the 26th April. The curfew now is from 6pm to 4am.
The third in the series of Columban Prayers for the World during this worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Columban Fr. John Boles, who has been working in Peru for more than 25 years, gives a special blessing while standing in front of a special needs school for poor families.
The fourth in the series of Columban Prayers for the World during this coronavirus pandemic, Columban Fr. Sean Conneely, working in Seoul, South Korea gives a blessing for all the nurses, doctors and volunteers caring for the sick during this pandemic.
The first in the series of Columban Prayers for the World during this worldwide coronavirus pandemic, three Columban Missionary priests from Britain give blessings in different languages to encourage us to stay safe and trust in Almighty God during these difficult and challenging times.
Towards the middle of March, when the entire island of Luzon in the Philippines was declared under community quarantine to control the spread of COVID-19, I was in my hometown — a small municipality in northern Luzon. There, the people were experiencing a lot of anxiety in the face of uncertainty about the impact of
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