My name is Fr. Thomas Seugnwon Nam, and I am a South Korean Columban missionary priest. Currently, I am the Vice regional director of Korean region and in charge of the Vocation Office, Associate Priest and the Peace Office.
Lord, even the old leaf looks so special
on a frosty morning, when You tinge it with silver.
You made us all special, Lord.
You adorn each one of us with loving care
for You treasure each one of us.
Lord, no matter how ill I feel,
You see my goodness and make me
precious in Your sign.
Thank you, Lord.
Lord I believe that you will always care for us.
As it prays in the psalm “You have created
my inmost being you have knit me
in my mother’s womb.”
Now during this time of the virus help us
to have confidence that you will not abandon us.
No matter how much our lives have been changed
or how much we are suffering
I trust that you are here with us.
Dear Mary, my holy mother,
I love you so much
and I give you my heart.
Help me to love God.
Help me to love my neighbor
as a child of God.
Help me to love myself
as a child of God.
A young girl and her mother went to the riverbank looking for wild vegetables and leaves. The girl and her mother thought that the river split somewhere above and then came to meet again so that they would form an island. After taking their lunch, they decided to split – the mother went to the side of Mali Hka and the daughter went to the Nmai Hka side.
Lord, like Peter, I am sometimes so afraid,
yet You made him the rock of Your Church.
My loving Jesus,
out of the grateful love I bear You,
and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace,
I give You my heart,
and I consecrate myself wholly to You;
and with Your help I shall sin no more.
Oh little Jacinta,
look kindly upon these prayers.
Pray for us that we may be humble and gentle of heart
as you were here on earth.
On earth you beheld Our Blessed Mother in her radiance.
Pray that we may join Our Blessed Mother in Heaven
when our time on earth is over.
You suffered illness
and had only ten short years on earth,
Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus hear me;
Within your wounds hide me;
separated from you, let me never be;
From the evil one protect me;
At the hour of my death, call me;
The Columban Interreligious Dialogue Desk in Fiji was initiated in May 2019. I was asked to advise and guide the coordinator, Ms. Priscilla Magdalin. Priscilla had worked for some years with Interfaith Search Fiji and had many contacts among leaders of religious groups in Fiji. We decided that our goal would be to interest young people in interreligious dialogue.