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Columban Mission Magazine Featured Stories

Fr. Napa celebrates a Peruvian wedding.
August/September 2019
The gifts we bring
August/September 2019
August/September 2019
August/September 2019
In This Issue
Here are the latest stories from Columban missionaries around the world working with the poor, homeless and those in need. You can find these stories in the current issue of Columban Mission magazine. New stories will be add each week. 


Fr. Napa celebrates a Peruvian wedding.

Starting from Zero

 September 9, 2019

I arrived in Peru thinking that it wouldn’t be very challenging. I was sent straight away to Bolivia to learn Spanish.

By Fr. Palanapa Tavo
Children in class

A Letter from the T'ikariy House in Peru

 September 2, 2019

Dear Friends of the Children of Cusco, Peru:

By Fr. Young-In Kim
The gifts we bring

The Gifts We Bring

 August 26, 2019

Shwebo dropped us at our last stop, and he headed off to return to his village, the Shwebo district from which he gets his name. We returned to the Sisters’ house and had dinner.

By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala
Catechism class

My Mission Journey in Fiji

 August 19, 2019

I arrived in Fiji as a Columban lay missionary in August 2017. Once in Fiji, I studied the language for three months.

By Lilly Faunillan

Give Thanks!

 August 12, 2019

One year has passed since I came back to Korea for my second term as a Columban lay missionary. Indeed, time has flown so fast. In that one year alone, many events have taken place.

By Luda Egbalkic

A Stranger in a Strange Land

 August 6, 2019

Being a stranger in a foreign land wasn’t always easy, in terms of learning and adopting not only the language and local dialect but also the culture.

By Jennifer (Jake) Lunor

Dealing with Disappointment in Pakistan

 August 1, 2019

Each of us could write a book on disappointments, because there are so many in our lives.

By Fr. Joseph Joyce

A Vulnerable and Open Heart

 August 1, 2019

What makes a life a success in the grand scheme of things, that is, a success in God’s plan? Down through the centuries, the same message echoes: it is not through fame, power, strength,...

By Fr. John Burger

Grateful Beyond Words

 August 1, 2019

After a 14-hour flight from Korea, with a fierce wind and torrential rain waiting to greet me in Dublin, I realized that I had finally landed in Ireland.

By Hyein "Anna" Noh

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