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The mata ni vanua (herald) has an important place in Fijian culture.

The Korean War might have ended seventy years ago, but memories of the victims are still fresh. Amongst those who died was Columban priest, hero and martyr Jim Maginn (…

In Exodus 34: 8, Moses describes God as "a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness." This is a God feels the pain of others, the…

What happened at Antioch, as we read in the Acts of the Apostles 11:19-26, when some of the believers decided to go out and preach to the Greeks has been variously called…

Columban Father Michael O’Grady lived through the momentous events of May 1980 in the city of Gwangju, events which were to bring democracy to South Korea - but at a cost…

I was preparing to say the monthly Mass at Votua village in Western Fiji. A family approached and requested me to accept a whale’s tooth at the beginning of Mass as an…

Many of us passengers gathered on deck as our boat neared the port of Levuka, the old capital of Fiji.

Between them, the lives of long-time Columban supporter Pelagio Lee and his father span the whole drama of modern-day South Korea. Their story hinges on a former refugee…

The joys and sorrows that occur in all our lives reflect the joys and sorrows that we will mark our participation in Holy Week. Friday we will hear other voices shouting…

I attended a Marian procession in Newtown, a suburb of Suva City, Fiji.

Jesus told His disciples, "You must be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." How can we be perfect, we ask, as we are so painfully conscious of our own…

Some months ago, a migrant friend here in Hong Kong texted me with the request that the Columbans hold her husband’s cremains in our chapel until she could bring them back…