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September 1, 2020

September 1 has been designated for us as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis asks us to “let our prayer be inspired anew by closeness to nature which spontaneously leads us to God the Creator.” (Message Sept. 1, 2019).

September 1, 2020

In 1981, Columban Fr. Frank Hoare was at the Namata Ashram running a Hindi-speaking lay leaders course. He shared with us the following story from that time. I’ve just had a meeting with a Fijian seminarian.  I was supervising him on his cross-cultural pastoral experience a few months ago.  He reminded me of the first week he stayed with his Indo-Fijian family. “I haven’t slept all week,” he...

August 1, 2020

Where there is heart there is love; where there is Love there is Joy; where there is Joy there is God, and all things begin with God. My purpose in life is to live it, to taste it and experience it to the fullest, reaching out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences. Discernment for my vocation is not a goal that I pursue, rather, it is a calling that I hear. It does not come...

August 1, 2020

Kim Sunhee

I recently began my new ministry in Our Lady of Remedies parish in Malate, Manila, Philippines. Although I am familiar with this parish, having visited it on many occasions, my feelings are different now that it has become the area for my mission.

August 1, 2020

Environmental encyclical

As a promise, God created a Chosen People
guiding them in deserts, freeing them from slavery
giving them a promised land as their home.
Today people flee eco-collapse in their homelands.

July 1, 2020

Ai Jia Development Center in Taiwan

It took a long time for me to discern my full-time ministry until I finally found myself working with mentally and developmentally challenged individuals at Ai Jia (House of Love) Development Center in Taiwan.


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