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July 1, 2020

Columban Lay Missionary Marjorie Engcoy and her mother

One of my passions is in the area of ecological justice, so I decided to initiate a recycling program in the parish in Raiwaqa, Fiji, where I am assigned and launch it during the Season of Creation to share my passion with others. The program was designed to help the women of that parish. At first, it did not garner much interest among the ladies, but after promoting and advertising it during...

July 1, 2020

I work as a shelter supervisor at the Hope Workers’ Center in Taiwan, and I can say that I enjoy the work.  Every day I facilitate activities for the residents in the shelter while waiting for their case or new employers. These activities help them lift up their spirits and encourage camaraderie among them.

June 1, 2020

Hope Workers' Center Taiwan

I started serving at the Hope Workers’ Center (HWC) last year as a fulltime pastoral coordinator among the Filipino Community of volunteers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Zhongli, Taiwan.  I also work in partnership with fellow Columban lay missionary Joan Yap and with the new Columban parish priest, Fr. Seaok Jinwook Antonio.

June 1, 2020

Fr. Gonzalo Borquez

How many times has someone climbed a mountain only to find that they are still not at the summit? And, in fact, a cliff lies between them and the higher peaks. Throughout history, humanity has passed through different crises such as wars, natural disasters, and epidemics. Because such calamities can bring us face to face with the limits of our existence, they can have a huge impact on humanity...

June 1, 2020

My name is Teresa, but most people here call me Ling. I was born in Malaysia and before coming to Fiji, I lived in New Zealand for eleven years. Everything went smoothly for me for the first five months after arriving here in Fiji. I was joyful, confident, full of life and enthusiastic. I thank God every day for showering me with his goodness. I always remember the Bible verse:

May 1, 2020

A few years ago the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year was “post-truth.” Every day people are subjected to many false words, “fake news,” “alternative truths,” and devastating comments on social media which in some cases have led to depression and even to suicide. Many would agree that there is surely more general verbal abuse today because of social media.


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