We entered the so-called Bahay Pagasa, ??House of Hope.? It turned out to be a children's jail. We brought snacks and drinks to share with the young people in the cells…

 

As a Columban lay missionary, I have been working and living in a community in Puente Alto near Santiago, Chile. I worked in a parish named after St.

 

I have been renting a room from a Fijian family in Kinoya for the last few months while I continue to teach at the Pacific Regional Seminary.

 

In Pakistan, terminally-ill patients are treated as sources of income by the medical profession and the hospital culture.

 

Once upon a time a young prince has an extensive and beautiful garden. Above all he loved “Bamboo’’ in his grove and used to visit him frequently. Bamboo reveled in his…

 

I suppose what really attracted me to become an associate with the Society of St. Columban as a lay volunteer was  conviction and commitment to the same message that Jesus…

 

I have been studying the Fijian language for almost three months now.

 

From the seclusion of his monastery in Kentucky, the Cistercian monk, Thomas Merton, reached out to the men and women of his time with a wise and compassionate heart.

 

Today I escaped from my Hindi studies to visit two veteran French missionaries, Frs. Cocereau and Debois at Naililili mission station. I was impressed by the fine old…

 

My childhood dream was always to be a religious sister. The seed of this dream must have been sown by the Columban missionaries, Sisters and priests, who were my educators…

 

As he lies in his sick bed, Columban Fr. Frank recalls some of his mission outreach: The first time I went to the leper colony, I traveled with (the late) Columban Fr. Bob…

 

I’m at the Namata Ashram running a Hindi-speaking lay leaders course. I’ve just had a meeting with a Fijian seminarian.  I was supervising him on his cross-cultural…