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March 1, 2020

I’m doing missionary work with the mentally and physically challenged individuals at St. Joseph Center’s for Special Education as a volunteer.  I’m fondly referred to by both the staff and students as “Big Brother Jin.”

March 1, 2020

Fr. Pat McInerney, second from left

I feel as much on Columban mission here in Sydney as I ever did in Lahore, Pakistan, if not more so, and it is usually in the ordinary encounters of every day.

February 1, 2020

I am a butterfly
Know that I like
Flying among colorful flowers
But now, I won’t do like this
I offer to you…My lord.

February 1, 2020

Columban Lay Missionary Hyein Noh "Anna"  (left) and Joy

At last, I am back in Korea, my home country. I returned in March 2019 and threw myself into the surging waves of work awaiting me as the new Columban Lay Missionary (CLM) Coordinator. To be honest, coming back to Kore, brought lots of questions to my mind. As a Korean, as a woman and as a Columban Lay Missionary, what can I do here?

February 1, 2020

Mani Ram told me today that he had just had a terrifying experience. He was in love with a girl in the settlement, but her parents rejected Mani Ram and arranged a marriage for her with another young man. Mani Ram said that he then began to have dreams every night of a female ghost coming to him and extracting his life source. He began to get thinner and thinner.

January 2, 2020

Irish peat bog

"Quit being a lemon and make some lemonade in these straitened times," a journalist urged in a recent article. Instead of winging and complaining we must be on the alert for what is lovely around us. Instead of blaming people and events and falling into a “poor me” mode, we must consciously look for the good and the beautiful.


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