It all started as a simple idea. I remember Columban Fr. Dom Nolan and Lourdes de Guzman both of Mission Awareness asking us if we would accept some donations for a garage…

 

Four of our Columban seminarians are studying philosophy at the Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS). During our community night one Sunday evening someone asked one of them…

 

The personal experience of loss and grief over the death of a loved family member is universal.  People tend to remember the lives of those who have recently died. …

 

The Philippines is a country with some of the greatest inequality. There are 16 million Filipinos who suffer serious poverty out of population of 107 million. Six million…

 

The vast majority of Filipinos love their children, they care for them, pamper and spoil them at times.

 

Travelling to strange places and leaving familiar things behind entails a mixed feeling of excitement, joy as well as fear.

 

The closing of the Columban centennial in Myanmar was held in Myitkyina where Columbans worked for decades until 1979 before being expelled by the military government.

 

Personally, the world looked different after the sorrow of my parents' death. All the small disappointments disappeared. Instead, I came to more deeply appreciate and…

 

"Where do you find comfort", you asked,
and I found myself at a loss for an answer.
I am accustomed to comforting others

 

Recently, we at the PREDA Foundation have opened a new home for troubled boys which was possible with the help of our supporters.

 

We are united with you in heart and prayer during this very special time of year. This has truly begun as a very graced Advent for us in Myanmar. The coming of the Pope…

 

When Columbans began working in the parish of Greentown, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2007, I tried to build up Christian-Muslim relations, for example hosting Iftar dinners…