Peru opened its arms to me in the first days of September 1978. That meant learning the language, and the language school was in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba was a beautiful place, and I finished an intense language course there.
In March 2013, Columban Fr. Bobby Gilmore wrote this letter to his niece Sarah and her husband Rob when he found out that Annabel Grace was born with Cystic Fibrosis.
Dear Rob and Sarah,
There was a lonely Mission
Where Jesus was adored
They knew His ten commandments
And read His holy word.
They knew His love was tender
They felt His simple call
And every year would render
A testimony in the name of all.
A long time ago in Japan there lived a travelling man who went from place to place with his monkey who could dance. Sometimes he played music or sang and the monkey danced along with the music. After he put on a show he got money from the people who watched.
A few weeks ago Maria Johnson, Director of Hispanic Ministry, sent a note to Columban Father Maurice Foley asking him to write some articles about his missionary experience. Following 20 years in Korea and 36 years in Latin America, Fr. Maurice returned to his home country of Ireland.
I am Mercy Gawason, and I am a Subanen woman. I am 26 years old, and I work in the Subanen Craft Center in Ozamis City, the Philippines. I met Columban Fr. Vincent Busch in 2004, and he taught me the art of making Mandalas and wooden beads.
By Fr. Shay Cullen
It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged.
In April 2016, I joined Archbishop George Lucas of the Omaha archdiocese on a trip of
Columban Fr. Don Kill shared the following update about the kids served by his ministry, Balay San Columbano, in the Philippines.