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SunHee Kim

Ask, See, Knock

In January 2015 I began a new ministry in Payatas, the Philippines, known as the second Smokey mountain. I am assigned with Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) center for special children. In the center, the physical therapy and learning program are offered to the children three times a week.

By Columban Lay Missionary SunHee Kim October 1, 2018
Migrants on rescue ship Aquarius

The Migrants that Seek a Welcome

Let us look at ourselves as human beings with dignity, values, and inalienable human rights. We are persons not like the animals that see enemies and rivals all around them in the wild and they fight and kill for food and survival.

By Fr. Shay Cullen October 1, 2018

The Angelus Bell

Notes from a Missionary's Diary

By Fr. Frank Hoare October 1, 2018
Streetwatch volunteers patrol areas in an effort to deter criminal activity.

Serving People on the Edge of Life

About 18 months ago, after leaving the parish of St. Catherine’s, I felt called to go and explore opportunities of volunteering with groups which are responding to the various needs of the communities in Birmingham, England, and in particular in the Saltley, Alum Rock area of East Birmingham.

Fr. Ray Collier September 4, 2018

Beware of Hot Curry after Strong Yaqona*

Notes from a Missionary’s Diary, May 18, 1984

Fr. Frank Hoare September 4, 2018

My Ocean

I am flying like a bird across the ocean
Sometimes I feel debilitated and depressed
I am trying and flying with my wings
Fighting the worst weather
I have to cross that ocean to be alive
I still have hope
Though I have difficulties

By Justice Ju September 4, 2018

False Fakawela for an Indian Dance

Notes from a Missionary Diary, July 16, 1996

Fr. Frank Hoare August 1, 2018
Sun-Hee "Maria" Kim (center)

Like the First Time

On October 2017, I returned to Taiwan as a second term lay missionary. When I came back to Taiwan, I was so glad to see again many things that I am already quite familiar with.

Sun-Hee "Maria" Kim August 1, 2018

Let There Be Justice for Children

We read and see reports about the terrible number of child sexual assaults and how few perpetrators ever get convicted. That is changing with the appointment of highly trained female judges to the Philippine family courts.

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen August 1, 2018
Reina Mosqueda (center) with fellow Lay Missionaries Sherryl Lou Capili (left) and Joan Yap (right) in Taiwan in 2014.

Ruined for Life

Before I become a lay missionary, I was a full-time volunteer at Jesuit Volunteer of the Philippines (JVP). One of JVP's aims is to send volunteers for a year of service to marginalized communities and areas with greatest need.

Columban Lay Missionary Reina Mosqueda July 2, 2018
Stanley Prison, Hong Kong

We Are All Doing Time

Apart from my General Council work, I have found myself unofficial chaplain to foreign inmates in five Hong Kong prisons. Many are Christians from Africa and South America, but there are a significant number of Muslims too from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Fr. Pat Colgan July 2, 2018

Church Leaders Condemn Killing of Young Priest

Catholic Church leaders have spoken out to condemn the brutal killing of a young priest, Father Mark Anthony Ventura, 37, from Gattaran town in the province of Cagayan on April 29, 2018. Father Mark was shot by an assassin on the outskirts of Gattaran town after celebrating the Eucharistic Mass.

Fr. Shay Cullen July 2, 2018
Fr. Donal McIlraith watches the festivities with friends

Dancing the Centennial Fiji Style

It all started about three months ago when catechist Timoci Matakiviwa turned up on our doorstep offering to compose a Centennial Meke for us. The Meke is the traditional Fijian dance. Columban Frs.

Fr. Donal McIlraith July 1, 2018

Romeiros de Bristol

The Portuguese have become a part of Rhode Island society, but not at the price of entirely losing their religious heritage.

Fr. John Burger June 1, 2018

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