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The Covid-19 crisis has made our lives immensely difficult necessitating a re-evaluation of old ways and an exploration of new possibilities. In the face of our smaller and fragile Columban

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If any of you sin without knowing it, doing any of the things that by the LORD's commandments ought not to be done, you have incurred guilt, and are subject to punishment.

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Unwavering Faith

By Reina Mosqueda, Columban Lay Missionary in Taiwan For most Catholic Filipino migrant workers who arrive in a new country the priority is finding a church. This was what Kuya

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Arturo

By Joan Yap “Continue the dream for the family despite what happened in my life. Even though I lost one hand, I still have another one. I won’t give up.

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The Simple Joys of a Priest

By Fr. Elbert Balbastro, SSC Like any other vocation or calling, priestly life is also filled with challenges, difficulties and struggles. Yet, amidst the toils and rough roads on my

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Homily: November 20, 2023

St. Columban’s Day, 2023 / Fr. Michael McGuire’s 40 Day of Remembrance   By Fr. Finbar Maxwell, SSC   The following are aspects of Columban mission spirituality: We are pilgrims and

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My Dream

By Matang M. Rotitaake, Columban Seminarian   My name is Matang, and I am 24 years of age. My biological parents are Moaniba Rotitaake and Tokanikaiatetaanga Tumeka. I was adopted

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A Time in History

A Time in History Dec 3-11

December 5   FR. JOHN O’CARROLL was born at Dromahair, County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1898. He died at Dalgan on December 5, 1972. Fr. Jack did his secondary studies at St.

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A Time in History (December 1-12)

December 2   FR. SHAUN O’DONNELL was born in Derry City, Ireland on August 2, 1937 and died in Dalgan on December 2, 2011. He joined Dalgan seminary in Ireland in

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A Time in History

A Time in History (December 13-31)

December 13   FR. AUGUSTINE O’LEARY was born in 1910 at Lickeen, Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland. He died on December 13, 1993 at St. Columban’s, Manila. Having completed his secondary studies

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A Time in History (November 19 – 25)

November 20 FR. ABRAHAM SHACKLETON was born at Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland in 1908. He died suddenly at Dalgan on November 20, 1978. Fr. Abe attended various Dublin schools until his father,

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A Time in History (November 12-18)

FR. FRANCIS McENNIS was born in 1916 at Kilconly, Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. He died on November 12, 1997 in a Manila hospital. Frank entered the seminary in Dalgan, Ireland

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A Time in History

A Time in History (November 4-11)

November 1929: Fr. Edward Galvin, co-founder of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, visited Manila for the 1929 Congress   November 1929: Fr. Edward Galvin, co-founder of the Missionary Society

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A Time in History (November 1-7)

November 1   FR. THOMAS BRENNAN was born in 1920 at Kilkelly, County Mayo, Ireland.  He died at Navan Hospital on November 1, 2004. Educated at Kilkelly, Ballyfin and St. Mary’s

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A Time in History (November 8-13)

November 8 FR. PAUL RICHARDSON was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA on March 5, 1929. He attended public schools before entering the seminary at Silver Creek in 1945. He continued his

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