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Philippine Region Celebrates the Society's 100 Years of Mission

Philippine Region Celebrates the Society's 100 Years of Mission

by administrator — Aug 29, 2018 06:18 AM

On June 28, 2018, the Columban Missionaries in the Philippines celebrated the Society's 100th founding anniversary at Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila. The jubilant moment was shared with Columban friends, benefactors and mission partners.

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A  Love Story with the Columban Fathers  by: Msgr. Crisostomo A. Cacho

A Love Story with the Columban Fathers by: Msgr. Crisostomo A. Cacho

by administrator — Aug 23, 2018 07:41 AM

My 3rd and 4th years of High School were spent as a convent boy with Fr. Cornelius O’Connell, the parish priest. I went with the Columban priests to the barrios of the parish and witnessed their work among the people, especially among the poor. Those two years were filled with admiration of the zeal the Columbans showed in their ministry as priests. I wanted to be part of what I witnessed.

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Multiplying Oneself Through Columban Mission  by: Franklin Hidalgo

Multiplying Oneself Through Columban Mission by: Franklin Hidalgo

by administrator — Aug 23, 2018 07:39 AM

The newsletters continued to come to the house. So I started reading them and got to know about the Columban Missionaries. I was inspired to learn how they cared for my countrymen; for the many years of sacrifices they had made to help the poorest of the poor. I had probably been to these far distant places where the Columban Missionaries went. It made me realize the difficulties that these missionaries experienced and yet they gave their lives and their hearts to serve the people. How noble it is!

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A Pilgrimage for Fr. Vernon’s 75th Death Anniversary by: Mary Joy Rile

A Pilgrimage for Fr. Vernon’s 75th Death Anniversary by: Mary Joy Rile

by administrator — Aug 23, 2018 07:45 AM

“Is it not a kind of martyrdom that in the midst of all his sufferings, he was not seen with a bitter face? With blood gushing out from his face but lips moving as he was praying the holy rosary – in the face of extreme violence and cruelty is the serenity of the suffering servant."

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Celebrating 100 Years of Mission in the Philippines

Celebrating 100 Years of Mission in the Philippines

by administrator — Aug 23, 2018 11:49 PM

As we celebrate our centennial year, we give thanks to all the peoples who have journeyed with us through the years – for their generosity, support, friendship, care and faithfulness, without which we would not have come this far. This celebration is to rejoice with each of them who walked with us in the mission as we give thanks and praise to God for all the wonders He has done.

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Missionary Society of Saint Columban

Missionary Society of Saint Columban

by administrator — Jul 03, 2018 10:47 PM

A short video about the Missionary Society of St. Columban - its beginning and development, and its work in the Philippines

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Columban Missionaries 100 Years Celebration

Columban Missionaries 100 Years Celebration

by administrator — Jul 04, 2018 01:55 AM

Columban 100 Years Celebration

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Columban Martyrs - Philippines

Columban Martyrs - Philippines

by administrator — May 14, 2018 08:27 PM

Columban Martyrs - Philippines: In 1943, Father Francis Douglas was taken into custody by the Japanese and severely tortured. His body was never found. Fathers Patrick Kelly, John Lalor, Peter Fallon, John Heneghan & Joseph Monaghan died in Malate during the war in 1945.

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The Late Dawn of a Restless Dream

The Late Dawn of a Restless Dream

by admin — Mar 14, 2018 07:17 PM

A faith born in the shadows cast by a single candle in a tightly curtained room of a small farming village in China emerging from the repression of the Cultural Revolution in the early 1980s blossomed on February 4 in the chapel of the Columban Seminary in Manila, as Peter knelt before Bishop Honesto Ongtioco to be ordained a deacon, becoming a minister of the word of God that he had imbibed in the clandestine darkness of his home so many years before.

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A SPECIAL BLESSING ON 100 YEARS OF COLUMBAN MISSION:  FIRST PERMANENT MEMBER FROM CHINA

A SPECIAL BLESSING ON 100 YEARS OF COLUMBAN MISSION: FIRST PERMANENT MEMBER FROM CHINA

by admin — Mar 14, 2018 07:13 PM

Peter Dong, from China, was ordained as deacon by Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, Bishop of the Diocese of Cubao, on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Columban House of Studies in Cubao, Quezon City. Included in this article is an excerpt of Bsp Ongtioco's homily.

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