FROM THE DIRECTOR

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A blessed and peace-filled Christmas to each and every one! Christmas is a wonderful time of year, especially here in the Philippines. It is a time of great joy because when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, God came to dwell among us. 


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Doing God's Mission Has No Age Doing God's Mission Has No Age

As a staff member of the Columban Lay Missionaries (CLM), I have heard many of these stories, some of difficulty and danger, some heartbreaking, and others of disappointment. However, these stories are outweighed by stories of hope, inspiration, joy, gratitude and love.

A TIME IN HISTORY

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FR. CLARENCE BECKLEY was born on February 8, 1939, in Springville, Iowa. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School in La Motte, Iowa and went to St. Columban’s College, Milton, Massachusetts, USA where he was ordained on December 21, 1966. 

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Doing God's Mission Has No Age Doing God's Mission Has No Age

As a staff member of the Columban Lay Missionaries (CLM), I have heard many of these stories, some of difficulty and danger, some heartbreaking, and others of disappointment. However, these stories are outweighed by stories of hope, inspiration, joy, gratitude and love.

Love in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic Love in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

When the entire island of Luzon in the Philippines was declared under community quarantine to control the spread of COVID-19, I was in my hometown — a small municipality in northern Luzon.

Gathering at the Table of the Lord Gathering at the Table of the Lord

Holy week is always an important part my life because it is when I am most reminded of the passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a significant event in the Philippines, where the population is predominantly Catholic. However, even in Pakistan’s small Christian community, the Holy week is also a highlight in their lives.

When in Pakistan for the First Time When in Pakistan for the First Time

One of the initial challenges I encountered was learning their national language, Urdu, which I found difficult because of the many rules to follow. As a student, I have to keep in mind the correct usage of male and female nouns and to learn how to pronounce words with nasal sounds.

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