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WHAT'S IN A TATTOO? WHAT'S IN A TATTOO?

Liliani put her father’s name on her wrist to honor him and to let him know that he may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. The tattoo is a remembrance of the unbreakable bond of love between a daughter and a father. On the other hand, the tattooed name of Liliani’s friend on the latter’s wrist is a piece of art and a symbol of their friendship. That’s what’s in a tattoo.

Angel Angel

The passing of a stranger who became my family, brought me grief but I found peace in the belief that Analie is an angel now. She taught me how to be patient, to be courageous and to be ready when God calls me to rest in His arms. I pray that she finds eternal rest in God.

THANK YOU, Fr. DON KILL THANK YOU, Fr. DON KILL

Almost brushing with the edge of his mortality enlightened him that in the great scheme of things, he was powerless without God’s grace and that his abilities do not measure up to what needs to be done in mission. This awareness only fuelled him to bridge the gap between what he should do as a missionary and what the people needed. "Balay San Columbano" was initially established to provide shelter for the youth in need that Father Don encountered through his Mission Awareness work in Ozamiz City.

Hospital: A Sanctuary Where Love Dwells Hospital: A Sanctuary Where Love Dwells

People often think of hospitals as a place where only pain and suffering occur. Most people, including myself, would probably say that the hospital is the last place they want to be in. However, it is also a place where genuine love exists, as I discovered while working in the hospital apostolate.

God’s Message on Christmas Season God’s Message on Christmas Season

Christmas always brings joy in my life. As a child, I always looked forward to the coming of that day. However, as time progressed, I realized that Christmas does not only bring joy but also an attached message with it. It is God, conveying and reminding me of my journey as a missionary.

God in Everyday Life God in Everyday Life

I recently began my new ministry in Our Lady of Remedies parish in Malate, Manila. Although I am familiar with this parish, having visited it on many occasions, it feels different now that it has become my area of mission.

A Gift to the Church A Gift to the Church

On the Occasion of the Missionary Society of St. Columban’s 100 years of Mission

Remind Us of God’s Majesty Remind Us of God’s Majesty

Praise be to God! Fr. Louie Ybañez was ordained a priest by Bishop Edwin dela Peña, MSC of St. Mary’s Prelature of Marawi on February 16, 2019

SUBANEN MINISTRIES HONOR GOD’S CREATION SUBANEN MINISTRIES HONOR GOD’S CREATION

The Subanen culture and our Catholic tradition both profess that God created the Earth as a sacred gift. And it has become evident that this sacred gift needs healthy ecosystems if we are to fulfill, in a sustainable way, the Gospel’s commission to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, heal the sick, and shelter the homeless.

The Forgotten Face of God The Forgotten Face of God

God’s presence often appears when we least we expect it. We see God in the eager face of a child who is still capable of smiling amidst his suffering. We encounter God who comes to us as a piece of bread in the mystery of the Mass, which we often ignore. We sometimes forget how to recognize the face of God, how to feel his presence. Despite all this, we should always remember that God is with us all the time.

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.

PEOPLE OF HOPE PEOPLE OF HOPE

The village of Parola, Tondo is a shanty-town where the Pasig River and Manila bay waters meet. It has been five years since it was completely gutted by a huge fire.

A Reflection on the Three Pillars of Lent A Reflection on the Three Pillars of Lent

Praying, fasting and almsgiving: three words that gave me meaningful and substantial insights in my missionary journey here in Khipro, Pakistan. These have always been the three pillars of Lent.

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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