NEWS AND ARTICLES

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.

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.

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.

COLUMBANS: PRIESTS OF THE PEOPLE COLUMBANS: PRIESTS OF THE PEOPLE

The nature of the society’s mission has always leaned on what the local church needs in concurrence with the political and social climate of the country. From sacramental work into building communities, the mission later involved working for justice, peace and social action. When asked on where he thinks the Columbans see themselves in the future, amidst the rapidly evolving society, he answered, “I think a lot of us are influenced with what’s happening around us. We’re priests of the people. So, wherever they’re in need, that’s where we’ll go.”