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ADVENT 2020: Waiting, Beauty and Hope

For the next six weeks, a video message from a Columban Missionary will be posted, explaining what each of these colors represent, and how they form part of the forces driving the world into the state it is in.

Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Hope Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Hope

I have learned that hope gives birth to courage, and courage leads to creativity; and that creativity opens the door for the fruits of the spirit to dwell within. But one may ask, ‘What comes before hope?’  I believe it is trust. Before trust comes gratitude.

CLM Christmas Carols-Ireland

To mark the 30th Year Anniversary of the Columban Lay Missionaries, this is our Christmas gift to you.  This is our gift to all Columbans throughout the world, to all our benefactors and supporters, to those who share in our journey, to say Thank You for all your blessings and to let you know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

CLM Christmas Carols-Myanmar

To mark the 30th Year Anniversary of the Columban Lay Missionaries, this is our Christmas gift to you. This is our gift to all Columbans throughout the world, to all our benefactors and supporters, to those who share in our journey, to say Thank You for all your blessings and to let you know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

CLM Christmas Carols-Britain CLM Christmas Carols-Britain

To mark the 30th Year Anniversary of the Columban Lay Missionaries, this is our Christmas gift to you. This is our gift to all Columbans throughout the world, to all our benefactors and supporters, to those who share in our journey, to say Thank You for all your blessings and to let you know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Care Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Care

We need to care not only because caring is our birth right, or because we are driven by our natural desire for sustenance and life. We must care not only for our love of nature’s beauty nor  for our hope of an abundant life. We simply must care just as our Creator and Father cares.

Meet a Columban - Fr Vincent Busch SSC Meet a Columban - Fr Vincent Busch SSC

In this episode of "Meet a Columban", Columban Fr Jim Mulroney speaks with Columban Fr Vincent Busch who has been a missionary in the Philippines since 1974. He currently works with the Subanen people of Mindanao, Philippines.

The Day I Met Her The Day I Met Her

Perhaps that was the scenario when the lepers were asking Jesus to heal them. They must have been in pain, crying for help like her. And perhaps the only free medication for them is to turn to Jesus with faith.

Love Will See Us Through Love Will See Us Through

As the weeks and months passed by, I found myself asking the universe when I can see my husband and daughter, and hug my twin boys again. It was a painfully sad time.

Faith and Gratitude Faith and Gratitude

"It is hard to imagine how my life would be without the missionaries who came into the country. I am grateful because I am now harvesting the fruits of their labor. "

Prayer Service for Peace Prayer Service for Peace

A prayer service was attended by the Columban Missionaries – priests, lay and students – in the Philippines, Myanmar and Ireland.

Faith + Love = Unity Faith + Love = Unity

The Philippines, an archipelagic country composed of 7,600 islands, breeds diversity in culture, language, tradition, and customs. Inevitably, such diversity could sometimes lead to misunderstandings, form a regionalism perspective, and disunity.

A Woman of Faith A Woman of Faith

It was during my stay with Nanay Andring’s family that I became fluent with the Visayan language and learned more about the Filipino culture.

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