LAY MISSION ARTICLES

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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.

Simple Things in an Extraordinary Way Simple Things in an Extraordinary Way

One of the many joys of being a Columban Lay Missionary is the joy of immersing into a new culture and learning so much from the people with whom I share my faith and experience.

MY COMPANIONS IN MISSION MY COMPANIONS IN MISSION

After 10 months of language studies and cultural exposure, I was finally sent on a mission assignment at Christ the King parish, Ba, in the western side of Fiji on August 4, 2018. The parish is located in the middle of the town, surrounded by the school, market, and other establishments.

TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE

Through all the hardships, all they can do is cry, and then continue to thrive on. I admire these women for having courage and resilience, and for being brave enough to take risks. They sacrifice their lives for their family and their children, knowing that when they return home, things will be different. For my part, I can only share my presence, listen to their stories, put myself in their place and empathize with them. At the same time, I am praying for them that God will give them more courage to continue living.

ROLLING "KIMBAP", ROLLING FRIENDSHIPS ROLLING "KIMBAP", ROLLING FRIENDSHIPS

Kimbap is a very special dish for me because it symbolizes the friendships I have made with the Korean lay missionaries (LMs) who were assigned in the Philippines in the span of 27 years of work with the Columban Lay Missionaries (CLM)...We have not only rolled these seaweed rice to celebrate life but by our joyful rolling of these tasty creations, I feel that friendship has been bonded big time.

MOTHER SAID "REMEMBER AND PRAY" MOTHER SAID "REMEMBER AND PRAY"

After a moment, she answered, “Remember whom you made your commitment to. Remember how you were given this opportunity. Remember who called you. Remember and pray.”

The Joy I Found with the Youth The Joy I Found with the Youth

By Ma. Fe Corazon P. Arienza Ma. Fe Corazon "Azon" Arienza is from Cabadbaran City, Agusan Del Norte. She was a youth leader of the Parish Youth Apostolate in Candelaria, Cabadbaran and a member of the Oasis of Love Community. With Hazel Jean Angwani, she is currently undergoing the Columban lay missionary Orientation program.

Mission-Sendings and Renewals Mission-Sendings and Renewals

This is an update about lay missionaries renewing their contracts with the CLM, and those who left and were sent for mission.

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