NEWS AND ARTICLES

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.

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.