NEWS AND ARTICLES

GOD BLESS THE COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES GOD BLESS THE COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES

The Columban Missionaries were instrumental in the evangelization of Botolan. I was a freshman student in school year 1957-1958 when I first met them. Botolan High School, where I studied, was still a private non-sectarian school at that time, but the Columban fathers had already started their work, with the help of the Student Catholic Action, of which I was a member.

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.

Cebu: My Place of Firsts Cebu: My Place of Firsts

With its long history, Cebu is undeniably the queen city of the South where the first seed of Christianity in the Philippines was planted. My first time in Cebu blessed me with new experiences when I became a delegate of the National Youth Day (NYD).

THE STRUGGLE IS THE PRAYER THE STRUGGLE IS THE PRAYER

Fr. Chris Saenz is a native of Bellevue, Nebraska, and belongs to the Missionary Society of St. Columbans. He was ordained in 2000. He is presently assigned in the US.

THE RAIN NEVER CAME THE RAIN NEVER CAME

It has been a year since I’ve been to the village of Kanni in Mandalay division and still, not a drop of rain has fallen as evidenced in the dry canals and dry land. There is an urgent sense of desperation for the rain to come soon because many have prepared the land for planting peanuts and sesame, two important crops of the village.