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20th Anniversary of Rufus Halley 20th Anniversary of Rufus Halley

On August 28, the Missionary Society of St. Columban commemorated the 20th death anniversary of Fr. Rufus “Popong” Halley, a man best known for his decades of work promoting peace and dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

Mission Promotion Update Mission Promotion Update

From June 2020 until now, we have been organizing a virtual monthly recollection with the objective of staying in touch with our partners and benefactors and being able to listen to their experiences.

A Story of Joy and Blessing A Story of  Joy and Blessing

A few months ago, I had this strange experience of having my hands washed by an old lady in the village. She grabbed my hands and started washing them. I tried to stop her but in the end, I surrendered to the moment.

THE PLIGHT OF MIGRANTS’ FAMILIES THE PLIGHT OF MIGRANTS’ FAMILIES

Throughout the years of my stay at the border, I have felt overwhelmed and saddened by the increasing reports and tragic experiences of migrants and their children. Stories about family separation are common.

The Influence of Sto. Niño in My Formation Journey The Influence of Sto. Niño in My Formation Journey

My faith gets nourished by my burning desire and commitment to encounter God and it is through my daily encounters with people that I meet Jesus. Sometimes, I find myself in doubt or lacking in my knowledge of God, but all I have to do is look at the statue of the Sto. Niño and draw inspiration from it.

A Survival Kit for Life A Survival Kit for Life

During my time of fear, I realized that people around me helped me from the culture of fear to the culture of care…

Loving as Jesus Loves Loving as Jesus Loves

The French philosopher Alain Badiou says that, “Love, the essence of which is fidelity to the meaning I give to this word, demonstrates how eternity can exist within the span of life itself.”

Growing in Stature and Wisdom: 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines Growing in Stature and Wisdom: 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

"This is a time to celebrate the great vibrancy of faith and commitment to the Gospel of tens of millions of Filipinos here and all over the world. It is a time to be grateful for how the values of the Gospel of Jesus have endured for 500 years despite being historically so enmeshed with colonial oppression."

Hope for Freedom and Equality Hope for Freedom and Equality

“Sir, are you aware of what is happening to our country?” A question asked by my students in Banmaw, my mission place in Myanmar.

THE NEIGHBOR’S DOGS THE NEIGHBOR’S DOGS

Looking back, I am reminded of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, on love and brotherhood. For a couple of years, I erected a wall high enough for self-preservation, to avoid any encounter with my neighbours.

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