NEWS AND FEATURES

With Joy and Gratitude With Joy and Gratitude

Beth is a Columban lay missionary who finished her term as CLM Regional Coordinator last December 12, 2021. She is now preparing for her well-deserved sabbatical

The Deaf Ministry during the Pandemic The Deaf Ministry during the Pandemic

During this pandemic, the deaf people are more isolated from the rest of the world. They only become aware with what is happening locally and globally through visual media, from the TV or the internet. Even then, the information interpreted for them has its limits.

A Meal that Comforts People A Meal that Comforts People

Soup Kitchen is one of the long-term social service development ministry programs of the Malate parish. But due to the viral outbreak and the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine by the government, we had no choice but to stop the program.

The Fighting Women of Ukraine The Fighting Women of Ukraine

The greatest weakness of a portion of the male population of the human race is underestimating and refusing to acknowledge the power, influence, and importance of women in shaping and guiding society.

WALK THE FAITH WALK THE FAITH

"See God everywhere and we will have a deeper and deeper faith in him. See him in sunrise and sunset, in mountain brooks and in the mighty ocean, in storm clouds and rainbows, in flood and dryness. Every experience in our surroundings has an impact on our lives."

Let a Million Lenis Bloom Let a Million Lenis Bloom

"The campaign period was characterized by a battle between truth and lies. There were ten presidential candidates but the race was narrowed down to Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos. According to Marites Vitug, a noted Filipino journalist and author, “Nothing less than democracy is at stake with this election.”

Youth in Dialogue towards Peaceful Coexistence Youth in Dialogue towards Peaceful Coexistence

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, the Columban International Youth Encounter (CIYE) team facilitated its third session for the year with the theme, “Youth in Dialogue toward Peaceful Coexistence”.

TO BE FISHER OF MEN TO BE FISHER OF MEN

The Columban family in the Philippine region rejoiced with the parishioners of San Roque Parish, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental as Fr. Jerry A. Lohera, SSC was ordained into priesthood last June 14, 2022, by Archbishop Jose Cabantan, D.D. of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

PAMULALAKAW 2022 PAMULALAKAW 2022

Last March 14, 2022, Monday, the Higaonons performed the annual Pamulalakaw, a solemn ceremony that involves the ritual slaughter and offerings of chickens and goats to Magbabaya (Creator God) and to the Holy Spirits that live in the Cagayan de Oro River.

Synodality in Mission Synodality in Mission

Synodality also calls us to address clericalism and exclusion in the Church. From what I have witnessed and learned in my ministry about confronting stigma and discrimination, behavioral and attitudinal changes are just as critical as finding a cure that would end HIV and the realities brought about by this illness.

I am All Yours by Marea Lyn Almirañez I am All Yours by Marea Lyn Almirañez

"The LOM Handbook states that the Spiritual Director/ directress is a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother. Because of this, I, being a lay missionary felt undeserving to be the Spiritual directress."

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