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“The way humanity treats the environment influences how we treat each other. Dialogue with each other is the same attitude required for dialogue, respect and taking care of the integrity of creation.”

Inter-religious Prayer Inter-religious Prayer

Dedication of all religions and people of goodwill to prayer, fasting and works of charity to face the corona virus pandemic and the challenge to care for our common home.

Maligayang Pasko po! Maligayang Pasko po!

A blessed and peace-filled Christmas to each and every one! Christmas is a wonderful time of year, especially here in the Philippines.

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This year we, Columbans, are celebrating 90 years of mission here in the Philippines. The first Columban priest to arrive in Manila on May 30, 1919 was Fr. Michael Cuddigan from Ireland. Joy and gratitude filled the air at Our Lady of Remedies Parish,Malate, Manila, as we celebrated this wondrous occasion on June 3, 2019.

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Video message of Fr. Paul Glynn, SSC, Regional Director of the Missionary Society of St. Columban-Philippine Region, thanking the Filipino people for their faithfulness, generosity and support to Columban Mission throughout the years.

FROM THE DIRECTOR FROM THE DIRECTOR

This year, we have the great privilege of celebrating 90 years of Columban Mission in the Philippines. On May 30, 1929 the first Columban priest to be assigned in the Philippines, Fr. Michael Cuddigan, arrived in Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila from Ireland.

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As we come to the end of 2018, we prepare for the joyous season of Christmas. We do so with great gratitude to God in our hearts. Like the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can look back at all the blessings we have received this year and we can truly say: “The Almighty has done great things for me” [Lk: 1:49]. We should thank God, Who has given us everything, for all the blessings each of us has received in 2018.

FROM THE DIRECTOR FROM THE DIRECTOR

This year we are celebrating 100 years of the Missionary Society of Saint Columban. 100 years ago in Ireland, the first group of seminarians began their training to be missionaries of the Good News in China. They knew that it would not be easy.

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"Since our arrival here in 1929 up until the present, we Columbans are so privileged to have been able to experience the immense generosity of so many ordinary Filipinos, without whose help and support our missionary work here would be impossible..."