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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..."

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Fr_paul

This year, with great gratitude to God in our hearts, we are launching our year-long Centenary Celebration marking One Hundred Years of the Missionary Society of Saint Columban. We were founded in 1918 by two young Irish diocesan priests who answered the invitation of Christ to: “Go and make disciples of all nations” [Mt: 28:19]. The Columbans have been part of the Philippine Church since our arrival here in 1929.  As once it was the Columban priests from overseas who came here to the Philippines in answer to Christ’s call, today young Filipinos are answering that same call and are being sent by Christ to bring the Good News to far distant lands - Chile, Peru, Pakistan, Korea, Fiji, Myanmar, Britain, Ireland, USA, China, and Taiwan. As we celebrate the 100 years of the Columban Missionary Society, we are, indeed, grateful to God that our Filipino young priests and lay missionaries are now at the forefront of our missionary work.

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. Most especially at this time, we are so thankful to God that, because of your continuing support and generosity, we are able to train more and more young Filipinos to answer the call to preach the Gospel throughout the world. Christ is calling many more young Filipinos to follow Him. But these young men need your prayers and support. Please continue to support them by saying a little prayer each day for the work of the Columban Missionaries and by continuing to send your donations to us, however small, for the training of our seminarians who have responded generously to Christ’s call.

Maraming salamat po sa inyong pagsuporta!

 

Rev Paul Glynn SSC

 

Regional Director

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