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This year we, Columbans, are celebrating 90 years of mission here in the Philippines.....

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FR. MICHAEL DONOHUE was born in 1920 at Woodville, Kilchreest, County Galway, Ireland. He died on October 18, 2008 in Tallaght Hospital having officiated at a relative’s burial. 

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by admin last modified Mar 13, 2018 02:05 AM
MY GREAT COLUMBAN “CLOSE ENCOUNTER”

MY GREAT COLUMBAN “CLOSE ENCOUNTER”

by Anonymous — Jun 19, 2019 10:03 AM

I thank God and Mama Mary for these “close encounters” with the Columban Missionaries. It is indeed a year to be grateful, being connected with the Columban Family since the late 1940s.

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The Accomplishment of a Vocation Promoter

The Accomplishment of a Vocation Promoter

by Anonymous — Jun 11, 2019 06:09 AM

It is a memorable feat, having another recruit ordained. No other feelings can describe it but happiness. I couldn’t hold my tears when Fr. Louie Ybañez started to give his blessing, especially to Bishop De La Peña and fellow priests during his ordination.

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Waving Through a Window

Waving Through a Window

by Anonymous — Jun 11, 2019 07:26 AM

But being part of the Columban family has given me fresh eyes and a renewed sense of optimism. It’s like slowly letting the sun shine in through the window after years of being adamant in keeping them shut. Soon enough, I’d be able to stand in front of it and wave to the world outside. Despite my qualms about the Church in general, I love working in a place whose beliefs are aligned with my own. I especially enjoy being surrounded by people who challenges me to rethink my standpoint in life.

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The Forgotten Face of God

The Forgotten Face of God

by Anonymous — May 30, 2019 01:56 AM

God’s presence often appears when we least we expect it. We see God in the eager face of a child who is still capable of smiling amidst his suffering. We encounter God who comes to us as a piece of bread in the mystery of the Mass, which we often ignore. We sometimes forget how to recognize the face of God, how to feel his presence. Despite all this, we should always remember that God is with us all the time.

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FULFILLMENT OF A CALL

FULFILLMENT OF A CALL

by Anonymous — May 21, 2019 02:52 AM

Father Peter was ordained to the priesthood, with two other priests and two deacons, on January 25 in China. He is the first to be ordained for the Missionary Society of St. Columban from Mainland China. This is a momentous event for the Columban Missionaries after a hundred years of responding to God’s call to mission.

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