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A Time in History (December 12 – January 9)

December 12 FR. EAMONN BYRNE was born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland on July 23, 1929. He was ordained on December 21, 1953. Appointed to the Philippines he was assigned to Labrador, Pangasinan. From 1957 he was Chaplain at University of the East and Far Eastern University, Manila. He spent periods as Director of Student Catholic Action …

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A Time in History (December 13-31)

December 13  FR. AUGUSTINE O’LEARY was born in 1910 at Lickeen, Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland. He died on December 13, 1993 at St. Columban’s, Manila. Having completed his secondary studies at St. Mary’s College, Galway, Ireland, Father Gus, as he was called, entered Dalgan seminary in 1928 and was ordained priest there on December 21, 1934. …

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A Time in History (November 16 – 23)

November 20 FR. ABRAHAM SHACKLETON was born at Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland in 1908. He died suddenly at Dalgan on November 20, 1978. Fr. Abe attended various Dublin schools until his father, an engineer, moved to Belfast, Ireland. He received practically all his secondary education at St. Malachy’s College, Belfast. He began his studies for priesthood at …

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A Time in History (November 1-7)

November 1929: Fr. Edward Galvin, co-founder of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, visited Manila for the 1929 Congress   November 1  FR. THOMAS BRENNAN was born in 1920 at Kilkelly, County Mayo, Ireland.  He died at Navan Hospital on November 1, 2004. Educated at Kilkelly, Ballyfin and St. Mary’s College, Galway, both in Ireland, Father …

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My Dream

By Matang M. Rotitaake, Columban Seminarian   My name is Matang, and I am 24 years of age. My biological parents are Moaniba Rotitaake and Tokanikaiatetaanga Tumeka. I was adopted by Maeke Batiata and Eritia Ibeata. I come from the island of Kiribati (pronounced as Ki-ri-baz), also known as Gilbert Island, in the Micronesian region …

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Poverty Conquered Through Determination and Hard Work

  By: Jenefer Cervantes, Columban Scholar thru Fr. Jim Sheehy, SSC   It is often said that poverty hinders individuals and families from living a decent life. I would like to prove that this is only an opinion;  true for some, but not  for  others.   I am Jenefer Dawatin Cervantes, born on June 8, …

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