Lay Mission Articles

Nurturing Hope Together

By Jao Resari, Columban Lay Missionary Every December 1, World AIDS Day is observed globally. Some might wonder why, despite over 40 years since the first reported AIDS case, significant progress in medical research, and effective treatment enabling people with HIV to lead long and healthy lives, AIDS remains a public health challenge. In the …

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Henry, the unsung hero

A Tribute to an Unsung Hero

By Michael Javier, CLM   When the Covid 19 pandemic and the political conflict happened in Myanmar, many people suffered economically, physically, mentally and emotionally. Among the most affected were the young people who wanted to finish their education in order to get a high-paying job. However, the pandemic and political conflict prevented them from …

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Sharing in God’s Mission to Care for our Common Home

We, Columban missionaries, regard environmental protection as one of our priority ministries. This year, at the Hope Workers’ Center (HWC) in Taiwan, we  introduced the Care for Creation Ministry and made it intentional to be included in our plan of action and calendar of activities.   In past years, our efforts for this cause were …

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Caring for Caregivers

I have been working as a shelter supervisor for many years. During this time, I have met many caregivers who came to our center for assistance and shelter. Through our one-on-one meeting,  I have had the chance to get to know them. Here in Taiwan, caregivers are not protected by the international labor standard law. …

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CLM Celebrating 30 Years of Mission

A virtual Eucharistic celebration was held on October 6, 2020 to commemorate this milestone and celebrate the blessings and gifts received and the challenges encountered along the journey. With gratitude, and hearts filled with joy and praise to God, the Columban Lay Missionaries is celebrating its 30 years of mission this year 2020.  We honor …

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Knowing God in Life’s Circumstances

By Hazel Angwani Hazel is from Bontoc, Mountain Province and is currently undergoing the Columban lay missionary Orientation program with Ma. Fe Corazon Arienza. I have always believed that life is full of choices, and that the circumstances that surround us in life are not for us to suffer in agony but to learn about …

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