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COOLING DOWN MOTHER EARTH

By Mosese Wasai Mitchell Yacalevu   In this present time, as  I sit to write  a few words of reflection, I find myself surrounded by  extreme heat and humidity. The once abundant wells and streams are drying up, leaving water sources scarce. The grasses are turning pale, and the forest cover are diminishing. People resort …

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FR. IOWANE ILAIDOKO NAIO, SSC

MANY STRINGS TO HIS BOW by Frank Hoare MSSC  Our newest Columban missionary priest Fr Iowane Naio has already lived many different lives. He speaks five languages and has lived in five different cultures and will soon add to that. But his roots are in Namau Settlement about 10 km from Ba town on the Western …

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Reflection: Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(image from https://www.vaticannews.va/)   By Fr Erl Dylan Tabaco, SSC We all have plans in our lives. This is a universal facet of our human experience and regardless of what state of life we are in, we all want that someday our plans will be realized. Each day is an opportunity for us to look …

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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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The Death of Andonie and Our Creation Story

By Vinnie Busch, SSC Andonie        On Feb 13th 2024 Andonie, one of the first four Subanen Crafters, died in childbirth.  She died in her hut, on a remote hillside, in the middle of the night.  She and her unborn child were buried soon after near their home.  Some of the Subanen Crafters were able to attend.           …

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San Ildefonso College Awards the Missionary Society of St. Columban

On behalf of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, Fathers Rolly Aniscal, John Keenan and Christopher Kaamiño received the Plaque of Appreciation from San Ildefonso College, Tanay, Rizal on February 2, 2018 for the meritorious contribution of the Columban Society to the school. The Columbans served in Tanay from 1937 until 1966 San Ildefonso College …

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