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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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My Old Missionary Bag

A Gift of the Columban Spirit By Fr. Jude Genovia, SSC In the summer of 1995, I had to leave for Japan as part of my First Mission Assignment (FMA). This cross-cultural assignment outside the Philippines marked the realization of the next phase of my vocation discernment. A significant aspect of this cross-cultural journey occurred

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Henry, the unsung hero
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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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Thanking Our Mission Partners

“Pasundayag Pasalamat Alang sa Pagpadayon”  By Bernie Durangparang, Mission Animator for Mindanao On February 17, 2024, the Columban Missionaries in Cagayan de Oro hosted a cultural showcase titled “Pasundayag Pasalamat (Columban Mission Padayon)” to express our gratitude to the Mission Partners for their generous support over the years towards the Columban Mission. The showcase highlighted the different  cultures of the

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Ms. Rosa Bandiola, Columban Mission Partner

By Lily Faunillan, Columban Mission Animator I cannot forget the lovely sharing and conversation I had with Ms. Rosa Bandiola, one of the Columban Mission Partners from Isabela, Negros Occidental. Born on December 14, 1944, she is now almost 80 years old. Ms. Bandiola embodies determination, compassion, passion, and dedication as a teacher. For forty-four

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Meet Our Mission Partners, Beth and Bonifacio Aprecio

  “Our journey as Columban Mission Partners is exciting and rewarding.  We always look forward to our monthly recollection and Mass celebrated by a Columban priest. Our monthly recollections deepen our relationship with God and with our neighbors. By listening to God’s words, reflecting, and group sharing, we grow spiritually. It is also a venue

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