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My name is Danish Yakoob and I’m from Latifabad, Hyderabad, Pakistan.

   By Danish Yakoob

It has been nearly a year since I arrived in Pakistan as a lay missionary.

   By Hazel Angwani

Who would have imagined that I would be cooking food and treating people?

   By Kim Sun-Hee Sunny

The Parkari Kohlis are one of many tribal peoples in Sindh, Pakistan, who live in an on-going state of...

   By Fr. Tomas King

The Subanens are an indigenous people whose ancestral habitat is the highlands of northwestern Mindanao in...

   By Fr. Vincent Busch

While the rest of the world shops and parties frenetically in December, the people in Fiji busy themselves...

   By Fr. Patrick Colgan


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In 2013, after twelve years in administrative assignments with the Columban Fathers, I was given the chance to take a sabbatical. I seized the opportunity and chose to do a six-week course at the Tantur Institute south of Jerusalem.

Near Tantur there was a main bus route and along that road were the ruins of an ancient church. I stopped to look closely at the ruin that I had spotted from the bus window. I was curious about it because it was the same shape (octagonal) as the last church where I had been pastor, Sts. Simon and Jude in Fujisawa, Japan.

I discovered that the site held the remains of a Church built in the byzantine period of history (about 1500 years ago). One very interesting thing was the location. If you were traveling from Nazareth, via Jerusalem to Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph did, this would be the spot...

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One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. — Proverbs 19:17

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Adapting to the Needs of the People

The Columban Fathers is a great organization. As the role of mission changes around the world, the Columbans continue to adapt to the needs of the people they serve. Continuing to learn about where the Columbans are working via the Columban Mission magazine and talks by Columban priests reinforces our desire to give by making us more aware and appreciative of what the Columbans are doing around the world.
 —  Paul Hartnett

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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