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September 1, 2020

September 1 has been designated for us as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis asks us to “let our prayer be inspired anew by closeness to nature which spontaneously leads us to God the Creator.” (Message Sept. 1, 2019).

September 1, 2020

In 1981, Columban Fr. Frank Hoare was at the Namata Ashram running a Hindi-speaking lay leaders course. He shared with us the following story from that time. I’ve just had a meeting with a Fijian seminarian.  I was supervising him on his cross-cultural pastoral experience a few months ago.  He reminded me of the first week he stayed with his Indo-Fijian family. “I haven’t slept all week,” he...

September 1, 2020

Columban Lay Missionary Joan Yap

There are times in my life when I feel I am at a crossroad, not knowing which way to go. In those moments, it seems all I can do is to stop and pray, or otherwise, I can just pack my bags and go back home to be with my family and get on with my life. But I feel that God has a different plan for me. I just let things happen.

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