Past Magazine Stories

Below are stories from past issues of Columban Mission magazine. The Columban Fathers publish Columban Mission magazine eight times a year. Subscriptions are available for just $10 per year. Sign up to receive our next issue. Read more about Columban Mission magazine.

 

March 5, 2020
The Sisters, Columban Fr. Michael Hoban and neighbors  

For the past seven years, I have traveled on Fridays to the Carmelite monastery located in a mountain canyon known as the Cajon del Maipo. I go there to celebrate Mass for the cloistered Discalced Carmelite Sisters.

March 2, 2020
Sihyeon and Columban Fr. Rolly with a youth group in the Philippines,  

On August 1, 2017, I travelled from the height of the Korean summer to an equally hot Philippines to study English.

March 1, 2020
 

Although all Columbans may not agree with me, I think our life as Columbans has three important hallmarks.

Community

March 1, 2020
 

“Loneliness has become a silent epidemic; it is, as one doctor wrote, ‘the most unrecognized health crisis of this generation.’ ”

February 28, 2020
 

Last year, in December, I had the opportunity to attend the mission-sending Mass for Hazel Jean Angwani at Santa Rita de Cascia Mission Station in Bontoc, Montain Province, Philippines.

February 26, 2020
 

Time flies! As I write this, it is October again, but I did not notice since the time passed by so quickly. By now, I am already almost one-and-a-half years in my country of origin, the Philippines. Actually, it was not part of the original plan of the Columbans that I would be here.

February 24, 2020
Pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Alberto Hurtado  

August is the month of solidarity in the Archdiocese of Santiago. Each year, there is a pilgrimage of young people to the Shrine of St. Alberto Hurtado S.J., the great social apostle of Chile. This year, 20,000 young people walked through the streets of Santiago to pay homage to St.

February 21, 2020
 

In March this year I was one of a group from the Region of Peru to attend a Columban meeting in Santiago, Chile. It was a joint meeting between the Columban regions of Peru and Chile.

February 19, 2020
Fr. Frank, with Lilian (left) and Vitalina (right)  
A Problem
February 17, 2020
 

Returning home for a seminary break is interesting. I usually see it as a great time for relaxation and enjoyment. But I have discovered that it is more than that.

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