Encounters

St. Patrick’s Breastplate. A Shield for Divine Protection.

ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE. A Shield for Divine Protection. We are living in strange times.  It is Covid-19 time.  It is a Time of Lockdown and reaching out; a time of fear and isolation; a time of panic buying and sickness; a time of listening and responding; a time to look out for the neglected; a...

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Pope for Lent: Be Reconciled to God.

Pope for Lent: With God there is always a dialogue of the heart The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion. In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the...

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. January 22, 2020

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn January 22, 2020. Columban Sisters on mission in Myanmar, China and Pakistan met in Asia for a meeting during this past week.  Last Sunday at Mass, we were captured by a couple wearing a tee-shirt, holding a beautiful baby in their arms, with the Gospel...

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Christmas Greetings from the Columban Sisters.

Christmas Greetings to All, from the Columban Sisters.        Wishing all our Friends, Families, Benefactors and all the People with whom we work, a very blessed and Happy Christmas and New Year.                    Sr. Susanna Choi, our Congregational Leader, Caretaker and Animator, shares a reflection from...

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Homily at Sr. Susanna Choi’s Silver Jubilee Celebration, Magheramore.

Homily for Sister Susanna Choi’s Silver Jubilee, Magheramore.  Nov 9th 2019. by Sr. Mary Dillon. This is a very blessed and joyous day for all of us gathered here.  It is not often that the community celebrates the Silver Jubilee of their Congregational Leader. This day is a gift to all of us; a special...

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Silver Jubilee Celebration of Sr. Susanna Choi, Congregational Leader, Columban Sisters.

Silver Jubilee Celebration of Sr. Susanna Choi, Seoul. September 29th 2019. Sister Susanna Choi, Congregational Leader of the Columban Sisters celebrated her Silver Jubilee in Korea, 2019. “I thank my God, each time I think of you. And when I pray for you, I pray with joy. …” (Philippians 1. 3). This song fills my mind...

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We Are Companions on the Journey.

“We are Companions on the Journey”. The words of this hymn is apt as we thank Bruce and Bryce Carbon, Sr. Anne C    brother and nephew, for the sacrifice they made in training and running in the Berlin Marathon for the missions of the Columban Sisters on September 29th 2019 which is also the...

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Missionary Spirit and the Berlin Marathon 2019.

Berlin Marathon September 2019. ‘The upcoming Berlin marathon in Germany this September 2019 continues my commitment to SUPPORT the COLUMBAN SISTERS’ MISSION around the world to help the poor by placing their LOGO on our jerseys for every event in which we participate.                 Our first charity run...

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations Magheramore.

Golden Jubilee Words of Welcome from Sr. Rose Gallagher. On behalf of the sisters here in Magheramore it is my privilege to welcome you all…especially our Golden Jubilarians: Maureen, Bernadette, Angela and Patricia and may the blessings of this day reach out to our other Sisters who also celebrate their Golden Jubilees this year: Gerardine...

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Remembering Sr. Miriam Cousins, R.I.P.

Remembering Miriam. When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver. When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was like a bride married to amazement; I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder If I have made of my life something particular, and real....

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