Encounters

World facing “catastrophic” temperature rises: UN

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN                                                                   14 Jan 2021                                                   ‘Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. It must be the top priority’    The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature...

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World Day of Peace 2021

  World Day of Peace 2021. Pope Francis appealed for a “culture of care” in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace released Thursday. “The culture of care … calls for a common, supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting and promoting the dignity and good of all, a willingness to show care and compassion, to...

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Happy Thanksgiving Wishes 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes 2020    “Last Thanksgiving, in November 2019, we were all facing our own myriad struggles, but we did not know what was ahead for our region, the nation, the world. The pandemic of COVID19 added a thick veil of uncertainty. Our daily expectations have changed in 2020 as have our ways of...

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Message of Condolence from the Columban Sisters on the death of Archbishop Paul Grawng.

                         Message of Condolence from the Columban Sisters on the death of Archbishop Paul Grawng.                             Dear Cardinal Bo, Bishops, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Faithful. Greetings of peace to you from Ireland. My sincere condolence to...

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St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home Celebrating the Season of Creation

St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home Celebrating the Season of Creation.      We are situated right on Lake Erie with extensive grounds and an abundant variety of trees & shrubs. Some have graced and protected  the property for years, while  at least 22 different varieties were  planted 10 years ago marking our 40...

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Pope Francis addressing the Seventy-Fifth Session of the United Nations 2020

Address by His Holiness, Pope Francis to the Seventy-Fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly September 25, 2020  Mr President, Peace be with all of you! I offer cordial greetings to you, Mr President, and to all the Delegations taking part in this significant Seventy-fifth Session of the United Nations’ General Assembly. In particular,...

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Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.

Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.  “It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu. It shows that Christianity existed in this area,” said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan.          A massive ancient cross was discovered in northern Pakistan, indicating the existence of Christians...

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Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan

Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.  “It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu. It shows that Christianity existed in this area,” said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan.          A massive ancient cross was discovered in northern Pakistan, indicating the existence of Christians...

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Columban Sisters in Solidarity with George Floyd.

Columban Sisters in Solidarity with George Floyd. Remembering the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, we, Columban Sisters are a group of missionary women religious who have been privileged to share in the search for truth, justice, love and peace in many vulnerable communities throughout the world. We wish to express our solidarity...

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Happy Eid ul Fitr, Eid Mubarak

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid Mubarak 2020.  Wishing all our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world: Eid Mubarak.   While Eid celebrations span across three days, the term Eid-ul-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast”. This festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan. The festivities begin after the sighting of the crescent...

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