Sharing Mission Experiences

Amazonia celebrated by the Columban Sisters.

Amazonia a la Columban Sisters. Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.”     Philippines:                                                                                                         Srs. Divina,...

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Sr. Maria Kim Renews her Vows.

Congratulations to Sr. Maria Kim as she Renews her Vows. We congratulate Sr. Maria who Renewed her Vows at a special Eucharistic Ceremony held in the chapel of our Columban Sisters’ Area House, Seoul on August 27th  Fr. Donal O’Keeffe, SSC was the celebrant.  It was a joyful occasion as the Sisters in the Area...

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Remembering Mother Mary Patrick on 60th Death Anniversary

Remembering Mother Mary Patrick on the 60th Anniversary of her Death. There is an aura of independence flooding us these days as we celebrate the independence of 7 countries in 2 days.  Pakistan yesterday, 14th August;  South Korea, India, North Korea, Congo, Bahrain and Liechtenstein today the 15th . Many are still struggling for freedom...

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Cemetery Day 2019. Magheramore.

Cemetery Day 15, 2019. MAGHERAMORE. Sr. Redempta Twomey. After days of rain the sun shone, and we shone too, all anxiety about the weather dissolved under a lovely June sky. Preparations for our 9th Cemetery Day were complete. The house was shining, the flowers spilling over, the grounds we were a joyful ‘Aah!’. Old treasures,...

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Warm welcome to Pakistan.

Warm Welcome to Pakistan. Srs. Anne Carbon and Ha Suk Shin were warmly welcomed to Pakistan by  Srs. Yoon Mi Kim and Rebecca Conlon  on March 12th 2019 at Jinnah International Airport Karachi.                                    Ibn ‘Arabi’s poem on the “Religion of Love” described the...

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“I was in prison and you visited me”. Mt. 25;36.

“I was in prison and you visited me”. Mt. 25;36. 35 years on, Joan Sawyer is an inspiration and a challenge to us all. Joan’s motto was ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord’ and now during this Advent season as we journey with Our Lady, the woman wrapped in silence, so too we remember Joan...

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Let us build the City of God….WMOF2018

Let us build the City of God…. Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep! A new day is dawning for all those who weep. The people in darkness have seen a great light. The Lord of our longing has conquered the night. Sr. Susanna Choi, Congregational Leader of Columban Sisters International wrote: It happened...

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China Journey of Discovery… hidden pain, hidden joy.

China Journey of Discovery… hidden pain, hidden joy. On a wet and windy May morning, as the cherry blossom was falling gently outside the window, a book launch was taking place in our Motherhouse, Magheramore, Wicklow.  Sister Joan O’Connor has written an engrossing account of her time in China and her ministry specially to children...

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Thy Kingdom Come on earth….

Afflicting the Comfortable; Comforting the Afflicted. This title caught my eye on the web as part of the story of Srs. Julie and Bella, two Columban Sisters who work among the living souls, homeless and penniless, who have no choice but to live amongst the grey tombs that house the deceased in one of the...

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Walk in the Light. Letter from Pakistan.

                         Pakistan Christmas Letter. 2017   Greetings from Pakistan this Blessed Christmas Season! We often feel that there can be a lot of suffering at Christmas time and yet Christmas makes sense only if we can see that the baby in the manger was...

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