Sharing Mission Experiences

A Different Way to Celebrate by Sr. Elizabeth Doyle, SSC

Sr. Elizabeth Doyle spent Corpus Christi evening waiting for help by the side of a septic tank where she’d fallen, joining in with hymns being sung in the nearby chapel. It happened on Corpus Christi. I had celebrated the Feast with its special Mass and Procession, Brass Band and traditional hymns with all the people...

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All I Wanted For Christmas…

  I set out chocolate chip cookies For santa’s long flight. Finished my chores quickly And early to bed tonight. Tree shining brightly in the window, Passers-by admiring its glow. How many gifts will Santa bring me? All I want for Xmas Is a loving family, Lots of food.   No gifts When Thanksgiving came....

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“The Pope’s World Wide Prayer Network”

 

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Autumn Newsletter

The first group of Columban Sisters went to Chile in response to a request from Bishop Fernando Ariztia.  In his letter to the Congregational Leader the bishop wrote: “I want Sisters who would be involved, not in educational or social work, but in direct work in the fundamental mission of the Church – evangelization and...

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China Mission In Ireland

  The universality of the Catholic Church has become very evident in Ireland. During the past ten years many of the young Chinese, resident here, have  encountered God through many different ways which led them to join our Chinese Catechumenate class. Each  Eastertide  we usually have between twenty to thirty  catechumens being baptised as well...

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Breaking the Bonds of Poverty

My name is Sr Young Mi Choi and I live and work in the parish of Cristo Liberador, one of twelve parishes which comprise the district of San Juan de Lurigancho in the eastern part of Lima, in the foothills of the Andes.  It is the most densely populated district in all Latin America, with...

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Sharing The Gift Of Life with the Columban Sisters in Silver Creek, New York

Interview with Rita Ann Stonefoot who lives in St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home by Sr. Anne Carbon: Sr. Anne : When did you begin your connection with the Sisters in the Columban Retirement Home in Silver Creek? Rita:  “It began in 1974. My grandparents from Silver Creek knew Fr. O’Brien, a Columban Chaplain...

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Ministry With “Women on the Streets”

If I were to describe my 12 years ministering to prostitutes, I would have to say I felt truly powerless on the one hand and deeply aware of God’s presence on the other. The area I visited in downtown Seoul, Korea, had nearly 200 brothels with around 1,500 young women working in them. The streets...

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Walking in a Relaxed Manner

When she decided to walk the famous pilgrim road, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Joyce Rupp was given this wise advice: ‘Drink lots of water and walk in a relaxed manner’.  It may be good advice for all of us as we begin this New Year.  Whatever about the water, we know it is...

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