Sharing Mission Experiences

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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International Day for Human Rights.

Human Rights.  Pope Francis 2017. Long Walk to Freedom.   Pope Francis on Wednesday drew attention during his General Audience to two commemorations being promoted by the United Nations in the coming days. The International Anti-Corruption Day is on 9 December and Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December. “These two realities are closely...

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Running for Columban Sisters’ Mission.

                     Running for the Columban Sisters’ Mission. Congratulations to Bruce Carbon, (brother of Sr. Anne Carbon), Alex Vanthof, Bryce Galvin Carbon, (nephew), Ray Kenneth Lanyon and Richard Perocho (L to R in picture) who have come all the way from Canada to run in the Dublin...

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Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya Muslims                                                                                                          ...

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Little Boy Lost…and Found

Roberto was a burly, nine-year old Down’s syndrome pupil of ours. Every Saturday morning, he attended the Special Activities Group and enjoyed a few hours singing, painting, acting- out Bible stories and of course, playing football. He was very good-humoured and a favourite with all his companions. On this particular Saturday, after the normal fifteen...

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