Encounters

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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The Mission still beckons us on.

The Mission still beckons us on: The Call to mission is ever ancient and ever new. In our Congregational gathering in 2017 we Columban Sisters came up with a statement: While aware of the great dignity that is ours, we are saddened by the plight of millions of our sisters and brothers around the world...

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Celebrating our Missionary Spirit in the Philippines.

Celebrating our Missionary Spirit. Alma Misionera” (Missionary Spirit) This year the Philippines is celebrating the Year of the Youth with the Theme: Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered. As part of our vocation ministry in promoting the missionary vocation to the young people, last February 2, 2019 Minerva and I celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass at...

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Homily at Sister Valery Hetherton’s Funeral Mass, Magheramore, 23 Jan 2019

Sister Valery Hetherton Funeral Mass, Magheramore, 23Jan 2019 Isa 25: 6-9; Jn 15:14-17 Sixty years ago, on the very month of January, Sister Valery set out on her first mission assignment in response to the call she first heard some years before that date. With three other sisters she got on the boat in Dunlaoghaire...

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Christmas Greetings. You Are Christmas by Pope Francis.

You are Christmas, by Pope Francis.   “Christmas is usually a noisy party: we could use a bit of silence, to hear the voice of Love.” Christmas is you, when you decide to be born again each day and let God into your soul. The Christmas pine is you, when you resist vigorous winds and...

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 St. Columban’s Day 2018.

St. Columban’s Day 2018.   We wish you all every blessing on this our Feast-day of St. Columban. Columban was a great abbot, scholar, preacher, educator, hermit, one of the greatest missionaries in history.  We Columban missionaries call on him as our patron to lead all people because each one of us is a missionary by...

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