Encounters

Online solidarity event with the people of Myanmar, May 1st 2021

Online solidarity event with the people of Burma / Myanmar Saturday 1st May, 7-8pm     Dear Friend of Burma / Myanmar, Since the military regime in Burma / Myanmar staged a coup on 1st February 2021, over 750 people have been killed, many more injured and over 4,400 arrested. Despite this brutal military crackdown, the people of...

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Easter message from Cardinal Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar.

Easter message from Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar   Dear Friends,  As we approach Easter, we Columban Sisters wish you every blessing for Easter and wish to share with you the Easter message from Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar as they struggle for resurrection in their streets daily.  May they experience the presence...

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Call to Prayer for Myanmar.

Call to Prayer for Myanmar. Dear Friends, Greetings of peace to each one of you, as we accompany the people of Myanmar at this critical time in their history.  We are consoled to know that the presence of our sisters and priests, a ‘little flock’ there in the midst of all this suffering, is a...

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Lunar New Year Greetings. Year of the Ox.

Year of the Ox   On February 12th 2021, we ring in the Year of the Ox, one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and we wish all our sisters and friends a very happy Lunar New Year.  Those born in the Year of the Ox are said to be a natural leader who is bright, patient, and cheerful. The...

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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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