Encounters

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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Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.

Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.  “It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu. It shows that Christianity existed in this area,” said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan.          A massive ancient cross was discovered in northern Pakistan, indicating the existence of Christians...

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Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan

Giant Cross found in Skardu, Pakistan.  “It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu. It shows that Christianity existed in this area,” said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan.          A massive ancient cross was discovered in northern Pakistan, indicating the existence of Christians...

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Columban Sisters in Solidarity with George Floyd.

Columban Sisters in Solidarity with George Floyd. Remembering the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, we, Columban Sisters are a group of missionary women religious who have been privileged to share in the search for truth, justice, love and peace in many vulnerable communities throughout the world. We wish to express our solidarity...

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Happy Eid ul Fitr, Eid Mubarak

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid Mubarak 2020.  Wishing all our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world: Eid Mubarak.   While Eid celebrations span across three days, the term Eid-ul-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast”. This festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan. The festivities begin after the sighting of the crescent...

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Good Friday 2020

Stations of the Cross 2020: Led by Pope Francis.     The meditations on the Stations of the Cross this year were prepared by the chaplaincy of the “Due Palazzi” House of Detention in Padua. Fourteen people were invited by Pope Francis to meditate on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, bringing it to...

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Pope for Lent: Be Reconciled to God.

Pope for Lent: With God there is always a dialogue of the heart The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion. In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the...

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. January 22, 2020

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn January 22, 2020. Columban Sisters on mission in Myanmar, China and Pakistan met in Asia for a meeting during this past week.  Last Sunday at Mass, we were captured by a couple wearing a tee-shirt, holding a beautiful baby in their arms, with the Gospel...

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Christmas Greetings from the Columban Sisters.

Christmas Greetings to All, from the Columban Sisters.        Wishing all our Friends, Families, Benefactors and all the People with whom we work, a very blessed and Happy Christmas and New Year.                    Sr. Susanna Choi, our Congregational Leader, Caretaker and Animator, shares a reflection from...

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Homily at Sr. Susanna Choi’s Silver Jubilee Celebration, Magheramore.

Homily for Sister Susanna Choi’s Silver Jubilee, Magheramore.  Nov 9th 2019. by Sr. Mary Dillon. This is a very blessed and joyous day for all of us gathered here.  It is not often that the community celebrates the Silver Jubilee of their Congregational Leader. This day is a gift to all of us; a special...

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