Meet the Columban Sisters

Community of Hope Centre, Ozamis, Philippines.

Community of Hope Centre, Ozamis, Philippines. Today is a joyful day for the Community of Hope Center, Ozamis, Philippines, as the Sisters and staff welcomed benefactors from the Immaculate Conception College (ICC) Alumni High School 1976 and the Rotary Club from South Korea in partnership with the Rotary Club of Ozamiz. The former gave a...

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Women of Substance. International Women’s Day, 2018

Women of Substance. International Women’s Day, 2018.   On this International Women’s Day 2018 we recall Women of Substance who have shaped our lives and enabled us to make a difference wherever we are planted throughout the globe.      On this International Women’s Day 2018 we recall Women of Substance who have shaped our...

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Excerpt from Christmas letter to Columban Sisters from Myanmar.

Excerpt from Christmas letter to Columban Sisters worldwide from Myanmar.    We are united with you in heart and prayer during this very special time of year. This has truly begun as a very graced Advent for us in Myanmar. The coming of the Pope was a really joyful event and a time of celebration...

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Choi, Hye sook, Susanna- the Seeker

( From a conversation with Susanna now Congregational Leader) “Growing up in a farming family in Young Am-Archdiocese of Gwangju-Korea, has given me a great love of nature and of country life. I was the second youngest of seven girls and with my sisters worked to help my parents on our family farm, I am...

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Flame of Hope

Columban Sr. Mary Dillon recounts one man’s descent into hell through heroin addiction and   how the Hope Centre in Myitkyina is helping him get back on his feet.   Myint Saung was born in a very small village in middle Myanmar 38 years ago.  His primary education came to an abrupt end when he was...

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Meet Sister Maria Kim

We are a small family -my parents, my older brother and sister in law, my little niece and myself. Although my father has a sad history of being orphaned by the Korean War, he worked as a technical official for the Government for a long time. My mother came from a middle-class and is an...

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Remembering

When I lived in Hallim on Jeju Island I knew two delightful old people, namely Mrs. Kang and her husband.I came to know them through the Isidore Development Association’s social welfare apostolate for the Aged, in which I worked.   At that time they were taking care of their son, Tae Gyu, and of his youngest...

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“My Galilee”

Galilee is the place where the disciples were first called, where everything began! To return there, to return to the place where they were originally called. To return to Galilee means to re-read everything on the basis of the cross and its victory, fearlessly.  Do not be afraid.  To re-read everything, Jesus preaching, His miracles,...

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44 Years of Mission in Korea

    Sr. Nora Wiseman, after 44 years of mission in Korea, returned to Ireland on 15th March. A special thanksgiving and farewell Mass was offered in the Columban Sisters’ convent in Seoul to celebrate 44 years of her mission in Korea. She received an expression of sincere thanks from the bishop of Chuncheon; Kim Woon-hoe...

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Poppies and Pain

Drugs have wrought havoc in the state of Kachin in Myanmar.                               Sr Mary Ita O’Brien explains how the Diocese of Myitkyina is                              addressing addiction through the 12-Step Programme. Kachin State in Myanmar is a land of beautiful mountain ranges, where the rivers Malika and Maika are born and together form the...

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