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  Why Christianity Survives in China?

Jun 01, 2020
In his article, Fr Hugh MacMahon of AITECE Ireland ponders the fraught relationship between Communist China and Christianity.
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  A New Year like no other in Wuhan

Feb 03, 2020
A Catholic - who lives in Wuhan and must remain anonymous - gives a first-hand account of the situation in the city at the centre of the coronavirus infection.
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  Columban Missionaries pray in solidarity

Oct 03, 2019
Columban missionaries around the world will be praying for the success of the Pan Amazonian Synod. Our baptismal commitment to care for planet earth - our common home, and dialogue with people of other faith traditions and spiritual practices, also draws us into solidarity with the synodal process.
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  A woman of great faith

Aug 03, 2018
The big must each week was family Mass on Sundays and when the violent winds and lashing rains came during the typhoon season, we were all to pray for the safety of our fragile little hut.
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  Shanghai faith story - The tsunami effect

Mar 05, 2018
In 2012, I moved to Shanghai for work and I met my now-husband Alex. He is Italian and a Christian Catholic, and right from the beginning the way he lived his faith threw me off balance.
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  Helen's Story

Dec 05, 2016
Friendship with Helen has taught Columban Sr Patricia Byrne about the importance of being present to those who are suffering.
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  A Columban Centennial on October 10

Oct 10, 2016
One hundred years ago on 10 October the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China.
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  Getting a Start in Life

Jun 15, 2016
Agnes has her own personal dreams but also intends to do what she can to help others live out their own dreams. Columban Fr Warren Kinne has been a good friend of her family for over 16 years.
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  Occupying people’s hearts is the real challenge

Oct 20, 2015
The decision to tear gas may have backfired, as rather than retreat, the numbers swelled from a massed crowd to a milling horde, as its strength was bolstered by tens of thousands of people pouring into the area to lend support.
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  The would-be Sr. Monica

Sep 17, 2015
Monica died last week. My memory of her is of her love and her faith and her warmth towards the Missionary Society of St Columban. It made me mindful and appreciative of the work of the group I belong to and of those who have gone before me.
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  My prison visitor

Apr 10, 2015
I have seen miracles even among my employers' families (who are not believers) when I pray for them.
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