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  Update from Columban parishes after tropical cyclone Yasa

Dec 21, 2020
In Ba, 66 people from Votua and Nakoroboya took shelter in the Parish Hall on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fr Pat said Mass for them on Friday morning, they then departed to their villages.
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  To develop Intercultural Communion

May 14, 2020
How to live together in peace and with justice in a pluralist world? Columban Fr Frank Hoare explores intercultural challenges and how awareness and dialogue can promote cross-cultural diversity and change for the better.
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  Interfaith youth forum in Fiji discuss the practice of fasting

Mar 13, 2020
A most interesting Fijian youth interfaith encounter occurred on the “Leap Year” day of 29th February 2020, at the crypt of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva.
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  Two new women lay missionaries for the Columbans

Feb 17, 2020
Latai Muller and Mereani Nailevu have made their commitment to God and to the Columbans that they will serve the Church as Columban Lay Missionaries.
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  Pacific Conference of Churches hosted a prayer vigil in Fiji for the Australian bushfire victims

Feb 05, 2020
The prayer service was offered for all the victims - both humans and animals - of the biggest bushfire that Australia ever had in its history. The Cathedral bell was rung 33 times for the civilians and firefighters killed in the bushfires since September 2019.
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  Remembering those in need at Christmas

Dec 18, 2019
While the rest of the world shops and parties frenetically in December, the people in Fiji busy themselves in providing retreats, carol singing and charitable outreaches to the less fortunate.
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  A new Columban Century and a new Columban priest in Fiji

Nov 28, 2018
The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of St Columban’s day, 2018.
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  Dancing the Centennial Fiji Style

Jul 11, 2018
The song thanks God for the story of the Columbans from the rime of Bishop Galvin’s first going to China and then Fr. Blowick joining him and moves right up to our mission here in Fiji starting in 1952 and beyond.
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  Columban Centenary altar cloth’s adventures in Fiji

Apr 09, 2018
The call to prayer, to mission and to faith are parts of the call of this Centenary Cloth. We hope to have a prayerful month while it is with us.
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  Columban Fr Frank Hoare launches book

Mar 07, 2018
Titled ‘The Turning Wheel’ the book traces the relatively brief history of the Columban Fathers in Fiji from 1952 – 2017.
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  My Indian Fathers

Jul 07, 2017
These were my Indian fathers. They reminded me of my own father who taught me to pursue in life what makes me happy and never stop dreaming.
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  A Detour Visit

Mar 21, 2017
I am touched by his life story and that of his family. They reminded me of the story of Cain and Abel from the Old Testament in the Bible, when God asked Cain: “Where is your brother?”
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  The Art of Giving

Feb 22, 2017
So when it comes to giving or expressing their feelings on any given occasion, the Fijian people have got it down to a fine art.
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  Pages from a missionary diary

Sep 26, 2016
Columban Fr Frank Hoare shares entries from his missionary diary.
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  Time to mend after Cyclone Winston

May 11, 2016
“Never before did I find it so hard to write a few lines about a given situation. The nation is numb, shell-shocked and overwhelmed, so are we.”
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  Columban Fr Donal McIlraith reports on Cyclone in Fiji

Mar 11, 2016
Fr Donal McIlraith SSC writes on the people of Nacamaki village, Koro Island, Lomaiviti
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  Columbans report on Cyclone in Fiji

Mar 08, 2016
Columbans were near the epicentre of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Here is an account by Columban Fr John McEvoy, February 25, 2016.
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  Update on Cyclone Winston

Mar 04, 2016
Natovi Catholic Mission, one of the 12 Catholic parishes affected, has a damaged church, the Primary School reduced to rubble, teachers’ quarters destroyed and the children’s hostels wrecked.
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  Columban Associate Priests tell of the horror of Winston

Feb 29, 2016
Cyclones are not new in Fiji. In recent years their frequency has increased and the small islands face nature’s fury causing damage to life.
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  Columban staff member fears for family in Fiji

Feb 24, 2016
“The house is leaking and everyone's crying. We’re planning where to hide when the roof comes off.”
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