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  Tanaka Kun

Nov 11, 2015
I silently said goodbye to this world and from the top of the bridge I jumped into the river below. But I could not sink. I kept coming up for air. I jumped again but the same result.
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  Pilgrimages are at the heart of major religions

Sep 21, 2015
Father Patrick McInerney, lecturer in Arabic and Islamics at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, walked the Camino for 50 days last year and felt a huge sense of achievement at the end of his 1000-kilometre journey.
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  Akiko never did cry

Jul 30, 2015
Our first lesson was spent solely repeating each vowel sound up to a hundred times or more. To my great relief my pupil never flinched though the experience must have been woefully boring if not actually painful.
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  The unfinished story of a valiant woman

Apr 20, 2015
In Tsuneko's life, she jumped from being a professional worker into the waters of baptism; jumped from the waters of baptism into the Catechetical profession and from there she landed in the Columban world.
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  Good Friday in Japan

Apr 03, 2015
The lights are then turned off and only a spotlight shines on the area of the Cross. Then each person comes up in procession two by two while a chanter gently sings in Japanese those haunting liturgical hymns for Good Friday (Improperia).
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  Feeling Smug: Practising What the Pope Preaches!

Mar 26, 2015
The Holy Father said, “Dialogue begins with encounter.” Well, I had invited Muslim guest lecturers, so that my students would encounter real, live, flesh-and-blood Muslims, not just hear about them in lectures or read about them in books.
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  The unfinished story of a valiant woman

Feb 25, 2015
She has witnessed the liturgical eccentricities of many Columbans but no matter who they were or what fancy ideas they brought with them, she took everything in her stride.
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