Jan 18, 2016
Columbans respond to the advice of Pope Francis.
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Dec 17, 2015
Columban Fr Shay Cullen, co-founder of PREDA, presents 'The Freedom Song'. It is a cry in the night for the many children who will have no Christmas now or for a long time.
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  House, but not home: Youth residential care

Dec 08, 2015
For Australian children in residential care, living in a building with a bed, a fridge and a television does not constitute a home. A home can be a slum or a tent if it is a place of genuine and unconditional love
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  From the Director - There is room at the inn

Nov 24, 2015
We know there is no room for most refugees in the First World; the barricades are going up, the minds and hearts of governments and some people have become hard. Still we will do what we can to welcome these people whom we call refugees.
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  Walkathon raises $12,000

Nov 17, 2015
The children of St Vincent's Primary along with parents and teachers, participated in a Walkathon which raised an amazing $12,000 for Chile in order to buy seeds, organize green houses, digging materials and a water system for the project.
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  From the Director - Christmas Appeal Message

Nov 12, 2015
In his Christmas message, Fr Gary Walker thanks Columban benefactors for “shining the light in the darkness” for those living in the province of Sindh Pakistan this Christmas.
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  Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Oct 30, 2015
In October this year, the Greek Orthodox Theological College in Sydney hosted a two day Symposium called The Earth is the Lord’s. It was a major Ecumenical event with over a hundred people attending from many traditions.
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  From the Director - The perennial presence of God

Oct 13, 2015
The pilgrimage, unlike a tourist jaunt, had a deeper dimension of placing our normal lives aside for a short time and listening to the ‘small voice’ of God as we visited holy places.
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  Columbans assists asylum seekers

Sep 22, 2015
Accompanying asylum seekers means wearing different hats in different circumstances - but always offering them a listening ear and undivided attention What matters, ultimately, is how we are present to them and not what we do for them.
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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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  From the Director - Money and mission

Sep 14, 2015
As Columban missionaries, we have been blessed to have benefactors who have supported us out of their relationship with God in Jesus. Generous hearts imitate what Jesus did himself. Their generosity flows out to others.
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  Columban Interreligious Dialogue Website

Sep 07, 2015
In a world too often convulsed by conflict, violence and terrorism—sometimes falsely associated with religion—dialogue is the best way to build relations...
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  Columban makes Adelaide home

Aug 31, 2015
St Columbans Mission Society priest Fr Daniel Harding SSC will be working across Adelaide parishes for the next year to promote the society's missionary work for the poor in 19 countries.
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  Grounding the Sacred

Aug 21, 2015
Rachael spoke on how engaging sacred texts often opens up spiritual pathways. She told of three people from different traditions who knew each other in Argentina – Pope Francis, a Rabbi and an Imam – and how they were led by their religious texts to grow.
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  Pope says "rules make us harsh judges"

Jul 21, 2015
"I see the church as a field hospital after battle.” We are to heal wounds, not to exacerbate them with our criticisms and demands.
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  From the Director - Australians set off on Columban pilgrimage

Jul 16, 2015
We will follow the trail that St Columban and his band of monks travelled from Ireland to France, to Austria, to Switzerland and over the Alps to Bobbio, Italy.
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  Pope Francis’ Inspiring Vision

Jul 07, 2015
Written by Fr Noel Connolly this book contains 10 reflections on Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel (Apostolic Exhortation, 'Evangelii Gaudium').
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  Let it be quick

Jul 07, 2015
By God’s providence and the generosity of many people, including readers of The Far East, we raised enough money to buy a good number of animals. Their health improved; their children grew strong; they sang tribal songs again.
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  A mother's voice

Jun 11, 2015
Tears flowed down the cheeks of Yudi’s face as he listened to the voice of his mother speaking through my cellular phone while he laid on his ICU bed fighting for his life.
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  Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation

Apr 23, 2015
Pope John Paul II said, “Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.”
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