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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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  Rev Kurt Zion Ordination

Nov 20, 2015
We congratulate Kurt and his family and his local Church on this happy occasion. Ten years of formation is a long time ...
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  Encounters with my people

Sep 29, 2015
I was introduced to everyone and then we all shared the meal. After chatting with them, they told me I could go inside and sleep. But before that they cleaned the “table” where we earlier had our meal. It turned out to be my bed for the night.
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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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  The Subanens and the Story of Christmas

Aug 27, 2015
Mary gave birth in a stable because there was no room for them in the Inn. Over the past several decades the Subanen people have experienced similar joys, fears, and struggles.
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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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  Called to be a priest

May 26, 2015
If you ask me why, why do I want to become a priest, a Columban missionary priest, I only have one answer – deep in my heart is this overwhelming joy and gratefulness I have for God for loving and accepting me for who I am.
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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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  Hands across the ocean

Mar 10, 2015
Three years later, the needs of the people have increased. Our old chapel is in bad repair. So, not having any Government support I looked again to my home parish and found, as always, an overwhelmingly supportive response.
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  Terminally ill - sources of income

Feb 23, 2015
I would like to personally thank Columban benefactors for their support. It is only through their generosity that St. Elizabeth’s can continue this palliative care nursing.
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  On the front line

Jan 22, 2015
He heard a commotion next door and ran round to find his neighbour shot dead. Later, he had to run for his life as five armed men arrived. “Presumably, they’d come to bump off any witnesses”
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  Street children detained to clear way for Pope Francis’ Manila visit

Jan 19, 2015
In recent weeks, hundreds of children have been rounded up from shop door-ways and roadsides by police and officials and put behind bars to make the city more presentable during Pope Francis’ five-day visit.
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  Greetings from Manila

Jan 12, 2015
The annual Subanen reunion gathered about 90 souls in all. They wanted a bountiful meal different to their usual edible leaves, root crops, stringy vegetables, dried salted fish, bananas, and corn grits. The second most important concern is that there be hours of skits and games that provoke riotous…
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