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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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