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Risking All for Christ

Risking All for Christ

As the Columban Sisters open their centenary year, Sarah Mac Donald speaks to Congregational Leader Sr Anne Carbon about her life as a missionary and the challenges ahead. “To be a Columban you need to be a risk-taker,” Sr Anne Carbon states matter-of-factly....

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The Mountain Man

The Mountain Man

Born and raised in the mountains of Peru, Columban missionary Fr Salustino Villalobos now finds himself serving God’s people in the mountains of Taiwan, writes Fr John Boles. The Holy Spirit is a great mover. In the Bible, the Spirit moves Jesus from Galilee to...

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The Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus

As we prepare for Christmas, Fr Malachy Hanratty invites readers to ponder the birth of our Saviour by reading Luke’s Gospel. Joseph and Mary set out in trust Let us increase our thanks and pray for courage as we think about Joseph and Mary setting out in trust...

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The Christmas Crib

The Christmas Crib

After witnessing a touching encounter between some young children and the Infant Jesus in the manger, Fr Kevin Fleming suggests parishes should make their Christmas Crib as accessible as possible. Last year I spent Christmas in my hometown of Ferbane, Co Offaly...

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Pilgrims for Christ

Pilgrims for Christ

Columban missionary Sr Ann Gray writes about this year’s Columban’s Day gathering in the Swiss city of St Gallen, named after one of the 12 monks who left Bangor monastery in Co Down with St Columban in the 6th century as ‘Pilgrims for Christ’. ‘Whether we are...

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