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by Ariel Presbitero
Ariel Presbitero went to Brazil as a Columban lay missionary in 1992 and after six years there moved to Peru. He is now living in the Philippines.
What really attracted me to join the lay missionary program of the Missionary Society of St Columban was its conviction and commitment to the same mission that Jesus started 2,000 years ago – building the kingdom. Disciples and apostles of Jesus have to take a definite perspective on why they are missionaries.
By Father Chris Baker SSC
The author, ordained in 1950, is one of three Australian brothers who are Columban priests. His elder brother, Father Leo, was ordained in 1948 and is now retired in
by Monsignor Allen A. Aganon
Monsignor Aganon, ordained 18 September 1982, has been rector of San Carlos Major Seminary, Makati City, and was the first Filipino parish priest of St Joseph Parish, Las Piñas City, home of the Bamboo Organ, Diocese of Parañaque, before leaving for South America. He is now studying Quechua, in preparation for working in a small town in the southern Andes.
By Sister Anne Carbon SSC
Columban Sister Anne Carbon of Cagayan de Oro took her final vows in 2003. She ministers to those suffering from the psychological effects of
When I entered religious life in the mid-’90s, it was certainly different from the life the older Sisters had lived for years and years. Gone, in some congregations, were the days of superiors, the formality of wearing a religious habit and serving in institutions such as schools and hospitals.
It was at this time that the Columban Sisters were exploring the idea of ‘participative leadership,’ which is based on the understanding that all in a group can contribute to and share in decision-making.
An edited version of an article that first appeared in LADOC, Peru
By Ariel Presbitero
“VENGO YA!” The taxi driver shouted to the man on the roadside. He said he would be right back as soon as he had finished his service with the present passenger. The man hoped that the driver would come back soon but he was not exactly sure how long he would have to wait.
Vengo Ya is a common expression in Peru. If you invite somebody to your house, he’s say Vengo ya! If somebody is leaving the house to do some errands, he will say Vengo ya! I really find it hard to understand the meaning of this expression. Often I get confused with its concept of time.
The Church in
By Fr John O’Connell MSSC
By Sr. Teresita Perez, mm
A years back, while I was missioned in Peru, our doorbell rang at around 9 pm. When I opened the door, there was Cristina, a junior student in high school, looking very distraught and panting. “Sister,” she said, “I want to talk to you.” I invited her in to sit down and without much ado she said in Spanish: “I want to kill myself.”