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The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Feast of St. John the Baptist

Communities throughout the Philippines rejoice on the feast day of St. John the Baptist (June 24) by splashing everybody on the street with buckets of water. Aside from the usual dousing with water,…

Flores de Mayo

May, the Marian month, is when long festive celebrations for Mama Mary take place. In the Philippines, this month is known as the fiesta month, which has become the “Queen of Philippine Festivals.”

COVID-19: What about Africa?

With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting hard in some countries in Africa, the prospect of a vaccination program is still not on the horizon.

Remember You are Dust…

Smudging ash on a person’s forehead reminds us that humans are simply mortals. This ritual is performed on Ash Wednesday to signify the need for repentance at the beginning of the Lenten season.

The Filipinos’ Religious Devotions

Aside from East Timor, the Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia. With religious faith, we have become devotees of various Christian traditions. To name a few, there are devotions to the…

The Nuba Mountains Doctor

Tom Catena is an American doctor. He practices his profession in a particularly difficult area of Sudan–more precisely in the Nuba Mountains. Out of nowhere, he has opened a hospital and everyday he…

Sower Of God’s Word

Fondly called the “Mother Teresa of Garo Hills” in Northeast India for her dedication to the people of the region, Sister Guadalupe Velasco spent seven decades of her life serving the sick and persons…

“We do our part to avoid worse things”

Savannah in lockdown: strict protective measures paralyze public life in Uganda, with dramatic consequences for the Comboni missionary Günther Nährich, who has to buy medical equipment for “his”…

A Saint and His Family

Unshakable faith in the Lord, devotion to Mary, the spirit of sacrifice, and the commitment to one’s neighbor, even at the risk of one’s own life–Karol Wojtyła encountered all those characteristics in…

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