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Mission is Fun

As humor and goodness of heart are qualities of Christian and missionary life, the new column “Mission is fun” will be publishing some anecdotes and stories that have happened in a missionary context to lighten up the spirits and trigger a smile in our faces.   

Profession of Faith in a Plane

Have you ever had to swear that Jesus Christ is risen? I had to. Returning from vacation on the plane between Rome and Cairo, I got a seat next to a little girl who was travelling alone. The steward sat her down and made sure she had a plastic bag around her neck in which her ticket and passport…

“Mum, who’s that Clown?”

Once upon a time, the clerical collar was not yet known in Italy. All the good friars were roaming around in cassocks. Occasionally, it happened that some of them, for reasons of study or work, had to travel to countries such as Mexico, England or the United States where the cassock was not allowed.…

A Marriage On The Floor

A missionary narrates his experience of a unique wedding: “One morning in my mountain parish in Barillas, Guatemala, I presided at ten marriages.

Good Pope John XXIII

Many saints had a great sense of humor. Perhaps the most well-known contemporary example is Pope John XXIII, who served as pope from 1958 to 1963 and was canonized in 2014.

Just Too Much Holy Water!

A few years ago, I received an invitation from an Italian shipowner to bless his newly bought ship here in Korea. He convinced me with the offer of taking me to the spot by helicopter. I accepted because to fly in a helicopter had been my dream. I forgot my duties with the children and with the…

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