Blogs and Articles
Blogs and articles written by Columban missionaries covering the broad range of Columban mission.
Blogs and Articles relating to Columban Lay Mission
17th June 2013
Fr Ray Collier SSC and lay missionaries Nathalie and Mauricio Silva meet Cardinal Tauran -the Vatican’s senior official heading up the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue- at a service of Vespers at Birmingham’s Metropolitan Cathedral of St Chad, Saturday June 15, 2013.
23rd January 2013
Mauricio Silva is a Columban Lay Missionary from Chile, working in Birmingham, and one of the leaders for the Communitas project in Birmingham.
19th January 2013
A Columban lay missionary in Birmingham pays tribute to an Iraqi asylum seeker who died suddenly in December.
7th September 2012
Mauricio Silva, a Chilean Columban lay missionary in Birmingham, reports on a talk he attended given by prominent peace campaigner, Fr John Dear SJ.
14th August 2012
Here a Filipina lay missionary, based in Birmingham, shares her experience of a ‘Recycled Craft’ Session with asylum seekers and refugees. Gertrudes Samson saw the session, offered as part of a holiday scheme at St Chad Sanctuary, as an opportunity to integrate creative work with simple advocacy for the Integrity of Creation. She writes:
13th August 2012
A Filipina Columban lay missionary based in Birmingham writes about helping out at a holiday scheme with refugees and immigrants at St. Chad’s Sanctuary. JayjayEnterina writes:
8th May 2012
Rose Basada is a Filipina Columban Lay Missionary based in Birmingham. Here she writes about an ecumenical Walk of Witness which she participated in during Good Friday.
29th March 2012
Jayjay Enterina and Rose Basada, Columban lay missionaries, share their reflections on the Flame Congress they attended recently.
15th June 2011
This was the title given to this years’ interdenominational Women’s world day of prayer on 4th March 2011,which was dedicated to Chile this year . Nathalie, Bernardita (from Chile) and Rose (from the Philippines) were invited to a Service in a Methodist church in Selly Park, Birmingham. Nathalie spoke of her country with great pride. She writes:
28th January 2011
On 26 January, Columban Lay Missionaries attended a talk given by Jose Henriquez, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped in the San Jose Mine and successfully rescued in October 2010. He spoke of his ordeal and haow his faith kept him going. Here, Filipina lay missionary Jonah Jane Enterina offers a short reflection about that.