On a Sunday afternoon in October 2016, after Columban Fr. John Kennan had finished celebrating mass in a shantytown in Manila, a couple invited him to bless their house. “Filipinos will not sleep in a house where a murder has been committed until it has been blessed.” Fr. John heard from the couple that a police officer killed their brother as part of the Philippine government’s “war on drugs.”
During Advent, God makes us a promise: “I will make a just shoot spring up for David; he shall do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely; this is the name they shall call her: ‘The Lord our justice.’”
*photo: Vicki (far left) and her border delegation visit the "Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd)" tutoring and scholarship program
*photo: Cynthia (left) at the Columban Mission Center with Fr. Bob Mosher (Director, center) and another intern
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