Nuestra primera fiesta de la Consolata

Mathews y yo hemos tenido el privilegio de celebrar nuestra primera fiesta de la Consolata en Taiwán. Estamos muy contentos pues ha salido mucho mejor de lo que esperábamos, pues coincidía el día 20 con las fiestas tradicionales de la carrera de barcos-dragones y creíamos que no iban a participar más de 20 personas. Pues […]

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AT THE END OF THE 9TH MONTH

I once read of some wise saying: “Don’t go where the road takes you, go where there is no road and leave a mark there”. At the time a first read it, about two years ago, it honestly didn’t make much sense. It’s only recently when I accidentally came across a similar Asian expression that […]

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AT THE CLOSE OF THE 8TH MONTH

Dear friends, kindly join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 9th month in this new mission of Taiwan. All we can say is that the Lord has been good to us, showering us with grace upon grace. It has not been a bed of roses for us; however, we see the Lord’s hand in […]

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THE SEVENTH MONTH…

The great German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, rightly put it in one of his works that “Everything is hard before it is easy”. This certainly affirms the famous saying: “A master of patience is master of everything else.” At the back of my mind, and I suppose yours too, springs the question on time […]

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Aquí los muertos están muy vivos

Olor a incienso, barroquismo de colores y formas ocupando cada angulo, rostros de divinidades con largas barbas con gestos mayestáticos, gente lanzando la dos “cabalas” para  ponerse en contacto con alguna deidad que le aclare o facilite un futuro cercano, o haciendo una ofrenda… Perplejidad, asombro,  como  pez fuera del agua, es lo que siento […]

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A HALF A YEAR OLD MISSION

“Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.” Confucius. At the close of the sixth month in this new mission of Taiwan, these noble words of Confucius […]

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THE FIFTH MONTH COMPLETED!

Dear friends, it seems like a joke but the fact is that we have already completed our five months’ stay in this new mission of Taiwan. Our sentiments are generally of gratitude to God, to our Superiors and the entire IMC, to our host Bishop Lee as well as the entire local church of Hsinchu […]

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OOPS, FOUR MONTHS GONE!

The journey that started as a little candle light in the middle of a desert, susceptible to the violent desert winds and at the same time quite insignificant vis-à-vis the vastness of the desert, is slowly and steadily becoming a conflagration. Each day that passes by becomes like a new page of an interesting book […]

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INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE???

For the years I spent in Colombia (Latin America) and the other years spent in Kenya, INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE has never been a real issue. It’s a course done at the University and in some cases it’s not an obligatory course since it’s really not a urgent issue at hand. We well live our faiths and […]

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A DIFFERENT MISSION WITH DIFFERENT STRATEGIES

“WHEN IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THE GOALS CANNOT BE REACHED, DON’T ADJUST THE GOALS, ADJUST THE ACTION STEPS”. Confucius. Well i tend to agree a great deal with this Oriental Master of wisdom on this. many a times we tend to get comfortable with what we know, what we love, that which we are used to, […]

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