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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Presepe vivente in stile buddista

Sabato sera i Cristiani di Hsinchu, cattolici e protestanti insieme, si sono radunati per celebrare con un presepe vivente il Natale che si avvicina. E cosa c’entra il Buddhismo con il presepe? Direte voi. Da alcuni anni la diocesi, insieme alla federazione delle Chiese evangeliche, è solita organizzare una festa in preparazione al Natale, ma […]

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OOPS, THREE MONTHS ARE GONE ALREADY!

I have just realized that the month is yet again over summing up our stay in this new mission to three months so far. Now I agree with the saying that goes: “no situation is eternal”. This is because when we arrived just three months ago time seemed to be rather static and due to […]

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la misión que se hace cotidiana rutina

La semana pasada, para conocer un lugar nuevo y significativo y, como no,  para salir de la rutina que nos impone el estudio del chino, viajamos  a la Basílica de Wanchin al sur de Taiwán .En esa zona   se inició la evangelización de la isla. Esta Basílica es la segunda Iglesia mas antigua de […]

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AT THE END OF THE 2ND MONTH

It’s with great pleasure that I write this note, evidently exited that we have reached at the end of our 2nd month’s presence in the land of Taiwan and indeed in the diocese of Hsinchu. To be realistic, this might sound to you rather funny since two months are practically no time to be exited […]

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“NEW BIRTH???”

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24). Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and […]

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cansados pero contentos

Nos dejó el calor bochornoso. Adiós, nos vemos el próximo año. Pero apareció un nuevo compañero  de viaje. El cansancio mental. Y es que intentar meter en tu mente este idioma tan difícil y extraño no se puede hacer sin adoptar a este nuevo amigo. ¿Cómo es este nuevo amigo? Imagínate. Después de dos horas […]

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