Meet a Columban: Fr. Jude

Fr. Jude joined the formation program of the Columbans in Cebu and later in Manila. His decision to become a Columban priest got deeper as he progressed toward completing his formation years. For him, the intercultural way of being witnesses to the gospel of Jesus is the core spirit of the Columban missionaries. He believes the “Columban Mission” is still an adventure that crosses all forms of boundaries to proclaim the creative power of the gospel and to be guided by it.


Meet a Columban: Jena

She believes that “the moment that you will free yourself from all the worries, doubts and fears and just listen and follow your heart’s desire great things continue to happen. Despite the challenges that come along the way, in every situations you will find love and joy.”

Meet a Columban: Fr. Jovito Dales

He decided to become a Columban priest because he dreamed of going on mission outside the Philippines and be as dedicated as the Columbans he met – those who offered their lives for the sake of the poor and oppressed Filipinos. He thinks their simplicity, faith and courage were contagious. And for him “…Columban mission means being with people who hunger for a loving God and people who long for justice, and together with them, find meaning and purpose of my own life.” Fr. Jovito Dales is from Ozamiz City, where Columban missionaries helped build the local church.


In our own lives, our attitude is sometimes like that of the rich man. We claim and reason out that after all, we are not cheating or we did not steal from anybody. We have just worked hard and made money. Sometimes we think we possess our children and our loved ones so that they become unfree and suffocated by our clinging. Sometimes we hold on to our lives as if we are fully entitled to it. We refuse to let go when it is our time to go and we refuse to let others go when it is their time to go.

Columban parish hosts interfaith forum

The Our Lady of Remedies Parish hosted an interfaith forum on “Laudato Si and the Interfaith Climate Change” last June 11, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the 3rd Floor of the Remedios Jubilee Mission Center (RJMC) as a kick-off activity of the parish’s Laudato Si Week celebration and to support the Sacred Earth Sacred Trust celebrations on June 12.