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.