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Just one more on someone’s hit list

OZAMIZ CITY (SE): “The wound in the people’s minds is deeper and more painful than the wounds in the body of Sister Kathleen Melia,” Father Sean Martin from Ozamiz City in The Philippines told the Sunday Examiner after the 70-year-old Columban sister was bashed in her home on March 1.

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Columban sister bashed in Mindanao

OZAMIZ CITY (SE): Columban Sister Kathleen Melia was assaulted shortly before 9.30pm on March 1 as she was closing the window of her house in Midsalip in the Zamboanga region of Mindanao, The Philippines.

The 70-year-old Irish missionary has lived in Midsalip since 1983, working among the Subaanen tribal people.

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Death notice

HONG KONG (SE): Columban Sister Barbara O’Sullivan died peacefully at the nursing home of the society at Magheramore in Wicklow, Ireland, on September 19.

A veteran of Hong Kong for 51 years, she began work as a nurse on the staff of the Ruttonjee Sanatorium in Wan Chai the day after she got off the boat, an experience that left her with an in-depth understanding of the desperate health situation in the colony at the time.

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Faith does contribute to society development

HONG KONG (SE): “In a world where the contribution of faith to the development of society is rarely acknowledged, the Columban Sisters stand out as a group whose faith inspired expert and dedicated service to health, education and social development,” Peter Ryan, the consul general from Ireland to Hong Kong and Macau, said on November 23.

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New stewards at Shek O Holistic Retreat Centre

The Holistic Retreat Centre at Shek O has been staffed by the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban for the past 12 years, but as the sisters begin to pack up to leave Hong Kong, they are preparing to hand over the seaside centre, which they have transformed with their magic touch of love and grace, to Carmelite priests from Indonesia.

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Living mission in everyday life

 

HONG KONG (SE): The Columban Sisters hosted a gathering for the Association of Mission Friends of St. Columban at the Caritas Restaurant in Central on November 18 to celebrate the feast of the patron saint of their congregation on November 18.

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