By Anne B. Gubuan
This is the vocation story of Fr Finbar Maxwell from Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, who was ordained as a Columban priest in 1988. The author is Assistant Editor of MISYONonline.com.
Anne, far left, Father Finbar, far right, Pililla, Rizal, 28 September 2016
I am always spellbound listening to vocation stories. They are almost always stories of faith and courage, the pain of letting go and braving the oceans of a missionary journey. What makes these stories extra fascinating for me is the fact that these missionaries leave their families without the promise of going back to be with them again. I don’t think I have or will ever have that kind of courage.