Misyon Online - July-August 1993

July-August 1993

By Fr Joseph Panabang SVD

Male Chauvinism?
Joseph Jumah of Soronoase, one of my dedicated catechists has six children – all girls; His wife gives birth almost every year. Prompted by such spacing, I asked Daniel Adjei, the Assistant Catechist why and he said: “Joseph Jumah is desperately in need of a boy that is why he keeps trying and hoping.”

Brazil at First Glimpse

By: Fr. Boy Toledo

Volunteer Missionary
My name is Fr. Boy Toledo and I am a volunteer Missionary here is Salvador, Brazil. I have just arrived and joined Fr. Franck Pintac, also from Philippines we are both associate Columbans.

A first glimpse is always shallow but on the other hand a first glimpse has its own truth. So I share my first glimpse with you for what it is worth.

Liberia Before and After the War

By: Sr. Linda Alviar, FMM’s

Liberia Land of the Free!

Over a hundred years ago the USA teamed with millions of black slaves who had been snatched from their homeland in Africa. Many of this slaves longed to go back to Africa. In 1882, two ships: the Elizabeth and the Nautilus arrived on the West coast of Africa filled with freed or run-away slaves on their long journey home. Thus was born Liberia- the land of free. It is here in Liberia that Sr. Tripila Adre, Sr. Lourdes Linda Alviar FMM Filipino missionaries, and their co- sisters struggle to bring about the beginning of the Kingdom of God.

I received this article just before the war broke out and I felt it was inappropriate to publish it at that time. Now the war is over, we publish it and a post-war article by Sr. Alviar. Many thanks to these brave and indefatigable women. [Editor]

Looking Back with Joy The story of our back cover

By: Sr. Francesca M. Mariano, FSP

Five years old
There were many children taking a bath in the fountain in the middle of the plaza. A little girl of five was among them enjoying the fountain water. It was almost high noon when there where two sister passing through where they were enjoying their bath. While the sisters were fast approaching, the little girl was looking and was very attracted by them. She said to herself: “When I grow up I’ll be like them.” That seed of vocation that sprang out at that age of five will not be forgotten in the passing time.

Small but Beautiful

An Experiment Inspired by the Early Christians

Fr. Filomino Mahusay, from La Castellana, Negros Occidental is surely one of the longest serving member of the Missionary Society of the Philippines. Here, his confrere tells us of Fr. Fil’s touching and unique apostolate from which we can all learn that it is not number that count.

Enchanted Lake
There is a pond lying deep in a village called “Dong” in the province of Chaiyaphum some 479 kms. Northeast of Bangkok. Most times of the day this pond lies placid with colorful lotus plants and floating lilies. But in the late afternoons, during feeding time, this man-made lake seethes with fish romping around.