With love and gratitude from the bottom of our hearts
“I am not leaving Sarawak I am taking her with me.” I remember those words from the late Brother Columba before he left for Ireland after 40 years of Christ-like witnessing among the last, least and lost among us.
Many may not know that apart from his illustrious and legendary stint as an educator par excellence, we have the honour of having Brother as our advisor/ writer / layout/ cut and paste assistant all rolled into one. Today’s Catholic is now 30 years old.
My prayer is that we will continue to reflect his spirit of being good news to all.
Although I had never enjoyed the privilege of working alongside him on the paper, he would still drop by the office to see how we were getting on in the months before he left in 1997. With a twinkle of his kind smiling eyes, he boosted my confidence with encouraging words for my amateur editorial efforts.
We are happy to present a feature on page 14-15 filled with marvellous, heartfelt tributes from those whose lives have been changed for the better because of how and for whom he lived. Rest in peace dear Br Columba. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are certain that we will forever remain in yours.
Today’s Catholic Vol.27 No.12 March 2016