As I write this letter, I’m keenly aware of the upcoming festival of Diwali and I wish everyone a very happy Diwali !
We are being encouraged to find more environmentally friendly ways of celebrating this festival of lights and I am sure that we, as Columbans, are convinced of the need for each of us to take individual decisions to save and protect the environment. The call is for us to lead by example – it is challenging – as we need to forgo some of the celebrations which are so linked to this festival. ....
Br. E V MIRANDA
Principal, St. Columba’s School
Edmund Rice was born in Callan, Co. Kikenny, Ireland in 1762. He belonged to a wealthy farming family. After completing his commercial education, he worked with his uncle in establishing a very incrative ship-chandlers busines. In 1785, he married Mary Elliot. the daughter of a prosperous waterford businessman. In 1789, tragedy struck, his wife died leaving Edmund alone with a disabled daugher....
Founder St.Columba’s School