O Mary, conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to you.
You are all fair, O Virgin Mary,
You never knew the stain of sin;
You are the glory of Jerusalem,
You, the great honor of our people,
You, the advocate of sinners.
O Mary, Virgin most holy,
O Mary, Mother most merciful,
Pray for us. Intercede for us
with your Son, Jesus Christ.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
O my God, conduct me by Your wisdom,
restrain me by Your justice,
comfort me by Your mercy,
defend me by Your power.
To You I desire to consecrate all my thoughts,
words, actions, and sufferings;
that henceforward I may think of You,
speak of You,
constantly refer all my actions to Your greater glory,
and suffer willingly whatever You shall decree.
St. Columban pray for us.
Pilgrim and wanderer for Christ
Disciple of Christ
True to the word of God
Dove of Peace
Friend of nature
Lover of animals
Protector of the environment
Healer of the sick
Courageous and fearless
Caring and brotherly
Forgiving and rich in mercy
Contemplative and close to God
Monk and missionary
Man of justice and integrity
Man of freedom and liberty
Oh Lord hear our prayer, and grant us your salvation
- A Columban Missionary
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross
to become a living flame within you,
and so became the light of His love to all.
Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate
and possess my whole being
so completely that my life, too,
may radiate His light and love to others.
O holy protector of the holy family,
protect us children of the Lord Jesus Christ;
keep far from us the errors and evils
which corrupt the world;
assist us from Heaven in our struggles
against the powers of darkness.
And as you once protected the Divine Child
from the cruel edict of Herod,
now defend the church
and keep it safe from all dangers and threats;
spread over all of us your holy patronage
so that by following your example
and aided by your spiritual guidance,
we may all aspire to a virtuous life,
look to a holy death
and secure for ourselves
the blessing of eternal happiness in Heaven.
Heavenly Father, you watch over your creation
and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands.
Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work
that will enhance their human dignity.
Enable them to provide for their families
and teach those around them the value honest labor
for the betterment of human life.
We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus
who labored with his own hands while he lived on earth.
Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman,
Blessed by the Most High!
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era,
We join in your song of praise,
to celebrate the Lord’s mercy,
to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom
and the full liberation of humanity.
Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord,
Glorious Mother of Christ!
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word,
Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word,
and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit,
attentive to his promptings
in the depths of our conscience
and to his manifestations in the events of history.
O my God, I believe in You;
strengthen my faith.
All my hopes are in You;
secure them in Your name.
I love You with my whole heart;
teach me to love You daily more and more.
I am sorry that I have offended You;
increase my sorrow.
I adore You as my first beginning;
I aspire after You as my last end.
I give You thanks as my constant Benefactor;
I call upon You as my sovereign Protector.
All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:
You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.
We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,
for teaching her to believe Your message,
for helping her to accept Your holy will.
Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary:
to ponder Your word in our hearts,
to obey Your will,
to love Your Son,
to sing Your praises every day.
we praise You through Jesus Christ Your Son
in the love of Your Spirit,
forever and ever.
When we received the Sacrament of Baptism
we were given new life in You
and became part of the Christian community.
Thank You that You love us so much.
Thank You for giving the church the sacraments,
those special signs that help us to know
Your love and the love of one another
in so many ways.
As we celebrate the sacraments,
may we love You more and more each day.
We pray in Your name.
- A Columban Missionary
O God, You raised up St. John the Baptist
to prepare a perfect people for Christ.
Fill Your people with the joy
of possessing His grace,
and direct the minds of all the faithful
in the way of peace and salvation.
Grant that as St. John was martyred
for truth and justice,
so we may energetically profess our Faith in You,
and lead others to the Way, the Truth, and Eternal Life.
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,
that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,
that I always may be holy.
All praise and glory are Yours, Lord Jesus:
You have made us Your body, Your Church,
And help us to bear fruit for our heavenly Father.
You chose St. Peter as the rock,
And sent him to feed Your flock
And to strengthen his brothers and sisters,
Continue to help Your Church
Through the guidance of our Pope,
And keep us faithful in Your service.
Jesus, our brother,
You are Lord for ever and ever.
O My Lord Jesus Christ, the true Lamb
Who takes away the sins of the world;
by Your mercy, which is infinite,
pardon my iniquities,
and by Your sacred Passion,
preserve me this day from all sin and evil.
I carry about me this holy mantle in Your honor,
as a preservative against my own weakness,
and as an incentive to the practice of that meekness,
humility, and innocence which You have taught us.
I give myself to You as an entire offering,
and in memory of that Sacrifice of love
which You offered for me on the Cross,
and in satisfaction for my sins.
Accept this offering,
I beg You, O my God,
and may it be acceptable to You
in the odor of sweetness.
Behold the One Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus,
my Advocate and High-Priest,
Who intercedes for me.
Him do I offer and plead before You,
who committed no sin,
but bore the sins of the world,
and by whose stripes we are healed.
Accept, therefore, O Holy Father,
this Unspotted Victim,
to the honor and glory of Your name,
in thanksgiving for all the blessings
You have ever bestowed upon me,
for the remission also of my sins,
and for the supply of all my defects and shortcomings.