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November 19, 2017

Sometimes, I feel distance from You, oh Lord,
But, You are always right here for me.
I may feel far from trusting You,
Yet, You are trustworthy.
I may fall short of having faith in You, Lord,
However, You are ever faithful towards me.
Bring me closer to your unconditional love and
guide me on the path to righteousness.

November 18, 2017

Most holy and afflicted Virgin,
Queen of Martyrs, 
you stood beneath the cross, 
witnessing the agony of your dying Son. 
Look with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, 
who kneel before you. 
I venerate your sorrows 
and I place my requests 
with filial confidence 
in the sanctuary of your wounded heart. 

November 17, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society,
our family life, our souls
and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.
Enlighten with the splendor of faith
and the charity of your tender heart
the souls of those who work 
for the good of the people, for your poor.
Impart in them your own spirit,
a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness,

November 17, 2017
St. Columban stamp in Ireland

 

On November 23, in the year 615, in the town of Bobbio in northern Italy, Saint Columban (also known as Columbanus), passed into eternal life.

November 16, 2017

Lord Jesus, Carpenter and King,
supreme Sovereign of all men, 
look with tender mercy upon Your children 
who bear the indignities of injustice everywhere. 
Raise up leaders in every land 
dedicated to Your standards of order, equality and justice. 

November 15, 2017

Heavenly Father: 
we pray to You for those on the perilous ocean 
that You will embrace them with your mighty protection 
and grant them success in all their rightful undertakings. 
Grant them in all hours of need 
to see that they have a God who remembers them, 
and grant them grace in the hour of danger 
to commit their souls into Your hands. 

November 15, 2017
Fiji Diary

This evening, I had a good chat with Sukh Deo as we drank yaqona together. Sukh Deo is Hindu, but his wife and children are Catholic. They live in an interior settlement, far from town. He is always pleased when a priest visits the family, and he sits respectfully and meditatively during the prayers.

November 14, 2017

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, 
we beg you, 
to intercede for us 
at the throne of Divine Mercy 
in our present necessities, 
that as you announced to Mary 
the mystery of the Incarnation, 
so through your prayers 
and patronage in heaven 
we may obtain the benefits of the same, 
and sing the praise of God forever 

November 13, 2017

Almighty and Eternal Father,
Giver of all Gifts,
show us Your mercy,
and grant, we ask You,
through the merits of Your faithful Servant,
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini,
that all who invoke her intercession
may obtain what they desire
according to the good pleasure of Your Holy Will.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini,

November 13, 2017
Fr. Kurt Zion Pala with kids from youth group

I had just came out of the church after celebrating Mass. An altar server came up to me and told me that one youth decided to leave home and wanted to speak with me. I saw a bag sitting in the guard house and I got nervous thinking, it must really be true. I knew who the kid was and so I asked for him.

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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org