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May 4, 2017

Mary, Mother of God, at your request, 
Jesus worked His first miracle. 
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee. 

Over the centuries you have not ceased 
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor, 
exiled children of Eve. 

May 3, 2017

Inspire us, O God, with a love of all men, 
and especially for those who suffer and are persecuted; 
teach us to go in Your name, 
as Christ-bearers, to bring love where there is hate, 
light of Christian principles where there is darkness of error; 
help us for Your honor and Glory to renew the face of the earth. 

May 2, 2017

O Mary, Mother of God
As You are above all creatures 
in Heaven and Earth, 
more glorious than the Cherubim, 
more noble than any here below, 
Christ has given You to His people, 
firm bulwark and Protectress, 
to shield and save sinners who fly unto You.
Therefore O Lady, 
all embracing refuge, 

May 1, 2017

As part of the on-going formation and education of Columban lay missionaries, I was privileged to take a six-month course on facilitating retreats for young people. The course has given me an in-depth understanding on the psyche and culture of young people in this modern time.

May 1, 2017
Sr. Mary Ita (far left) in the 1970s

It was a great joy for me to be invited, two years ago, to return to Santiago, Chile, to celebrate 40 years of the Columban Sisters' mission in that beautiful country.

May 1, 2017

O God, on this day, 
dedicated through long centuries to the honoring of Mary, 
Mother of Your Divine Son, 
look down upon us Your children gathered here, 
and upon the millions of others 
who are also assembling in unnumbered other places throughout America, 
to pray for the people of Russia 

May 1, 2017

Fr. Tim Mulroy

As a teenager I browsed whatever reading materials were left around my home: Sunday newspapers that my father enjoyed; novels that my older brother and sisters considered worthwhile; and religious magazines that my mother read at the end of her busy days. These materials expanded the horizons of my world and beckoned me to explore the strange but fascinating world that adults inhabited.

Stories about missionaries in far-off lands that I occasionally read in the religious magazines were uniquely fascinating. They awakened in me a sense of awe and adventure. Whatever the circumstances, missionaries everywhere …

May 1, 2017

Fifty years ago I was pastor of an "old Christian" community on Amakusa Island in the far south of Japan. By "old Christian" I mean that a Jesuit missionary, Fr. Luis Almeida, founded the parish in 1566. Then the Tokugawa daimyo government expelled or executed all missionaries.

April 30, 2017

O God, Who has given us a royal priesthood, we beseech You, 
that as Blessed Joseph was found worthy
to touch with his hands, 
and to bear in his arms, 
Your only-begotten Son, 
born of the Virgin Mary, 
so may we be made fit, 
by cleanness of heart and blamelessness of life, 
to minister at Your holy altar; may we, this day, 

April 29, 2017

O most blessed Virgin Mary, 
mother most loving and most merciful, 
I, a miserable and unworthy sinner come before you, 
with the heartfelt prayer, 
that of your loving kindness 
you would grant graciously to be near me 
and all who throughout the whole Church 
are to receive the body and blood of your Son this day, 

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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
1902 N. Calhoun
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org