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January 11, 2020

Lord, your love helps me to embrace the unknown.
Reveal yourself to me so that I may recognize
you in myself and others.
You are my hope, O Lord, and my strength.
Teach me humility so that I may keep learning
and growing spiritually.

January 10, 2020

Lord, Jesus Christ,
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Hear our prayer for truth and integrity
in all segments of society today.
May the truth be spoken by us and affirmed in others,
that in seeking truth, the world will come to find You,
the Source of All Truth.
Wherever relationships are weakened by deception or hypocrisy,

January 9, 2020

Lord, your spirit has been poured into my heart
making me a child of God.
Help me to see every person
as my brother and sister, and
show deep respect and love.
Through Your son, Jesus Christ,
who lives for ever and ever.


January 8, 2020

Blessed be the mind, the heart, the hand,
That drew this icon fair,
Of beauty unsurpassable, yet sweet,
God's Mother, rapt in prayer.
All pure her face, her hands, her heart unseen,
Chaste, white rapture, as morning glow:
She ponders deep. Her sorrow shows,
She bears the weight of souls on earth below!
Awesome, yet so love-filled and so warm!

January 7, 2020

Prelates, Kings, and people of the earth!
celebrate the glorious name of Raymond,
to whom the salvation of all mankind was an object of loving care.

His pure and spotless life reflected all the marvels of the mystic life;
and the light of every virtue shines brightly forth in him.

January 6, 2020
Christmas Mass

It was a Sunday morning. I was turning the pages of my Mandarin Chinese prayer book looking for suitable prayers for the dead. I was in one of the eight villages of our parish in the Dabaijian mountains in Taiwan.

January 6, 2020

O Mary, immaculate, and chaste are you
who has become the glowing gate of heaven.
O Mother of Christ,
so kind and most dear,
receive our devoted hymns of praise:
that our minds and bodies may be always chaste,
with fervent heart and tongue we now implore you.
Obtain for us,
through your sweetly sounding prayer,
pardon for ever.

January 5, 2020

Let us pray. O God,
by the leading of a star You manifested Your only begotten Son
to the gentiles on this day;
mercifully grant that we who know You by faith,
may be brought to contemplate the beauty of Your majesty.
Through the same Jesus Christ Your Son.

January 4, 2020

Lord God,
you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace
as wife and mother,
educator and foundress,
so that she might spend her life in service to your people.

Through her example and prayers,
may we learn to express our love for you
in love for our fellow men and women.

January 3, 2020

Lord Jesus,
we humbly pray You to give us all a great reverence
and respect for Your most holy name.
Forgive us for ever having used the name of Jesus in vain,
or without due respect.

Help us remember how reverently and lovingly,
Your Mother Mary used the name of Jesus,
and how humbly Saint Joseph called You
and spoke to You by name.


About us

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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