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March 16, 2018

God of times and seasons,
you have brought us again to Lent
for the study of Your Word,
for the remembrance of the temptation of Your Son,
and for the contemplation of His Cross.
The birds know their seasons;
forbid that we be blind to our times.
Grant us a Lenten blessing,
and may no one miss this time of growth.

March 15, 2018

Even though I can be so proud,
You humbled Yourself on a cross for me.

Even though I can be so selfish,
You rose to share Your life with me.

A love so great, so deep!
A heart so humble, so generous!

March 14, 2018

Lord, Your apostle, Paul, once said:
"If we suffer with Christ,
we shall also be glorified with Him.
Therefore whoever participates in the sufferings of our Redeemer
enjoys the sure and certain hope of the glory He has promised."

March 13, 2018

Lord, God all-powerful,
accept our poor prayers
and stretch out your powerful hand to defend us.

Favor our home, Lord, with your presence.
May it repulse all the wiles of Satan.
May Your holy angels live here, to keep us in peace.
And may your blessing remain always upon us.
This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.

March 12, 2018
At Mass

Chile is a country that has its beauty in so many diverse ways that for the two years I had journeyed with the Columbans there I realized there is more to learn about mission then just going out and preaching the Gospel to the people.

March 12, 2018

Lord, like the lilies that fill our senses
with their pure fragrance,
so fill us with Your pure gifts.

Fill our hearts with Your peace,
the peace only You can give,
the peace of pure holiness;

Fill our minds with all
that is good and pure,
all that is noble and just.

March 11, 2018

Convert us, O God our salvation,
and that the Lenten fast may be of profit to us,
instruct our minds with Heavenly discipline.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

March 10, 2018

During the season of lent,
we begin to realize anew that these are the days of salvation
We know that we are all sinners.
We know that in many things we have all offended Your infinite majesty.
We know that sin destroys Your life in us.
Help us now, Lord,
in our feeble attempts to make up for past sin.

March 9, 2018

O gracious Master,
infuse in our hearts
the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom
and open the eyes of our mind
that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel.
Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments,
so that having curbed all carnal desires,
we may lead a spiritual life,
both thinking and doing everything to please You.

March 8, 2018

We thank you, Lord,
for all of the countless blessings
You have won for us,
for all of the graces
You have poured upon us,
for all the love
You have lavished on us
by giving Yourself up to death
and giving us all a share
in Your risen glory.

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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