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May 22, 2018

By your grace, O Father,
may we experience a time of deep conversion
and of joyful return to you.
May it be a time of reconciliation between people,
and of peace restored among nations,
a time when swords are beaten into ploughshares
and the clash of arms
gives way to songs of peace.
Father, grant that we may live this year

May 21, 2018

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world,
grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives

May 21, 2018
Fr. Andrei and his mother

In 2012, while I was working in a parish among the aboriginal people called Atayal in the mountains of Taiwan, we organized a pilgrimage to the northern Philippines (where I am originally from) as part of the celebration of the parish's 50th foundation anniversary.

May 20, 2018

O God,on this day
You teach the hearts of Your faithful people
by the light of Your Holy Spirit.
Grant us by the same Spirit
a right judgment in all things
and ever to rejoice in His consolations.

Purify us from every stain of sin
and save our souls,
O gracious Lord.

May 19, 2018

Mother of the Redeemer,
we entrust to you the Church
which acknowledges you
and invokes you as Mother.
To you, Mother of the human family
and of the nations,
we confidently entrust the whole of humanity,
with its hopes and fears.
Do not let it lack the light of true wisdom.
Guide its steps in the ways of peace.

May 18, 2018

O Queen of the Apostles,
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents,
learning, material resources,
our health, sickness and trials,
and every gift of nature and grace,
for the greater glory of God
and the salvation of all.
We wish to carry on those activities
which especially promote the catholic apostolate

May 17, 2018

O Lord of Peace, the world awaits.
It cries of children torn from families.
Of mothers broken and shattered.
Of fathers helpless and distraught.

O Lord of Peace, the world awaits.
Bless this world, O Lord,
with the peace You promised.
Begin in me Your work of peace;
guide me in the path of peace
complete in me Your peace.

May 16, 2018

O Mary, powerful as an army,
grant victory to our ranks.
We are very weak
and our enemy rages with uttermost conceit.
But under your banner
we are confident of overcoming him.
Save us, O Mary,
fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe inspiring as an army set in battle array
and sustained not by hatred

May 16, 2018

What was the first thing you did when you entered the church today? I assume you dipped your finger in the holy water and made the sign of the cross. Making the sign of the cross affirms our faith in the Most Holy Trinity. We say all together in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. But sadly, many of us can admit that we know so little of the Holy Spirit.

May 15, 2018

Look down most Blessed Virgin,
upon all your children.
Heed the anguish of so many people,
fathers and mothers of families
who are uncertain about their future
and beset by hardships and cares.
Soothe the minds of those at war
and inspire them with "thoughts of peace."
Through your intercession,
may God turn to mercy.


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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