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October 27, 2017
Sr. Angelyn Dries


As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban was fast approaching its centennial anniversary.

October 26, 2017

O God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

October 25, 2017
Fr. Joe Brooder, right, and Tanaka Kun

Word came into the church that a homeless man was sleeping rough under Sotohori Bridge, in Japan. The local Church group looking after the homeless went to visit him. Yes, he was there living in an exquisite homemade cardboard style of a home. He would slide in and out of it like a drawer.

October 25, 2017

Hail Mary!
Daughter of God the Father. 

Hail Mary!
Mother of God the Son. 

Hail Mary!
Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. 

Hail Mary!
Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

Hail Mary! 
Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity, God.

Hail Mary! 
Celestial Rose of the ineffable Love of God.

October 24, 2017

Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace. 
Your word has been fulfilled. 
My own eyes have seen the salvation 
which You have prepared in the sight of every people. 
A light to reveal You to the nations 
and the glory of Your people Israel.


October 23, 2017

O Lord, heal Your servant
from the afflictions that they are now suffering. 
Strengthen our faith like that of the Roman Centurion, 
so that we may ask for this healing with the same faith, 
trust, and hope that Your servant
will be healed in the same manner 
that the Centurion’s servant was restored to health. 
O Holy physician of our souls and bodies, 

October 23, 2017
A Kachin woman weaving

In late January 2017, Columban Fr. Pat Colgan (General Councillor with responsibility for Myanmar) and Columban Fr. Jovito Dales (the Society's Bursar General) visited boarding houses and internally displaced persons' (IDP) camps which the Columbans support in Myanmar.

October 22, 2017

O My God,
in order that I may be a living act of perfect love,
I offer myself as a whole burnt offering
to your tender love.
Consume me continually,
letting my soul overflow
with the floods of infinite tenderness
that are found in you,
so that I may become a martyr
of your love.

October 21, 2017

I beg you, Lord,
let the fiery, gentle power of your love
take possession of my soul,
and snatch it away
from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of your love
as you saw fit to die for love of mine. 


October 20, 2017
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach


The theme of the October 2011 issue of Columban Mission magazine was Catholic Social Teaching, focusing on Columban social activism in the various mission countries, including Peru, Japan and the Philippines.


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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