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July 18, 2018

O Mary, dear Mother, enlighten our minds, and warm our hearts; 
let that pure love which streams forth from your eyes, 
spread itself abroad and bring forth those wondrous fruits
which Your Son purchased for us by the shedding of His Blood, 
the while You suffered they most bitter torments at the foot of His Cross.

July 17, 2018

Heavenly Wine,
giver of purity and strength,
pour down upon my soul.
Make of my heart a living chalice
from which grace shall constantly flow
on those that love You,
and especially on poor sinners that offend You.
Teach me to honor You
and to make You honored by others.
Give me power to draw to You cold and hardened hearts,

July 16, 2018

You who, with special mercy,
look upon those clothed in Your beloved Habit,
cast a glance of pity upon me.
Fortify my weakness with Your strength;
enlighten the darkness of my mind with Your wisdom;
increase my faith,
hope and charity.
Assist me during life,
console me by Your presence at my death,

July 16, 2018
Losana

Losana Ve'ehala of Tonga passed away unexpectedly at the Columban lay missionary house in Suva, Fiji, on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Tongan Fr. Taukei, in his homily at the house, asked us "Why did she die in Suva, why did she die with the Columbans?"

July 15, 2018

To You I desire to consecrate all my thoughts,
words, actions, and sufferings;
that I may think of You, speak of You,
willingly refer all my actions to Your greater glory,
and suffer willingly whatever You shall appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things Your will may be done;
because it is Your will,
and in the manner that You desire.

July 14, 2018

I cling to You and give myself to You
and ask You by Your compassion
to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus
and looking at His Five Wounds
and trusting in His Precious Blood
and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart,
I implore You Adorable Spirit,
helper of my infirmity,
so to keep me in Your grace

July 13, 2018

Out of love it was that You came down to take our flesh;
and when about to depart from this world to the Father,
You left to us this Sacrament as a pledge of Your love,
that after a new and wondrous manner
You might abide with us forever.
O Lord how worthy are You of Love,
who does so much for love of us!
Wherefore I will love You, O Lord,

July 12, 2018

God, You are the source of all life.
You created me and formed me in my mother’s womb.
(Psalm 139)

You gave Your only Son Jesus so that I may
have live, and have it to the full.
(John 10:10)

You shaped me and blew the breath of life
into me and made me become a living being.
(Genesis 2:7)

July 11, 2018

O merciful Redeemer,
stoop to regard me as a perpetual adorer
of Your Most Precious Blood,
and be pleased to accept my prayers,
my deeds and my sacrifices,
as so many acts of reparation and love.
Through Your Precious Blood I will be saved.

July 10, 2018

O my God, make me prudent in my undertakings,
courageous in dangers,
patient in afflictions,
and humble in prosperity.
Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers,
temperate at my meals,
diligent in my employments,
and constant in my resolutions.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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