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August 31, 2018

All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:
You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.
We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,
for teaching her to believe Your message,
for helping her to accept Your holy will.

August 30, 2018

In my opinion love and kindness are the two words that most clearly express the life of Jesus. The dictionary describes love as, "the emotion that most clearly values a person or a thing," and kindness as, "the attitude that treats others most tenderly and dearly." Love and kindness are the most effective ways by which I can live out my life as a Columban lay missionary.

August 30, 2018

Dear Jesus,
When we received the Sacrament of Baptism
we were given new life in You
and became part of the Christian community.

Thank You that You love us so much.
Thank You for giving the church the sacraments,
those special signs that help us to know
Your love and the love of one another
in so many ways.

August 29, 2018

O God, You raised up St. John the Baptist
to prepare a perfect people for Christ.
Fill Your people with the joy
of possessing His grace,
and direct the minds of all the faithful
in the way of peace and salvation.

August 28, 2018

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,
that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,
that I always may be holy.


August 27, 2018

All praise and glory are Yours, Lord Jesus:
You have made us Your body, Your Church,
And help us to bear fruit for our heavenly Father.

August 27, 2018
The Mission of the Trinity

An African saying is my reminder: "If I go alone I go faster. If I go with others I go farther." This year, I hope to go a little farther so here is a reflection on a key moment in the life of Jesus – His call to mission within the Trinity. It is our call to Columban mission too.

Jesus' Baptismal Call to Mission

August 26, 2018

O My Lord Jesus Christ, the true Lamb
Who takes away the sins of the world;
by Your mercy, which is infinite,
pardon my iniquities,
and by Your sacred Passion,
preserve me this day from all sin and evil.
I carry about me this holy mantle in Your honor,
as a preservative against my own weakness,

August 25, 2018

Behold the One Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus,
my Advocate and High-Priest,
Who intercedes for me.
Him do I offer and plead before You,
who committed no sin,
but bore the sins of the world,
and by whose stripes we are healed.
Accept, therefore, O Holy Father,
this Unspotted Victim,

August 24, 2018

O Glorious St. Bartholomew,
Jesus called you a person without guile
and you saw in this word a sign
that he was the Son of God and King of Israel.
Obtain for us the grace to be
ever guileless and innocent as doves.
At the same time, help us to have
your gift of faith to see the Divine hand
in the events of daily life.


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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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St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984