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June 29, 2017

By the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Peace, set up Your kingdom in our country. 
Enter closely into the midst of our families 
and make them Your own 
through the solemn enthronement of Your Sacred Heart 
so that no one cry may respond from home to home. 
May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, 
blessed and glorified forever! 

June 28, 2017
The Archbishop is between Sr. Kate and Theresa in front of the Jeju convent.

I met the Columban Fathers for the first time in my hometown, Seoul, during the summer of 1953. Korea was at war then. Amid destruction and the chaos of war, I was trying to leave home for a college in America. As the oldest of five children of a widow, apart from the promise of a full scholarship, the friendship of a U.S.

June 27, 2017

Most sweet Jesus, 
humbly kneeling at Your feet, 
we renew the consecration of our family to Thy Divine Heart. 
Be our King forever. 
In You we have full and entire confidence. 
May Your spirit penetrate our thoughts, 
our desires, our words and our works. 
Bless our undertakings, 
share in our joys, 
in our trials and in our labors. 

June 26, 2017

Pope Francis continually reminds us that the Church is missionary and is called to reach out to the poor, to sinners, to unbelievers and to those who live on the margins of modern society. In 2016 Pope Francis called the Church to celebrate a Year of Mercy and to discover once again the importance of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

June 26, 2017

My dear Redeemer,
it is not from custom or human respect 
that I come to receive You;
but it is solely to love and be united with You,
to live by You and for You,
to be delivered from my miseries,
to clothe myself with Your virtues,
to strengthen myself against my enemies;
it is to ask from You the exaltation of the Church,

June 25, 2017

I hope to love You for all eternity. O Eternal God! 
Oh that I had always loved You! 
Oh that I had died rather than have offended You! 
I give You my will, my liberty; 
dispose of me as You please. 
May my only happiness be to please You, O Infinite Goodness.
O my God! I rejoice in that You art infinitely happy. 

June 24, 2017

Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you

June 23, 2017

My Jesus, I place all my sins before you. 
In my estimation they do not deserve pardon, 
but I ask you to close your eyes 
to my want of merit
and open them to your infinite merit. 

Since you willed to die for my sins,
grant me forgiveness for all of them. 
May no longer feel the burden of my sins, 
a burden that oppresses me beyond measure. 

June 23, 2017
Columban Martyr Fr. Vincent J. Power

 

In 1994, in two separate mission countries, misfortune would cut down two members of the Columban family – one priest and one lay missionary.

June 22, 2017

My good Angel, 
you come from heaven; 
God has sent you to take care of me. 
Oh, shelter me under your wings. 
Lighten my path, direct my steps. 
Do not leave me, 
stay quite near me 
and defend me against the spirit of evil. 
But above all come to my help 
in the last struggle of my life. 

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