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January 15, 2018
Immigrants and refugees, just like Joseph, Mary and Jesus, do not want to leave home and familiar surroundings.

Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and left that night for Egypt, where they stayed until the death of Herod. (Mt: 2.14) The image of Joseph, Mary and Jesus sitting in the shade of a tree with their donkey tethered to a branch outside some Egyptian town all those years ago is repeated almost daily in newscasts.

January 15, 2018

Hear, O Blessed Virgin,
the prayers which we address you,
Our Lady of Rest,
as we are mindful of that maternal love
in which you receive your children.

January 14, 2018

God, my Father,
You have promised to remain forever with those
who do what is just and right.
Help me to live in Your presence.
The loving plan of Your Wisdom was made known when
Jesus, your Son, became man like us.
I want to obey His commandment of love
and bring Your peace and joy to others.
Keep before me the wisdom and love

January 13, 2018

Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ's path of service to people.

January 12, 2018

O Lord Jesus, like Saint Paul,
may I count everything as loss
in comparison with the supreme advantage of knowing you.
I want to know you and what your passion and resurrection can do.
I also want to share in your sufferings
in the hope that if I resemble you in death
I may somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead.

January 11, 2018

Father of Heaven and earth,
hear my prayer and show me the way to peace.
Guide each effort of my life
so that my faults and my sins
may not keep me from the peace You promised.
May the new life of grace You give me
through the Eucharist and prayer
make my love for You grow
and keep me in the joy of Your Kingdom.

January 10, 2018

O Divine Spirit,
Who have so often enlightened my soul
with the light of Your beams,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who have sent me
so many holy inspirations and good desires,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who sustain my weakness
by Your sovereign virtue,
I thank You with all my heart.

January 9, 2018

Almighty and everlasting God,
You have given to Your servants grace
for professing the true faith
and acknowledging the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of Your majesty to worship the Unity;
grant that by steadfastness in the same faith
we may forever be defended from all adversities.
Through Christ our Lord.

January 8, 2018

May the Lord Jesus place His hands on our eyes
that we may begin to catch sight
of the thing that are not seen
more than the things that are seen.

May He open our eyes
that they will alight on the things to come
more than on the things of this age.

May He unveil the vision of our heart
that it may contemplate God in spirit.

January 8, 2018

I used to really find it difficult to understand that my father and my mother loved me for who I am. I struggled growing up because I always feel I have to prove myself that I am the best son they could ever have. And the irony is that I am the only son. I felt I had to put up my best in everything I do or say. I should do this, and I should do that.

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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
email: mission@columban.org