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November 12, 2017

Fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit;
and give Your peace to my soul
that I may be free from all needless
anxiety, solicitude and worry.
Help me to desire always that
which is pleasing and acceptable to You
so that Your will may be my will.

November 11, 2017

Lord, hold our brave veterans in your loving hands. 
Protect them as they protected us.
Bless them and their families
for the selfless acts they performed in our time of need.
I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Amen.

November 10, 2017

All-powerful and ever-living God,
when Abraham left his native land
and departed from his people
You kept him safe through all his journeys.
Protect these soldiers.

November 9, 2017
Pope Francis

Pope Francis has congratulated the Missionary Society of St. Columban on its 100th anniversary and extended his good wishes to all members of the Society. The Pope also imparted his Apostolic Blessing "as a pledge of peace and joy in the Lord Jesus."

November 9, 2017

 

The Missionary Sisters of Saint Columban were the idea of Lady Frances Moloney (later Mother M. Patrick Moloney) and Columban co-founder Father John Blowick.

November 9, 2017

St. Gerard, who, like the Savior, 
loved children so tenderly 
and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death, 
listen to us who are pleading for our sick child. 
We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter
and ask Him to restore our child to health
if such be His holy will.
This favour, we beg of you

November 8, 2017

Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory,
Of His flesh the mystery sing;
Of the blood all price exceeding,
Shed by our immortal King.
Destined for the world's redemption.
From a noble womb to spring.
Of a pure and spotless virgin,
Born for us on earth below,
He, as man with man conversing,
Stay'd, the seeds of truth to sow;

November 8, 2017
Columban Fr. Daniel O'Connor and friends

When Dan O'Connor first arrived at the Columban House in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1983, he was greeted with "There's a Kiwi in the house!" And indeed he was a "Kiwi" hailing from Hokitika on New Zealand's South Island. He had been posted to Pakistan for two years on the Columban Overseas Training Program.

November 7, 2017

Father of Mercy,
forgive my failings,
keep me in Your Grace,
and lead me in the way of salvation.
Give me strength in serving You
as a follower of Christ.
May the Eucharist bring me Your Forgiveness
and give me freedom to serve You all my life.
May it help me to remain faithful
and give me the grace I need in Your service.

November 6, 2017
Fijian dancers at the opening of COP23 conference

Columban General Council on the opening of the United Nations’ COP23 presided by Fiji and hosted  in Bonn, Germany, wishes to send a message urging all leaders to take meaningful action on advancing the agreements made at COP21 in Paris and COP 22 in Marrakesh.  Columbans have been present in Fiji for more than 60 years and know intimately the impacts of climate change on small island states in

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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