This spring a pair of great horned owls took over a large nest in a tree not too far from the Narragansett Bay shoreline. As one would expect before too long little owls could be seen safely peeking from the nest high in a tall evergreen.
Plead for Us
Save us, Christ our Savior,
by the virtue of Your holy Cross:
You Who saved Peter in the sea,
have mercy upon us.
Mary, Mother of mercy,
pray for us,
and we shall be delivered;
Mary, our advocate,
speak for us,
and we shall be saved.
We Offer Ourselves
Jesus is ours;
ours His Blood,
ours His infinite merits;
to You we offer ourselves wholly;
then, if You love Him,
and hold precious this gift we make You,
You surely will deliver us;
and for this we hope with fullest confidence.
Live Out Your Mission
Lord, our God,
help us to walk with you
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out your mission
in today's world.
Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.
Relieve My Bad Mood
I awoke this morning in a bad mood,
and I have been unable to shake it so far.
Everything bothers me and
everyone rubs me the wrong way.
I just cannot seem to get my true bearings.
Help me to think of your salvation,
your countless gifts and overwhelming love for me.
The April 1999 issue of Columban Mission magazine was a special commemorative edition that honored the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Columban.
Precious Blood of Jesus
O my God,
in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary
I offer You the Precious Blood of Jesus
from all the altars throughout the world,
joining with it the offering of my every thought,
word and action of this day.
Raise Up Mankind
O God, by the passion of Your only-begotten Son,
and by the Blood shed through His five most sacred Wounds,
raise up mankind, lost because of sin;
grant that we who on earth
adore the Wounds our Savior received,
may in heaven rejoice in the glory He,
at the price of His precious Blood,
bought back for us.
Look Upon Me
Lord Jesus Christ,
eternal and merciful God,
Creator and Redeemer of all,
listen to my prayer.
Look on me, merciful Lord,
as You looked on Your Mother, Mary,
standing in sorrow beneath Your Cross.
Mary, You Are Mine
Hail, Mary, my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul!
You are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours.
But I am not yours completely enough.
Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God.
Place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to you.