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May 5, 2017

The Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas, marked its 30th anniversary with a fundraising dinner, and presented its "Border Heroes" awards this year to the Hon. Veronica Escobar, El Paso County Judge, and Father Bob Mosher, priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban.

May 5, 2017
Pope Francis with Columban Fr. Shay Cullen

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen is set to receive another prestigious international award in recognition of his work against child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

In November, the missionary, who is based in the Philippines, will receive the 2017 Martin Buber Award.

The honor reognises his work, through the PREDA Foundation, helping children and women.

May 4, 2017

Mary, Mother of God, at your request, 
Jesus worked His first miracle. 
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee. 

Over the centuries you have not ceased 
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor, 
exiled children of Eve. 

May 4, 2017

Mary, Mother of God, at your request, 
Jesus worked His first miracle. 
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee. 

Over the centuries you have not ceased 
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor, 
exiled children of Eve. 

May 3, 2017

Inspire us, O God, with a love of all men, 
and especially for those who suffer and are persecuted; 
teach us to go in Your name, 
as Christ-bearers, to bring love where there is hate, 
light of Christian principles where there is darkness of error; 
help us for Your honor and Glory to renew the face of the earth. 

May 2, 2017

O Mary, Mother of God
As You are above all creatures 
in Heaven and Earth, 
more glorious than the Cherubim, 
more noble than any here below, 
Christ has given You to His people, 
firm bulwark and Protectress, 
to shield and save sinners who fly unto You.
Therefore O Lady, 
all embracing refuge, 

May 2, 2017

As part of the on-going formation and education of Columban lay missionaries, I was privileged to take a six-month course on facilitating retreats for young people. The course has given me an in-depth understanding on the psyche and culture of young people in this modern time.

May 2, 2017
Sr. Mary Ita (far left) in the 1970s

It was a great joy for me to be invited, two years ago, to return to Santiago, Chile, to celebrate 40 years of the Columban Sisters' mission in that beautiful country.

May 1, 2017
Rosi was a six-year-old child detained by police.

By Columban Fr. Shay Cullen

Rosi, in the photograph, was a six-year old child detained in the police detention cell of Police Station B on Magsaysay Drive in Olongapo City, the Philippines, some years ago. More like her will be jailed if the minimum age of criminal liability will be lowered to nine or 12 years old.

May 1, 2017

O God, on this day, 
dedicated through long centuries to the honoring of Mary, 
Mother of Your Divine Son, 
look down upon us Your children gathered here, 
and upon the millions of others 
who are also assembling in unnumbered other places throughout America, 
to pray for the people of Russia 

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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