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August 28, 2017

O good cross, 
made beautiful by the body of the Lord, 
long have I desired you, 
ardently have I loved you, 
unceasingly have I sought you, 
and now you are ready for my eager soul. 
Receive me from among men and restore me to my Master, 
so that He, who redeemed me through you, 
shall receive me through you.

Amen.

August 27, 2017

O Holy Spirit,
I humbly implore You,
be with me always
so that in all things,
I may act under the influence
of Your holy inspiration.

Amen.

August 26, 2017

O Holy Spirit, Creator, 
mercifully assist Your Catholic Church, 
and by Your heavenly power strengthen and establish her 
against the assaults of all her enemies; 
and by Your love and grace 
renew the spirit of Your servants 
whom You have anointed, 
that in You they may glorify the Father 
and His only-begotten Son, 

August 25, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society,
our family life, our souls
and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.
Enlighten with the splendor of faith
and the charity of your tender heart
the souls of those who work 
for the good of the people, for your poor.
Impart in them your own spirit,
a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness,

August 25, 2017
Priest and Nuns in Myanmar

 

The Southeast Asian country of Burma was one of the early nations apart from China where the Columbans established a mission in 1936. Unfortunately, the xenophobic Burmese military dictatorship kicked out the last Columbans from that country in 1979.

August 24, 2017
"Ricky and Julie" by Fr. Shay Cullen

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen invites you to learn about the lives of Filipinos, the socio-economic situation of the country, the challenges it faces and the courage and resilience of its brave people by reading his new book, Ricky and Julie: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Philippines.

August 24, 2017

O Angel of God, 
make me worthy of your tender love, 
your celestial companionship 
and your never-failing protection! 

August 23, 2017

O Holy Mother,
Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life, 
with the same love with which you conceived in your womb 
the life of the Son of God. 
Blessed Virgin Mary, 
protect our families, 
so that they may always be united, 
and bless the upbringing of our children.

August 22, 2017

O ineffable Creator,
You, Who are called the true fountain of light and wisdom,
and the highest beginning,
pour upon the darkness of my understanding,
in which I was born,
the double beam of Your brightness,
removing from me all darkness of sin and ignorance.
You, Who make eloquent the tongue of the dumb, 
instruct my tongue, 

August 21, 2017
Sr. Damien with a mother and child at the Caritas Center in Fanling.

I went to China because we used to get The Far East magazine (the magazine of Columban missionaries published in Ireland). I was the eldest of six children: four girls and then two boys. We grew up between Roscommon and Castlerea in Ireland. I read about China in the magazine and decided this is where I would like to end up.

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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
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St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org