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October 24, 2017

Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace. 
Your word has been fulfilled. 
My own eyes have seen the salvation 
which You have prepared in the sight of every people. 
A light to reveal You to the nations 
and the glory of Your people Israel.


October 23, 2017

O Lord, heal Your servant
from the afflictions that they are now suffering. 
Strengthen our faith like that of the Roman Centurion, 
so that we may ask for this healing with the same faith, 
trust, and hope that Your servant
will be healed in the same manner 
that the Centurion’s servant was restored to health. 
O Holy physician of our souls and bodies, 

October 23, 2017
A Kachin woman weaving

In late January 2017, Columban Fr. Pat Colgan (General Councillor with responsibility for Myanmar) and Columban Fr. Jovito Dales (the Society's Bursar General) visited boarding houses and internally displaced persons' (IDP) camps which the Columbans support in Myanmar.

October 22, 2017

O My God,
in order that I may be a living act of perfect love,
I offer myself as a whole burnt offering
to your tender love.
Consume me continually,
letting my soul overflow
with the floods of infinite tenderness
that are found in you,
so that I may become a martyr
of your love.

October 21, 2017

I beg you, Lord,
let the fiery, gentle power of your love
take possession of my soul,
and snatch it away
from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of your love
as you saw fit to die for love of mine. 


October 20, 2017
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach


The theme of the October 2011 issue of Columban Mission magazine was Catholic Social Teaching, focusing on Columban social activism in the various mission countries, including Peru, Japan and the Philippines.

October 20, 2017

We beseech You, O Lord, 
to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; 
have mercy on the lowly; 
raise up the fallen; 
appear to the needy; 
heal the ungodly; 
restore the wanderers of your people; 
feed the hungry; 
ransom our prisoners; 
raise up the sick; 
comfort the faint-hearted. 

October 19, 2017

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, 
implored your help, 
or sought your intercession was left unaided. 

Inspired with this confidence, 
we turn to you, 
O Virgins of virgins, 
our Mother.

October 18, 2017

After every atrocity in the global city there are days of discussion and debate as to why such acts are happening. Blame is thrown around at the individuals who perpetrated the atrocity and the organizations with which they are associated. Seldom is an overall critical analysis made of the causes of terrorism and its solution.

October 18, 2017

Spirit of God,
fill our hearts with a desire
to seek truth and rejoice in beauty.
Help us to know what is pleasing to you 
and to understand what is right and good in your sight. 
Give us the spirit of learning 
that we may please you by our thoughts 
and love you in your creation. 
Give all teachers your constant encouragement 


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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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