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June 15, 2017

My holy Angel Guardian, 
ask the Lord to bless any journey which I undertake, 
that it may profit the health of my soul and body; 
that I may reach its end, 
and that, returning safe and sound, 
I may find my family in good health. 
Guard, guide and preserve us.

Amen.

June 14, 2017
US Catholic China Bureau

You are invited to share, learn and join with Catholics who are connected with the Church of China. Join us August 11-13, 2017, at St. John's University in New York City.

June 14, 2017

Lord, many times I stray from your light
and feel that I am not worthy to be called your child,
but I know Lord, 
that you are a forgiving Father
and that you accept me as I am.
I know that you love me 
like no other can love me,
that your love for me is so great and unconditional 
that it hurts me to hurt you.
Help me my Lord, 

June 13, 2017

You gave each one of us 
a mission to fulfil in our lives.
Help us to find it, 
to use it and share it with others.
Help us to understand the true meaning of life,
to know you, and to live with you.

June 12, 2017

My Queen! My Mother! 
I give you all myself,
and, to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my entire self.
Wherefore, O loving Mother,
as I am your own, 
keep me, defend me,
as you property and possession.

June 12, 2017
Salustino Villalobos Mondragon (left) is a Columban seminarian living in Taiwan

The Ai Jia Development Center was founded by the Hsinchu Catholic diocese in Taiwan to help and support mentally challenged adult students. Like in many other countries, mentally challenged people in Taiwan are not considered as important. Consequently, there are not enough social benefits to cover their daily needs.

June 11, 2017

O Jesus, I wish to receive You 
with the love of the most holy and loving souls,
with which Immaculate Mary received You.
With their Communion I unite this Communion of mine.
Most holy Virgin, my Mother, Mary, 
behold I am going to receive your Son.
I would wish to have your heart,
and the love with which you communicated:

June 10, 2017

My soul, the happy hour is arrived;
Jesus comes to dwell in my poor heart.
Behold the King of heaven,
my Redeemer and my God,
coming to me;
I prepare myself to receive Him with love;
say to Him with the most ardent desire:
Come, O my Jesus,
come to me:
I desire to receive You,
before You gave Yourself to me,

June 9, 2017

My loving Jesus, 
out of the grateful love I bear You, 
and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace,
I give You my heart, 
and I consecrate myself wholly to You; 
and with Your help 
I purpose never to sin again. 

Amen.

June 8, 2017

As the crow flies Marawi City is only 50 kilometers or 30 miles away from my residence in Ozamiz City but to get there I would need to ferry across a bay and then travel a circuitous route first on a coastline road to Iligan City and then inland up a winding road to the highlands where Marawi City lies next to lake Lanao. Lake Lanao is the source of hydroelectric power for much of Mindanao. Marawi is populated primarily by Maranao Muslims.

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