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June 14, 2018

Lord of patience and kindness –

You share in my ups and downs of recovery.
I believe in Your healing mercy,
and in the restoring energies of nature
You have put in my body and spirit.

I see the signs of Your healing love in me,
and joy surges in my heart.
I tell You aloud my thanksgiving
and smile my trust in You.

June 13, 2018

O my God!
I love You,
with my whole heart and soul,
and above all things,
because You are infinitely good and perfect,
and most worthy of all my love;
and for Your sake,
I love my neighbor as myself.
Mercifully grant,
O my God!
that having loved You on earth,
I may love and enjoy You
forever in heaven.

Amen.

June 12, 2018

O my God, I thank you and I praise
you for accomplishing your holy
and all-lovable will without any regard for mine.
With my whole heart,
in spite of my heart,
do I receive this cross I feared so much!

June 11, 2018

O Lord,
You have mercy on all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully set me ablaze
with the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a human heart,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and enjoy You.

Amen.

June 11, 2018
Fr. Patrick Colgan visiting the Parkari Kholi community.

In mid-January 2018, I spent a few days with our Columban missionaries in the parish of Badin, Pakistan, before attending a meeting of our Columban missionaries living and working in Pakistan. Badin is in the interior Sindh Province and is served by Columban Frs. Tony Cavanagh and Dan O'Connor. The Sunday liturgy reminded me much of Masses I myself said over many years in Fiji.

June 10, 2018

I offer You, Lord, my thoughts;
to be fixed on You; 
my words: to have You for their theme;
my actions: to reflect my love for You;
my sufferings: to be endured for Your greater glory.

I want to do what You ask of me:
in the way You ask, because You asked.

June 9, 2018

O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father,
You are the most valued Heavenly treasure.

New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body,
Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God,
You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.

June 8, 2018

O, Sacred Heart of Jesus,
filled with Infinite Love,
broken by our ingratitude,
and pierced by our sins,
yet loving us still,
accept the consecration we make to You
of all that we are and all that we have.

June 7, 2018

Today, again, I am in Your presence,
Your real presence, Your saving presence.
I adore You.
I am allowed by You to be before You here.

June 6, 2018

To you, Creator of nature and humanity,
of truth and beauty, I pray:
Hear my voice,
for it is the voice
of the victims of all wars and violence
among individuals and nations.
Hear my voice,
for it is the voice
of all children who suffer and who will suffer
when people put their faith in weapons and war.
Hear my voice

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