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February 19, 2018

Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beg You that we may always prove ourselves
a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will.

Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion,
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.

February 18, 2018

We pray to You,
O almighty and eternal God!
Who through Jesus Christ
has revealed Your glory to all nations,
to preserve the works of Your mercy,
that Your Church,
being spread through the whole world,
may continue with unchanging faith
in the confession of your name.


February 17, 2018
Mercy and justice

On this 100-year anniversary of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, we lift up the Gospel values of mercy and justice at the heart of Columban mission.

February 17, 2018

We adore you, O Christ,
and we bless you;
because by your Cross
you have redeemed the world.

Heart of Jesus,
I place all my trust in you.

Sweet Heart of Mary,
be my salvation!

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
I give you my heart and my soul.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
assist me in my last agony.

February 16, 2018
Lay Missionaries

Movements and changes continue in the Philippines, at this time of celebration of 100 years of the Society of St. Columban. By God's grace we continue our mission of spreading God's love, especially with those on the margins.

February 16, 2018

Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God,
Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand,
comfort them and their families.

Send angels of protection, love, and comfort
to all the service men and women still at war,
bring them home safely and comfort their families.
We ask all our prayers in Jesus' name.


February 15, 2018

Let not your hearts be troubled.
You who believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house there are many mansions.
Were it not so, I would have told you,
because I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I am coming again,
and I will take you to myself,
that where I am, there you also may be.

February 14, 2018
Two Sisters helping a mother with her baby in China

Our story of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban traditionally begins with the words, "It was because two people shared a vision and answered a similar call that the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban came to be." Those two people were Fr. John Blowick and Frances Moloney. The latter was one of the many women who found their hearts stirred by the appeal Fr.

February 14, 2018
Columban lay missionaries at the IDP camp in Myanmar

Anniversaries frequently have symbols associated with them like silver for 25 and gold for 50. Mindful that this year Columban missionaries celebrate 100 years of witnessing God's love through our relationships with people, especially those who are vulnerable and with the wounded Earth, I was curious what might represent an anniversary of 100 years.

February 14, 2018

God of the desert,
as we follow Jesus into the unknown,
may we recognize the tempter when he comes;
let it be Your bread we eat,
Your world we serve
and You alone we worship.


About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

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