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August 6, 2019

At the transfiguration, Father, You showed
Jesus in glory, a glimpse of what His disciples
would see in His risen life.

Bless us in our humanity,
with an awareness of Your presence,
leading us to share in Your divine life
even in our daily struggle.

August 6, 2019

Being a stranger in a foreign land wasn’t always easy, in terms of learning and adopting not only the language and local dialect but also the culture. I was thinking about that even before I landed in Fiji.I came to Fiji to serve as a missionary, not knowing about the local lifestyle and not knowing what to expect.

August 5, 2019

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of all,
to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart
and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth,
we consecrate ourselves and our families
to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart,
O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
and we recommend to you,
all the people of our country
and all the world.

August 4, 2019

O Mary, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners,
we beseech You ,
be pleased to look with pitiful eyes
upon poor heretics and schismatics.
You who are the Seat of Wisdom,
enlighten the minds that are miserably enfolded
in the darkness of ignorance and sin,
that they may clearly know
that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church

August 3, 2019

Daughter of Israel,
Glory of all people.
Immaculate Maiden,
Joy of God.
Jesus has given you for our Mother.
You are our Queen,
pure and sinless.
We entrust ourselves to you.
Immaculate Mary.
Faithful one.

August 2, 2019

Gracious God of our ancestors,
You led Peter Julian Eymard,
like Jacob in times past,
on a journey of faith.
Under the guidance of Your gentle Spirit,
Peter Julian discovered the gift of love in the Eucharist
which Your Son Jesus offered for the hungers of humanity.

August 1, 2019
Superior General Fr. Tim Mulroy, "political unrest has not interfered with our day-to-day lives or ministries"

Greetings from Hong Kong where we are moving slowly through the monsoon season.

Thanks to extensive media coverage across the world, many of you have become aware of the political unrest that has been happening here during these past two months, and which looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

August 1, 2019

The presence of immigrant spouses in Korea, together with the even larger population of immigrant laborers, has challenged the long-held homogeneous Korean society. With the recent rise in multi-cultural families, the government’s assistance program has helped foster acceptance of diversity and integrate multi-cultural families into the mainstream society.

August 1, 2019

We entered the so-called Bahay Pagasa, “House of Hope.” It turned out to be a children’s jail. We brought snacks and drinks to share with the young people in the cells. About twenty-five girls were crowded into one room. No air conditioning here, no fans either, so we brought some, but the rancid body smells pervaded the cells in the hot tropical heat.

August 1, 2019

I have been studying the Fijian language for almost 3 months now. It is great to have a chance now to learn the Fijian language and culture. It has been decided that I should spend Holy Week helping Fr. Seamus McMahon at Naililili.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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