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August 18, 2017
50th anniversary of Peru and Fiji missions

 

As the 21st century began, the Columbans were approaching the 50th anniversary of their presence in the countries of Fiji and Peru.

August 18, 2017

Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Mother of the Americas,
we pray to you for all the Bishops, 
that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, 
of love and humble service of God and souls. 
Contemplate this immense harvest, 
and intercede with the Lord 
that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, 

August 17, 2017

O Almighty God,
you gave us the commandment 
to honor our father and mother.
In your loving kindness 
hear my prayer for my parents.
Give them long lives 
and keep them well in body and spirit.
Bless their labors;
keep them always in your care.
Bless them generously for their loving care for me.
Grant that, through your grace,

August 16, 2017

O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church, 
who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity 
to all those who ask for your protection, 
hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, 
and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.

August 15, 2017

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

August 14, 2017

O immaculate virgin,
Mother of God,
full of grace,
the One whom you brought forth, Emmanuel, 
is the fruit of your womb. 
In your Motherhood 
you have nurtured all human beings. 
You surpass all praise and all glory.
I salute you, Mother of God, 
joy of the Angels, 
because you surpass in fullness 

August 14, 2017

I clearly remember the first time I visited Julie Santiago. To reach her house, I had to pass by several narrow lanes in the area where I lived. It was daytime, but it was quite dark inside her house because they didn't have lights. There was a small table at the corner with plates and kitchenware on it. In the dark room, Julie smiled brightly because she had me as her visitor from Korea.

August 13, 2017

O holy Mary,
my Mistress into your blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of your tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,

August 12, 2017

Help us, loving Mother, 
to be truly devoted to the duties of our life; 
help us make our homes true centers 
of spiritual life and active charity, 
schools where consciences will be rightly formed, 
gardens where every virtue will flourish. 
Give us your help that in social and political life 
we may be patterns of deep faith, 

August 11, 2017

Our eyes are fixed on you in admiration, immaculate Virgin; 
you who are loved by the Heavenly Father above all others! 
O Virgin Spouse of the Holy Spirit! 
Tender Mother of Jesus! 
Obtain for us from your Divine Son 
the grace to reflect your sublime virtues in our conduct. 

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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
email: mission@columban.org