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August 10, 2017

O Mary, full of grace and blessed among women, 
stretch out the hand of your motherly protection
upon us who gather round 
your queenly throne as your handmaidens, 
obedient to your command 
and resolved with your help 
to bring to realization in ourselves and our sisters 
the ideals of truth and Christian perfection. 

August 9, 2017

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, 
You have allowed me to reach this hour. 
Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, 
deed or thought. 
Purify me, O Lord, 
from every spiritual and physical stain. 
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You 
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, 

August 8, 2017

O Divine Spirit,
Who have so often enlightened my soul
with the light of Your beams,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who have sent me
so many holy inspirations and good desires,
I thank You with all my heart.

August 7, 2017
Communication and Catechism Class

Thanks to your generous support, the children of St. James Parish in Yanaoca, Cusco, Peru have a remodeled space and new programs.

August 7, 2017

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
so that with Mary and with you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Amen.

August 7, 2017
Celebrating Mass

As part of my process of priestly formation, in 2015 I was assigned to Taiwan to perform my First Missionary Assignment (FMA). In Taiwan, after ten months of studying Chinese Mandarin (Taiwan's official language), I was assigned to the Holy Martyrs Sanctuary parish in Banqiao, near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The priest in charge of the parish was Fr.

August 6, 2017

O dear Jesus,
I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith.
I beg You, dear Jesus, 
to protect and bless all of us, 
living and dead.

August 5, 2017

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness 
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love 
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,

August 4, 2017

O Jesus Christ, 
I acknowledge You as King. 
All that has been made, 
has been created for You. 
Exercise all Your rights over me. 
I renew my baptismal vows, 
renouncing Satan and his works; 
and I promise to live as a good Christian. 
I pledge myself to work, to the best of my ability, 

August 4, 2017
Baptism at a mission center

 

As a new millennium dawned, the Columbans looked back on their achievements in the 20th century, while similarly casting an eye to the future of the Society.

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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