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April 27, 2017

For You have mercy upon all, O Lord, 
and hate nothing that You have made. 
Remember how frail our nature is, 
and that You are our Father and our God. 
Do not be angry with us forever, 
and do not shut Your tender mercies in displeasure. 
For it is not for our just works 
that we present our prayers before Your face, 

April 26, 2017

Remember, O Good Saint Anne,
whose name means grace and mercy,
that never was it know
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
and sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

April 25, 2017

Merciful God, 
we thank you for food and drink 
transformed into energy and life 
and for sorrow changed into joy.
Through your Holy Spirit 
shine into our hearts 
so that what is hopeless within us 
may be startled with promise 
and what is dead within us 
may be resurrected through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

April 25, 2017

The U.S. headquarters for the Missionary Society of St. Columban is located in St. Columbans, Neb., which is south of Omaha in Bellevue, Neb. The St. Columbans, Nebraska, designation refers to our U.S. post office that is located at the Society's headquarters. It is not an incorporated city in the state of Nebraska.

April 24, 2017

O God, 
the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, 
in Your mercy look down upon Your servant, Pope Francis,
whom You have hast appointed to preside over Your Church, 
and grant we beseech You 
that both by word and example 
he may edify those who are under his charge; 
so that, with the flock entrusted to him, 

April 23, 2017

May Christ Who was crucified for your sake
free you from excruciating pain.
May Christ Who died for you
free you from the death that never ends.
May Christ the Son of the living God,
set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise,
and may He, the true Shepherd
recognize you as one of His own.
May you see your Redeemer face to face

April 22, 2017

O God, enlarge within us the sense of
fellowship with all living things,
our brothers the animals to whom You
gave the earth as their home in
common with us.

April 21, 2017

O Blessed Joseph, happy man, 
to whom it was given 
not only to see and to hear that God 
Whom many kings longed to see, 
and saw not, to hear, and heard not; 
but also to carry Him in your arms, 
to embrace Him, 
to clothe Him, 
and guard and defend Him. 
Pray for us, O Blessed Joseph.
That we may be made worthy

April 21, 2017

In the mid-1970s, the Columban Fathers were looking to expand their presence in Latin America, and had received invitations from Catholic dioceses in Bolivia and Panama. The 1982 Columban General Assembly decided to research Brazil, the largest Latin American nation. Several Columban research teams had investigated the possibility of a Columban mission in Brazil, and recommended the Dioceses of Barreiras and Salvador in the country. 

April 20, 2017

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
may we never be hasty in judgment,
and always be generous.

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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