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May 13, 2017

Immaculate Mother of God, 
Queen of the Apostles, 
we know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession. 

May 12, 2017

Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore Thee profoundly. 
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul 
and Divinity of Jesus Christ, 
present in all the tabernacles of the world, 
in reparation for the outrages, 
sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. 

May 12, 2017
Columban Fr. Edward T. Kelly

 

Since his ordination in 1959 at Dalgan Park, Columban Father Edward T. “Ned” Kelly had been steeped in the customs, language and history of China.

May 11, 2017

O Mary, our Mother,
be mindful of us as you stand near Him who granted you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Help us for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason, 
you are called full of grace. 
Remember us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 

May 10, 2017

We thank You, O heavenly Father, 
for the guidance given to our Founding Fathers 
in recognizing that "all men" of all nations
"are endowed by their Creator with unalienable right," 
and in realizing at the very birth of our nation 
that the chief purpose of government 
is to safeguard these Divine rights for even the least of us. 

May 10, 2017

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War with all of it inhumanity. However, in spite of this Declaration, a lack of respect for the rights of all people as human beings is evident in so many places around the world.

May 9, 2017
Andrew (left) at a Ba market with yaqona root seller

The following is an account of a visit by Columban Fr. Seung Won Joseph and some Korean youth – including Columban candidates and seminarians – to a number of Columban parishes in Fiji during July 2016.

May 9, 2017

I once knew a priest who was the life of the party but prone to take over any party he attended. Most people enjoyed his company, but he was also said by many to "have a great welcome for himself."

May 9, 2017

O Virgin, fair as the moon,
delight of the angels and saints in heaven,
grant that we may become like you
and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty,
which does not decline with the years
but shines forth into eternity.
O Mary, sun of heaven,
restore life where there is death
and enlighten spirits where there is darkness.

May 9, 2017
Fr. Colin McLean

The Ocean's (Atlantic) Influence Island life is shaped by the ocean. The weather determines whether you can cross to the island from the mainland, a jetty at São Tomé de Paripe, and the tides determine when people can cross from the community of Praia Grande to the community of Santana, and from Santana to the community of Nossa Senhora das Neves.

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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