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May 31, 2018

My soul magnifies the Lord
And My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid:
for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

May 30, 2018

O Mary, your name has been on my lips
and in my heart from my early infancy.
When I was a child
I learned to love you as a Mother,
turn to you in danger,
and trust your intercession.
You see in my heart the desire to know the truth,
to practice virtue,
to be prudent and just,
strong and patient,
a brother to all.

May 29, 2018

Lord Jesus, who in the Eucharist make your dwelling among us
and become our travelling companion,
sustain Our Christian communities
so that they may be ever more open to listening
and accepting your Word.
May they draw from the Eucharist
a renewed commitment to spreading in society,
by the proclamation of your Gospel,

May 28, 2018
Beauty teaching chess her way

When I was growing up, I really didn't like reciting the Holy Rosary. I remember the elders in our barangay (a small village in the Philippines) would visit our house every year in May when it was our family's turn to welcome the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our home to commemorate the Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May celebration).

May 28, 2018

Immaculate Mary, Humble Virgin,
Mother of our Church,
and protectress of our nation,
we ask you to go before the Throne of the Holy Trinity
and intercede for the United States
at this critical juncture in our history.
Gently place your mantle upon our land,
upon our people,
upon our allies,
upon our fighting men and women,

May 27, 2018

Holy Spirit, we are a sinful nation,
and we beg you to send us Your authentic spirit of repentance.
We are also a nation capable of great charity and justice,
so look not on our sins,
Heavenly Spirit of Mercy,
but upon our sorrow and resolve to turn from evil,
to fight evil, and procure victory over evil.

May 26, 2018

Lord Jesus, in your Eucharist
make Christian spouses the "signs" of
your nuptial love among us: make
families communities of people who,
living in dialogue with God and each other,
do not fear life and become responsible
or sowing the seeds of priestly, religious
and missionary vocations.

May 25, 2018

Lord Jesus, from your alter
illuminate our communities with light and grace,
so that it may reject the seduction of a materialistic conception of life,
and defeat the selfishness that threatens it,
the injustices that upset it,
and the divisions with which it is afflicted.

May 24, 2018

Lord God, for a long time,
I disregarded brothers and sisters;

Neither did I show respect
for the earth and all of Your Creation.

These days, by Your abundant grace and blessings;
I have time and attention for the sisters and brothers
who live in poverty.

May 23, 2018

Why visit the prisoners? It seems that it would be a fearful activity to engage in. Columban Sister Joan Sawyer bravely looked that fear in the face and visited prisoners. Eventually, she lost her life in an uprising in a Peruvian prison. May her courageous life inspire many others to follow her example.


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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