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May 28, 2019

Blessed be the mind, the heart, the hand,
That drew this icon fair,
Of beauty unsurpassable, yet sweet,
God's Mother, rapt in prayer.
All pure her face, her hands, her heart unseen,
Chaste, white rapture, as morning glow:
She ponders deep. Her sorrow shows,
She bears the weight of souls on earth below!

May 27, 2019

God of power and mercy,
You destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called Your sons
and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.

May 27, 2019

On February 20, 2016, the strongest tropical storm to hit the South Pacific region converged on the nation of Fiji. With winds reaching 185 mph, tropical cyclone Winston was recorded as a category 5 storm. The destructive winds, storm surges, and heavy rain had a devastating effect throughout the small island nation.

May 26, 2019

O God, Who by the preaching and miracles of blessed Augustine,
Your Confessor and Bishop,
who shed upon the people the light of the true faith;
grant that, through his intercession,
the hearts of those that have gone astray
may return to the unity of Your truth,
and that we may be of one mind in doing Your will.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,

May 25, 2019

O invincible defender of Holy Church's freedom,
Saint Gregory, by the firmness you showed
in maintaining the Church's rights against all her enemies,
stretch forth from Heaven your mighty arm,
to comfort her and defend her in the fearful battle
she wages with the powers of darkness.
Give strength to the venerable Pontiff

May 24, 2019

Heavenly father, we put ourselves into your hands,
and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.

May 23, 2019

O glorious and blessed Virgin!
Comfort the heart of your servant.
And persuaded by my Divine Savior
I honor you as His beloved Mother,
to whom He refuses nothing,
because you ask nothing contrary to His honor,
so let me speedily experience
your powerful intercession,
according to the tenderness of your motherly affection,
and His loving heart,

May 22, 2019

Dear St. Rita,
during your entire life on earth
you found your happiness by following the will of our heavenly Father.
Help me to be as trusting of God in all His designs for me.
Help me this day to give myself to Him as you did,
without limit, without fear, without counting the cost.
Help me to be generous in serving the needs of others,

May 22, 2019

As we Columbans enter into our second century of mission to the world, I would not have imagined myself returning to the United States to do home mission.

May 21, 2019

O blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother,
look down in mercy upon your loving children
who greatly hope and trust in thee.
Through you Jesus our Savior and our hope was given to the world;
and He has given You to us that we might hope still more.
Plead for us Your children, O sorrowful Mother.


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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