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October 4, 2017

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

October 4, 2017

The generosity of God's love and that of the Columban Fathers who have gone before us starting with Galvin, Blowick and companions up to those who are still with us at present is what inspired me in my call to mission.

October 3, 2017

By the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Peace, set up Your kingdom in our country. 
Enter closely into the midst of our families 
and make them Your own 
through the solemn enthronement of Your Sacred Heart 
so that no one cry may respond from home to home. 
May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, 
blessed and glorified forever! 

October 2, 2017

Jesus, Lover of chastity, 
Mary, Mother most pure, 
and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, 
to you I come at this hour, 
begging you to plead with God for me. 
I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, 
word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.

October 2, 2017

When I lived in Pakistan I was part of the 1.6 percent who are Christians in this predominantly Muslim country which has an estimated 203 million people. In Pakistan many Muslims have hardly ever met a Christian and certainly do not know anything about the Christian faith. Nor are most of them even interested, because it is not a major concern for them.

October 1, 2017

My Jesus, 
by the sorrows You suffered in Your agony in the Garden, 
in Your scourging and crowning with thorns, 
on the way to Calvary, 
in Your crucifixion and death, 
have mercy on the souls in purgatory, 
and especially on those that are most forsaken; 
Deliver them from the terrible torments they endure; 

October 1, 2017
Maria Lyn Almiranez (front row, right) with her Clinical Pastoral Education graduation class in December 2015.

I have many aspirations in life. Some of them I have already achieved. I am happy every time I achieve a goal. But every time I achieved something, I felt there was still something missing. I was searching until I became a Columban lay missionary. Here, I recognized what I was missing – a sense of belonging.

October 1, 2017

Every new beginning entails a risk and the possibility of change. Not all of us welcome risk or change; we may be fearful or lazy, reluctant to leave our comfort zone. But, we are invited to open ourselves to the gifts and graces – and they are without number – that each day holds for us. Our hope is not in ourselves, much less in the structures of society.

September 30, 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.

September 29, 2017

Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting, 
that You are my helper.
Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting, 
that I don’t have to fear anything.
Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting, 
that Your love is greater 
than any love I’ve ever known.
Greater than my mother’s love. 
Greater than my Father’s love.
Greater than my sister’s love. 


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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