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April 16, 2017

Heavenly Father and God of mercy, 
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, 
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. 
From the waters of death 
you raise us with him 
and renew your gift of life within us. 
Increase in our minds and hearts 
the risen life we share with Christ, 
and help us to grow as your people 

April 15, 2017

Jesus, in Your cruel scourging 
in which You shed Your Blood 
most painfully and abundantly, 
offering it to Your Eternal Father 
in payment for our impatience and our wantonness, 
how is it, then, 
that we do not curb our wrath and self-love? 
Oh! let us try to be more patient in our trials, 
to cultivate self-control, 

April 14, 2017

O Jesus, Who by reason of Your burning love for us 
has willed to be crucified 
and to shed Your Most Precious Blood 
for the redemption and salvation of our souls, 
look down upon us here gathered together 
in remembrance of Your most sorrowful Passion and Death, 
fully trusting in Your mercy; 
cleanse us from sin by Your grace, 

April 13, 2017

Eternal Father, 
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people 
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes. 
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son, 
for this is the Face of Him 
in Whom You are well pleased. 
We now offer You this Holy Face, 
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises 

April 12, 2017

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you are the mother
and queen of every Christian family.
When you conceived and gave birth to Jesus,
human motherhood reached its greatest achievement.
From the time of the Annunciation
you were the living chalice of the Son of God made man.
You are the queen of the home.

April 11, 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.

April 9, 2017

Almighty and ever-living God,
I approach the sacrament
of Your only-begotten Son
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
I come sick to the doctor of life,
unclean to the fountain of mercy,
blind to the radiance of eternal light,
and poor and needy to the Lord
of heaven and earth. 

April 8, 2017

I Beseech You, 
most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, 
that Your Passion may be to me power 
by which I may be strengthened, 
protected and defended. 

May Your wounds be to me food 
and drink by which I may be nourished, 
inebriated, and delighted. 

May the sprinkling of Your Blood be to me 
an absolution for all my sins. 

April 7, 2017

Lord, unite me more closely to You, 
the one true God 
and lead me safely through death 
to everlasting happiness with You. 

April 7, 2017
Sr. Joan Sawyer

 

Through the decades, more than 20 Columban Fathers have been martyred while on mission. However, not until 1983 did martyrdom touch the Columban Sisters, after police accidentally gunned down Columban Sister Joan Sawyer in Lima, Peru. 

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