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February 1, 2018
Students and staff at St. Columbans, NE

"You are mad to try to organize a foreign missionary society while Ireland is in the throes of a World War," was the warning which met Fr. Edward Galvin, just returned to Ireland after four years work in China. He and Fr.

February 1, 2018
White Dove

I Columban
Born and bred
Among the soft roll of hills
in the pasture land of Leinster.
Playing, working, praying in praise
walking the fi elds of Creation.
Saturated in beauty of mount and vale
hearkening to animal call and birdsong
learning the human endeavor
of ploughing the furrow and seeding
attuned to the call of the Cosmos.

January 31, 2018

O Lord Jesus, I adore you,
Son of Mary, my Savior and my Brother,
for You are God.
I follow You in my thoughts,
O first-fruits of our race,
as I hope one day by Your grace
to follow You in my person into heavenly glory.
Until then, do not let me neglect
the earthly task which You have given me.
Let me labour diligently all my life

January 30, 2018

O Triune Divinity,
I will believe whatever You want me to believe,
go wherever you want me to go,
do whatever you want me to do,
all for the love of You
so that I might always listen to the Father,
love with the Son
and live in the Sanctifier.


January 29, 2018

My Lord Jesus Christ,
who for the love you bear us,
remain night and day in this Sacrament,
full of compassion and of love,
awaiting, calling and welcoming
all who come to visit you.
I believe that you are present
in the Sacrament of the Altar.
I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness
and I thank you for all the graces

January 28, 2018

My dear Savior,
I unite all my affections with the affections
of your most loving Heart,
and I offer them with you to your Eternal Father
and beg him for your sake
and for love of you,
graciously to accept and grant them.

January 27, 2018

My Jesus, I love you with my heart.
I grieve for having until now so many times
offended your infinite goodness.
I purpose by your grace never more to offend you
for the time to come; and now, miserable and unworthy though I am,
I consecrate myself to you without reserve,
I give you and renounce my entire will.

January 26, 2018

Thanks be rendered to the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit
for all the graces with which
I have been laden in the past.

Thanks be rendered to the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit
for the graces with which I am laden now.

January 25, 2018

As the dawn breaks, Lord,
have mercy on me.
Strip away the sins that weaken me.
Mend my faults.
Cleanse my imperfection.

When the Holy Spirit speaks,
help me to grasp the meaning of the words,
and treasure them!

January 24, 2018

Breath in me, Spirit of God,
that I may think what is holy;
drive me, Spirit of God,
that I may do what is holy;
draw me Spirit of God, 
that I may love what is holy;
strengthen me, Spirit of God,
that I may preserve what is holy;
guard me, Spirit of God,
that I may never lose what is holy.


About us

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.

Quick Contact

Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984