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July 24, 2018

O most blessed Virgin Mary,
mother most loving and most merciful,
I, a miserable and unworthy sinner come before You,
with the heartfelt prayer,
that of Your loving kindness
you would concede to graciously to be near me
and all who throughout the whole Church
are to receive the body and blood of Your Son this day,

July 23, 2018

O Mary, crowned with stars,
who has the moon for your footstool
and who sits enthroned above all the choirs of Angels,
turn your eyes toward this vale of tears,
and hear the voice of one
who puts all his hope and trust in you.

July 23, 2018
Fr. Neil Magill in an IDP camp

If you are from a very poor family living in a remote village with no electricity, no running water and poor transportation, you might feel depressed and feel the world is unfair. You would be right to think this way.

July 22, 2018

Blood of my Crucified Savior,
detach me from the world,
and the spirit of the world.
Make me humble in life and sacrifice,
after the example of St. Catherine of Sienna,
who loved You so much.

July 21, 2018

O Lord, my God,
from this day I accept
from Your hand willingly
and with submission,
the kind of life that it may please You to send me,
with all its sorrows, pains, and anguish.
Into Your hands, O Lord,
I commend my spirit.

July 20, 2018

Give me strength, O my God,
to absolve my offences,
to overcome temptations,
to subdue my passions,
and to acquire the virtues proper in my life.

Fill my heart with tender affection for Your goodness,
hatred for my faults,
love for my neighbor,
and contempt of the world.

July 19, 2018

O God, how precious I am to You.
Since the beginning of time,
You were there for me.

You were there when I was happy;
You were there when I was sad.
You never left me.

Once when I felt so alone,
so broken and in grief,
I thought You had left me.

July 18, 2018

O Mary, dear Mother, enlighten our minds, and warm our hearts; 
let that pure love which streams forth from your eyes, 
spread itself abroad and bring forth those wondrous fruits
which Your Son purchased for us by the shedding of His Blood, 
the while You suffered they most bitter torments at the foot of His Cross.

July 17, 2018

Heavenly Wine,
giver of purity and strength,
pour down upon my soul.
Make of my heart a living chalice
from which grace shall constantly flow
on those that love You,
and especially on poor sinners that offend You.
Teach me to honor You
and to make You honored by others.
Give me power to draw to You cold and hardened hearts,

July 16, 2018

You who, with special mercy,
look upon those clothed in Your beloved Habit,
cast a glance of pity upon me.
Fortify my weakness with Your strength;
enlighten the darkness of my mind with Your wisdom;
increase my faith,
hope and charity.
Assist me during life,
console me by Your presence at my death,


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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