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July 16, 2019

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel,
Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me this my necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help me and show me
you are my Mother.

July 15, 2019

I arrived in Pakistan in 1994 after joining the Columban lay missionary orientation program which included a focused study on Islam and the Pakistani culture. After four months of language study and immersion into the culture, I was excited to enter more deeply into my new world.

July 15, 2019

Have mercy on me, O Lady,
for my enemies have trodden upon me every day:
all their thoughts are turned to evil against me.
Stir up fury, and be mindful of war:
and pour out your anger upon them.
Renew wonders and change marvelous things:
let us feel the help of your arm.
Distill upon us the drops of your sweetness:

July 14, 2019

Immaculate Heart of Mary
help us to conquer the menace of evil
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.

July 13, 2019

O Mary, Most Holy and Immaculate Mother of God,
of Jesus, our Victim-High Priest,
True Prophet, and Sovereign King,
I come to you as the Intercessor of All Grace,
for that is truly what you are.
O Fountain of all Grace!
O Fairest of Roses!
Most Pure Spring!
Receive me, Most Holy Mother!
Present me and my every need to the Most Holy Trinity!

July 12, 2019

Father, by the power of the Spirit,
strengthen the Church's commitment
to the new evangelization
and guide our steps
along the pathways of the world,
to proclaim Christ by our lives,
and to direct our earthly pilgrimage
towards the City of heavenly light.
May Christ's followers show forth their love
for the poor and the oppressed;

July 11, 2019

Gracious and Holy Father,
give us the wisdom to discover You,
the intelligence to understand You,
the diligence to seek after You,
the patience to wait for You,
eyes to behold You,
a heart to meditate upon You,
and a life to proclaim You,
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord.

July 10, 2019

Grant, O Jesus, that I may remember Your life and example,
by loving my enemies, bearing with injuries,
doing good to them that persecute me,
and praying for them that slander me.

Assist me to overcome anger by meekness,
tepidity by devotion, selfishness by caring,
and boastfulness by humility.

Through Christ Our Lord.


July 9, 2019

Father of light and wisdom,
we praise You for Your gifts:
for giving us the power to see,
and the ability to write and read
and to use the arts of printing.

Help us to use these crafts and skills
for Your greater honor and glory,
and for the salvation of all Your people.

July 8, 2019
Columban Lay Missionary Irma Cantago

I am Irma Lara Cantago, a Columban lay missionary for many years. A high school teacher by profession, I was teaching for 15 years and at the same time involved in the parish, helping the catechist and lay leadership formation. I had the passion to serve and be with the people. That experience deepened my faith and made me reflect to leave the school someday and be a parish worker.


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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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St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984