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September 29, 2017
General Council Moves to Hong Kong


In the late-20th century, decades after their expulsion from China, the Columbans had been moving toward re-establishing their presence in the nation for which they had received their original mission.

September 28, 2017

Remember, most loving Virgin Mary,
never was it heard
that anyone who turned to you for help
was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,
though hardened by my sins,
I run to your protection 
for you are my mother.

Mother of the Word of God,
do not despise my prayer of pleading
but be merciful and hear my prayer.


September 27, 2017

Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting,
that You are powerful enough to single-handed 
handle all of my problems, no matter, 
how large, how small, how complex or how simple.
Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting, 
that You are stronger in every way 
than my strongest enemies.
Remind me, Lord. I keep forgetting, 

September 26, 2017

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known that anyone 
who implored your help and sought your intercession 
were left unassisted. 
Full of confidence in your power 
I fly to you and beg your protection. 
Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, 
but in your bounty, 
hear and answer me. 

September 25, 2017

Most sweet Jesus, 
humbly kneeling at Your feet, 
we renew the consecration of our family to Your Divine Heart. 
Be our King forever. 
In You we have full and entire confidence. 
May Your spirit penetrate our thoughts, 
our desires, our words and our works. 
Bless our undertakings, 
share in our joys, 
in our trials and in our labors. 

September 25, 2017

In 2005 I went to work in the Yakatamachi parish where a group of Brothers and priests, inspired by Charles de Foucald, lived simply and worked among the homeless. They went to the public parks and other places where the homeless lived, looked after them and put pressure on the local government to play their part.

September 24, 2017

Heavenly Father, 
in your wisdom you have called 
certain women and men
to a life of special consecration 
so that in prayerful observance 
of a lifestyle of poverty, 
chaste celibacy and obedience,
they might be witnesses to us 
that as St. Paul says, 
"our true citizenship is in heaven." 
Give them, Lord, 

September 23, 2017

Most merciful Jesus, 
from now on I want whatever You want. 
I have made up my mind to avoid all sin 
and to follow You with bravery and courage. 
I will try above all to correct myself and do better. 
O my Redeemer, 
strengthen my resolution by the merits 
of the Blood You shed for me on Calvary. 
I really want to make up for the past. 

September 23, 2017
Hardayal Singh at an Interfaith gathering in Fiji


Ever since the Columban Fathers began their mission in China, they have had to deal with and work with members of non-Christian faiths.

September 22, 2017

Eternal Father,
I offer You the Sacred heart of Jesus,
with all Its love,
all Its sufferings and all Its merits;
To expiate all the sins I have committed this day,
and during all my life.

To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day,
and during all my life.


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.

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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