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July 9, 2017

Inspire us, O God, with a love of all men, 
and especially for those who suffer and are persecuted; 
teach us to go in Your name, 
to bring love where there is hate, 
light of Christian principles where there is darkness of error; 
help us for Your honor and Glory to renew the face of the earth. 

July 8, 2017

Today, may I love my enemies, 
and treat others as I would ask to be treated; 
may I forgive 70 times seven and show mercy.
May I welcome the prodigal, 
have compassion for the Samaritan; 
be a peace-maker 
and love my neighbor unconditionally. 

July 7, 2017

O Lord, by this most holy mystery of Your Body and Blood, 
whereby we are daily fed, and cleansed, 
and sanctified in Your Church, 
grant me Your holy virtues, 
that I may draw nearer to Your holy Altar.
May these heavenly mysteries become my salvation and life; 
for You have said with Your holy and blessed lips: 

July 7, 2017

Bring Us Life

God our Father, 
may we always profit by the prayers 
of the Virgin Mother Mary, 
for You bring us life and salvation 
through Jesus Christ her Son 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 


July 6, 2017
Fr. Kurt eating lunch with Uncle Bale

"Abba, call me that," my host father responded when I asked him how I should call him. Abba is the Hindi (Indian) word for father. Sam Daniel would be my third host-father in Fiji. He is Anglican and lives with his wife near their church. They have a son, Roneel, who is now an Anglican priest himself. Abba works as the school manager of the Anglican church-run schools in Labasa.

July 6, 2017

Living Temple

Father, may I always remember
that all the parts of my body are good because you made them,
that my body does not belong to me but to you,
who bought it at my Baptism
at the price of Christ's Cross
and that my body is the living temple of the Holy Spirit.
Give me self-control over my passions, appetites and imaginations;

July 5, 2017

God Be Praised

May the most holy,
most sacred,
most adorable,
most mysterious and unutterable name of God
be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified
in heaven on earth and under the earth,
by all the creatures of God, 
and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ 
in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar.

July 4, 2017

Independence Day Prayer

Lord, we stand today as our forefathers have stood before You in times gone by,
Celebrating our history and reveling in all the great things that our country has achieved.
On this day we rejoice in the favor You have graciously given us.
We thank You for the blessings of liberty, for this generation and for the generations to come.

July 3, 2017
Columban Lay Missionary Jenanydel Nola

For more than a year I spent most of my time visiting the elderly. I would say that meeting the different types of elderly is interesting and enjoyable, but needs a lot of energy, and a peaceful mind and heart to be able to listen to them.

Due to their age and physical condition many can no longer walk far. Most of them just stay in their houses and spend time watching television. There was a time I caught an elderly person drinking makgeolli (rice wine) just to ease her loneliness. Some of them spend time sitting near the window waiting for the daylight to fade.


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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