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May 23, 2017

Lord, our God,
help us to walk with you
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out your mission
in today's world.

Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.

Open our hearts 
and our Christian communities
to the needy, 
the afflicted,
the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.

This prayer we make to you
who are living God now and forever.

May 22, 2017

Most merciful Father, 
we commend our departed into Your hands. 
We are filled with the sure hope 
that our departed will rise again on the Last Day 
with all who have died in Christ. 
We thank You for all the good things
You have given during our departed's earthly life.

May 21, 2017

O Holy Virgin,
in the midst of all your glory,
we ask you not to forget 
the sorrows of this world.
Cast a look of pity upon all 
who struggle against life's difficulties,
and who cease not to feel all its bitterness.
Have pity on all who have been 
separated from those they love.
Have pity on the lonely and friendless.
Pardon the weakness of our faith.
have pity on those whom we love.
O Holy Mother,
show a mother's compassion toward the sorrowful
and those who tremble under life's afflictions.

May 20, 2017

Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, 
so you watch over your Church. 
Bless our families,
that they may be strengthened as Christian households. 
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. 
Grant that we, Your sons and daughters, 
may honor You always
with a spirit of profound respect. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May 19, 2017
Columban Fr. Sean J. Connaughton

 

The Columban Fathers have a long tradition of starting charitable, practical economic projects in their various mission countries. Columban Father Sean J. Connaughton had served for years in the poverty-stricken Philippines, when in 1989 he set up a chapter of the Grameen Bank in Manila.

May 19, 2017

I adore You, O my God, 
and I love You with all my heart. 
I give thanks that You have created me, 
made me a Christian, 
and preserved me this night. 
I offer You the actions of this day; 
grant that all of them may be according to Your holy Will, 
and for Your greater glory. 
Save me from sin and from all evil. 
Let Your grace be always with me.

Amen.

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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
email: mission@columban.org