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November 20, 2017
St. Columbans G.H.Q. was flooded

In 1932, the Yangste and Han rivers overflowed and flooded vast areas in China. The members of the Missionary Society of St. Columban in Hanyang, China, together with the others, tried to come to the aid of the thousands of people in Hanyang affected by the Great Flood.

November 20, 2017

O Lord, sometimes, my pride gets in the way,
Nevertheless, You will not stop trying to teach me humility.
I do not always practice rigorous honesty in my life,
Still, You continue to show me the value of honesty.
I may be experiencing spiritual dryness,
Yet, when I make an effort to talk to You,
You hear my every request, praise and thanksgiving.
Although I sin,
You keep the door of reconciliation open for me.

November 19, 2017

Sometimes, I feel distance from You, oh Lord,
But, You are always right here for me.
I may feel far from trusting You,
Yet, You are trustworthy.
I may fall short of having faith in You, Lord,
However, You are ever faithful towards me.
Bring me closer to your unconditional love and
guide me on the path to righteousness.

November 18, 2017

Most holy and afflicted Virgin,
Queen of Martyrs, 
you stood beneath the cross, 
witnessing the agony of your dying Son. 
Look with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, 
who kneel before you. 
I venerate your sorrows 
and I place my requests 
with filial confidence 
in the sanctuary of your wounded heart. 

November 17, 2017
St. Columban stamp in Ireland

 

On November 23, in the year 615, in the town of Bobbio in northern Italy, Saint Columban (also known as Columbanus), passed into eternal life.

The Irish-born Saint Columban, who was a prominent missionary leader in the early Middle Ages, gave his name to the missionary society founded by Bishop Edward J. Galvin and Father John Blowick.

November 17, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society,
our family life, our souls
and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.
Enlighten with the splendor of faith
and the charity of your tender heart
the souls of those who work 
for the good of the people, for your poor.
Impart in them your own spirit,
a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness,
preserving the flame of enthusiasm 
ever alight in their hearts.
May that day come very soon,
when we shall see you 
restored to the center of civic life,

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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