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October 18, 2017

After every atrocity in the global city there are days of discussion and debate as to why such acts are happening. Blame is thrown around at the individuals who perpetrated the atrocity and the organizations with which they are associated. Seldom is an overall critical analysis made of the causes of terrorism and its solution. There seems to be an assumption that what is happening at a distance should stay out there where the conflict is taking place. However, in a connected global world distance no longer exists. Modern distance is an internal spiritual journey.

October 18, 2017

Spirit of God,
fill our hearts with a desire
to seek truth and rejoice in beauty.
Help us to know what is pleasing to you 
and to understand what is right and good in your sight. 
Give us the spirit of learning 
that we may please you by our thoughts 
and love you in your creation. 
Give all teachers your constant encouragement 
and guide them in their good work. 
Spirit of God, make us effective witnesses of your truth 
to all whose lives we touch. 
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. 
Amen.

October 17, 2017

O My God, I adore You 
and I love You with all my heart. 
I thank You for having created me, 
for having made me a Catholic 
and for having watched over me this day. 
Pardon me for the evil I have done this day; 
and if I have done any good, 
deign to accept it. 
Watch over me while I take my rest 
and deliver me from danger. 
May Your grace be always with me.
Amen.

October 16, 2017

Before sharing some memories of my experience as a lay missionary, I would like to thank the Columban Fathers for giving me the opportunity to live one of the greatest life experiences I have ever had. After having finished my time as a lay missionary, I can assure you that nothing is by chance, that God has a plan for each one of us, that every person we know teaches us something and contributes to our spiritual growth and to the profound knowledge of God in our own life.

October 16, 2017

God be in my head and in my understanding.
God be in my eyes and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart and in my thinking.
God be at my end and at my departing.

October 15, 2017

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To You do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!
To You do we send up our sighs;
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears!
Turn, most gracious Advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of Your womb, Jesus!
O Clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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