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Daily Prayer - Rise Again

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.

Daily Prayer - Have Pity on Us

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,

Daily Prayer - Bless Our Household

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.

100 Points of Light - 1989

 

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.

Daily Prayer - I Offer You the Day

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.

Daily Prayer - Greater Glory of God

May 18, 2017

Immaculate Mary, our Mother,
relying on your maternal intercession, 
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace, 
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all. 
We wish to carry on those activities 
which especially promote the catholic apostolate 
for the revival of fatih 
and love of the people of God 

Daily Prayer - Bless Those Who Preach the Gospel

May 17, 2017

O almighty God, 
Lord of the harvest of souls, 
we ask You to guide and bless all 
who have gone forth to preach the gospel. 
Endow them with the gifts of generosity and concern. 
Send your Holy Spirit on them, 
that He may strengthen them in weakness, 
comfort them in trials and direct their efforts. 
May He open the hearts of their hearers 
to receive Your message. 
Let Your revelation enlighten all minds 

Being on Mission in Chile

Chile is very far from my native land, with different people, language, culture, climate and food. It is a Catholic country which is very abundant in resources. During my Mission Sending Mass last year, our parish priest asked me why I was going to Chile for mission then.

Daily Prayer - The Grievances of People

May 16, 2017

O Holy Mother.
We kneel before you 
to manifest the sorrow we feel 
for the grievances that people cause you, 
and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices 
for the offenses with which they return your love. 
Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. 
Hasten the conversion of sinners 
that they may love Jesus 
and cease to offend the Lord, 
already so much offended. 
Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, 

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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