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Our Personal Mission

Heavenly Mother,
As we each personally receive a mission
on behalf of the Church and the world,
aid us in discovering and fulfilling
our personal calls.
As we recall the teaching of John Paul II
that the future of the Church and society
pass by way of the family,
help us understand that the family
is indeed a great mission field and in great need.
O Emmanuel! How great Your love for us!
How near Your presence to those who love You!
You dwell with those gathered in Your name.
O Emmanuel, be ever near to us!

The Waiting

Advent is a time to pause, listen and look back on the past year. There is much to ponder. Mother Earth is suffering. There have been droughts and famine in some places while in others there have been floods of epic

Celebrate Christmas

The Subanens are an indigenous people whose ancestral habitat is in the mountains of the southern Philippines. Inspired and guided by the Subanen Ministry of the Columban Sisters, who have been living and working with the

Caring During Covid

Columban Fr. Noel O'Neill looks on as food is prepared in the kitchen

For the first 18 months of Covid-19 both South Korea and Hong Kong did such a good job in managing the spread of the virus that they were looked upon as success stories. But the number of cases shot up in both countries when

Come to Me

Come to me, O Divine Savior,
to be born in my heart.
Grant that, taught by Your example,
and assisted by Your grace,
I may be poor in spirit and humble of heart.
I wish to live but for You,
and to do all things purely for the love of You.

O Mary, my Advocate and Mother,
obtain by your prayers forgiveness of my past offenses
and holy perseverance to death.


O Good Cross

O good cross, made beautiful
by the body of the Lord,
long have I desired you,
ardently have I loved you,
unceasingly have I sought you,
and now you are ready for my eager soul.
Receive me from among men and restore me
to my Master, so that He, who redeemed me
through you, shalt receive me through you.


King of the Universe

Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the universe.
All that has been created has been made for You.
Make full use of Your rights over me.
I promise to live a good Christian life and do all
in my power to procure the triumph of the rights
of God and Your Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my efforts in order
to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge your Sacred Royalty,
and that the Kingdom of Your peace may be established
throughout the universe.


Fire of Your Love

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created;
and You shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, You instructed the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit.
Grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise
and ever to rejoice in His consolation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.