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September 23, 2017

Most merciful Jesus, 
from now on I want whatever You want. 
I have made up my mind to avoid all sin 
and to follow You with bravery and courage. 
I will try above all to correct myself and do better. 
O my Redeemer, 
strengthen my resolution by the merits 
of the Blood You shed for me on Calvary. 
I really want to make up for the past. 

September 23, 2017
Hardayal Singh at an Interfaith gathering in Fiji

Ever since the Columban Fathers began their mission in China, they have had to deal with and work with members of non-Christian faiths.

As they expanded into other mission countries, some of which were majority non-Christian, the Columbans encountered Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and many other religious groups.

September 22, 2017

Eternal Father,
I offer You the Sacred heart of Jesus,
with all Its love,
all Its sufferings and all Its merits;
To expiate all the sins I have committed this day,
and during all my life.

To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day,
and during all my life.

September 21, 2017

Remember, Heart of Jesus, 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
and you, O glorious St. Joseph, 
that no one has ever had recourse to your protection, 
or implored your assistance without obtaining relief. 
Animated with the utmost lively confidence, 
I come laden with the weight of my sins, 
to prostrate myself before you. 

September 20, 2017

Rend your hearts, 
not your garments, 
and return to the Lord, your God. 
For gracious and merciful, is He, 
slow to anger, 
rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.

September 19, 2017

Remember, O Beloved Jesus,
Who for the love of me agonized on the Cross,
and from that throne of truth announced the
completion of the work of our Redemption, through which, 
from being the children of wrath and perdition,
we are become the children of God and the heirs of Heaven:

September 18, 2017

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
and sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother,
to you I come,
before you I stand sinful and sorrowful.

September 18, 2017
An AITECE volunteer and her students

I was born in County Clare, Ireland, the eldest of seven children, four girls and three boys. I have thirteen nieces and nephews. As a young man I felt that God was calling me to be a missionary, and I entered the Columban seminary training program in 1965 at Dalgan Park, County Meath, Ireland. I was one of sixteen who were ordained priests on Easter Sunday, 1973, at Dalgan Park. Four of us were appointed to South Korea soon after.

September 17, 2017

Lord Jesus,
give us the humility wherever pride reigns,
pardon wherever offense abides,
grace wherever sin abounds;
we pray to You;
Jesus Christ, risen Lord, have mercy on us!

September 16, 2017

Remember, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, 
Saint Joseph, our beloved patron, 
never was it known that anyone invoked your protection 
and sought your aid without being comforted. 
Inspired with this confidence, 
I come to you and commend myself to you. 
Do not despise my petition, 
dear foster father of our Redeemer, 


About us

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