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January 20, 2018

O Lord, behold here before You
a soul who exists in this world
in order to allow You
to exercise Your admirable mercy
and manifest it before heaven and earth.
Others may glorify You
through their faithfulness and perseverance,
thus making evident the power of Your grace.
How sweet and generous You are
to those who are faithful to You!

January 19, 2018

Behold, O most loving Jesus,
the wonderful extent of Your charity.
You have prepared for me,
from Your Sacred Flesh and most precious Blood,
a divine banquet,
where You gave Yourself without reserve.
O adorable Heart of my Jesus,
most ardent furnace of divine love,
receive my soul into Your most sacred Wound,
in order that,

January 18, 2018

God Our Heavenly Father
You created the world to serve humanity's needs
and to lead them to You.
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all Your creation.
Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You
we will also restore it with all Your creation.

January 17, 2018

Loving Father,
faith in Your Word is the way to wisdom.
Help me to think about Your Divine Plan
that I may grow in the truth.
Open my eyes to Your deeds,
my ears to the sound of Your call,
so that my every act may help me share
in the life of Jesus.
Give me the grace to live the example of the love of Jesus,

January 16, 2018

O Lord my God,
I believe in you,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Grant that I may always and ardently
seek out your countenance.
Here I am before you
with my firmness and my infirmity.
Preserve the first and heal the second.
Here I am before you
with my strength and my ignorance.
Where you have opened the door to me,

January 15, 2018
Immigrants and refugees, just like Joseph, Mary and Jesus, do not want to leave home and familiar surroundings.

Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and left that night for Egypt, where they stayed until the death of Herod. (Mt: 2.14) The image of Joseph, Mary and Jesus sitting in the shade of a tree with their donkey tethered to a branch outside some Egyptian town all those years ago is repeated almost daily in newscasts.

January 15, 2018

Hear, O Blessed Virgin,
the prayers which we address you,
Our Lady of Rest,
as we are mindful of that maternal love
in which you receive your children.

January 14, 2018

God, my Father,
You have promised to remain forever with those
who do what is just and right.
Help me to live in Your presence.
The loving plan of Your Wisdom was made known when
Jesus, your Son, became man like us.
I want to obey His commandment of love
and bring Your peace and joy to others.
Keep before me the wisdom and love

January 13, 2018

Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ's path of service to people.

January 12, 2018

O Lord Jesus, like Saint Paul,
may I count everything as loss
in comparison with the supreme advantage of knowing you.
I want to know you and what your passion and resurrection can do.
I also want to share in your sufferings
in the hope that if I resemble you in death
I may somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead.

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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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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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