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October 15, 2019

Graciously hear us, O God, our Savior,
that we rejoice in the festival of blessed Teresa, Your Virgin,
so we may be fed with the food of her Heavenly teaching,
and grow in loving devotion towards You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

October 14, 2019

The work of the Columbans over the last 65 years has been blessed by the presence of diocesan priests (associates) who contract with the Missionary Society of St. Columban for a period of six or more years. During my first years in Chile, they came from Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Scotland. My first parish priest was Fr.

October 14, 2019

O Lord, may this mystical oblation benefit us:
may it both release us from our guilt
and confirm us in eternal salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

October 13, 2019

God our Father,
may we always profit by the prayers
of the Virgin Mother Mary,
for You bring us life and salvation
through Jesus Christ her Son
Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen.

October 12, 2019

Lord Jesus, our Savior,
You have made Your mother Mary
a faithful follower of God's law
and a chosen member of Your Church.
Through her prayers,
may we continue to grow in Your love.

Lord Jesus, King of all the saints,
we praise You now and forever.

Amen.

October 11, 2019

Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are yourself our peace and reconciliation,
who so often said, Peace to you, grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of
truth, justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee

October 10, 2019

O Lord, during this day,
may I become a more thoughtful person,
a more prayerful,
generous and kind person.
Help me not to be turned in on myself,
but to be sensitive and helpful to others.

When night comes,
may I look back upon this day without regrets,
and may no one be unhappy because of anything
I have done or anything I have failed to do.

October 9, 2019
There were so many aspects of Islam, Hinduism adn Buddhism I learned that deepened my own Christian faith

I was born in a predominantly Christian city in the Philippines. Iligan City is about an hour’s drive from Marawi City, a city that was declared as the “Islamic City of the South Philippines.” Growing up, I had a few Muslim classmates, and we were good friends. Yet our communities did not necessarily see eye to eye. We saw each other as traitors.

October 9, 2019

Comforted with the holy Mysteries
of Your precious Body and Blood,
we beseech You, O Lord,
that by the example of Saint John, Your Confessor,
we may be zealous to confess what he believed
and to put in practice what he taught.
Who lives and reigns with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

October 8, 2019

God of my life,
I welcome this new day.
It is Your gift to me,
the first day of the rest of my life.
I thank You for the gift of being alive this morning.
I thank You for the sleep which has refreshed me.
I thank You for the chance to begin life all over again.

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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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