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September 1, 2017

As Kingdom people, the hardships of our brothers and sisters in Christ are our sufferings as well.
Please be with those who must endure in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
rotect our brothers and sisters.
Lead them on safe pathways of evacuation.
Reunite loved ones separated in the chaos.
Alleviate the fear.

September 1, 2017
Lola once visited us with her grandchildren on a motorcycle.

Who is she? We asked our grandmother pointing to my mother. “My sister. You are the teacher.” My grandmother mumbled and whispered in her already weak voice.

September 1, 2017
Columban Frs. Colm Brady, R. McNicholas and Q. Kalick


With the exception of China, the nation for which the Society originally received its charter, the Philippines was the first Asian country where the Columbans established a mission.

August 31, 2017
Cross at sunrise

HONG KONG – The world has watched with great sadness the unfolding tragedy that has hit the state of Texas in the U.S. as a result of Hurricane Harvey which landed on August 26.  The ensuing days of torrential rain has made this a historic natural disaster in the U.S. in size and scope

August 31, 2017

O glorious St. Joseph,
foster father of Jesus,
you did provide for the Holy Family.
We commit to your protection all our crops and farm industries.
We beseech you, to intercede in our behalf
with Almighty God, 
Who rules the seasons,
so that our fields being safe from pests and favored by the weather
may yield abundant crops

August 30, 2017

O Divine Lord, 
how shall I dare to approach You, 
I who have so often offended You? 
No, Lord, I am not worthy 
that You should enter under my roof; 
but speak only the word 
and my soul shall be healed. 

August 29, 2017

Mother of Mercy, 
Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, 
to you, who come to meet us sinners, 
we dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. 
We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, 
our infirmities and our sorrows. 
Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; 
for we entrust to your care all that we have 

August 28, 2017

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, 
shall receive me through you.


August 28, 2017
Fr. Larry at Mass

Adai is a grandmother and faithful member of the Catholic community in TianGou village in the mountains of Taiwan. Like all the residents of the mountain villages along the DaAn River, Adai is a member of the Tayal tribal group. The women are famed for their weaving and the men for hunting and war.

August 27, 2017

O Holy Spirit,
I humbly implore You,
be with me always
so that in all things,
I may act under the influence
of Your holy inspiration.



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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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