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March 19, 2021

Happy, blissful St. Joseph,
heir of the faith of all the patriarchs,
obtain for me this beautiful and precious virtue:
increase in me a lively faith,
the foundation of all sanctity,
that faith without which no one can be pleasing to God.
Obtain for me that faith
which triumphs over all temptations of the world
and conquers human respect;

March 18, 2021

Father through Cyril of Jerusalem
You led Your Church to a deeper understanding
of the mysteries of salvation
Let his prayers help us to know Your Son better
and to have eternal life in all its fullness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
on God for ever and ever.


March 17, 2021

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the Word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.

March 16, 2021

Loving God, in Your goodness You have given us the gift of life.
I ask Your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure
and the failure of all people in this world
to protect and respect this gift You have given us.
I pray that with Your grace I and all the people will respect,
reverence, and protect all life of the unborn,

March 15, 2021

Like many other Columban missionaries before me, I have devoted many years to trying to promote harmonious relations between Christians and Muslims in the Southern Philippines, a place that has witnessed much misunderstanding and conflict between adherents of these two world religions.

March 15, 2021

Today Lord I choose life,
I choose your love and the challenge to live it and share it,
I choose hope, even in moments of darkness,
I choose faith, accepting you as Lord and God,
I choose to let go of some part of my burdens, day by day handing them over to you,
I choose to take hold of your strength and power ever more deeply in my life.

March 14, 2021

Thank You, Lord,
for the precious gift of my family.

I ask You to bless them,
protect them, and give them
strength to cope with their own
struggles in life.

They have surrounded me
with their love.

Enfold them, Lord,
in Your loving care,
this day and always.


- By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

March 13, 2021

Grant us, we ask You, O Lord,
the help of Your grace:
that duly applying ourselves to fasting and prayers,
we may be delivered from enemies of mind and of body.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns,
with the Holy Ghost,
One God, world without end.


March 12, 2021

Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed,
kindle in the hearts of all men the true love of peace,
and guide with Your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who make decisions for the nations of the earth;
that in tranquility Your kingdom may go forward,
till the earth be filled with the knowledge of Your love;

March 11, 2021

Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example of suffering
And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.


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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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