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November 19, 2020

Recently Columban Fr. Daniel Harding wrote to us seeking funds for the Casa Betania Livelihood Project to help abused and battered migrant women in Chile. Below please find his request for assistance. In the parish of St. Columban, we have seven chapel communities and two of these chapel communities now have migrant house projects. The Casa Betania is one of those migrant houses. Our first parish migrant house exclusively houses single migrant men. Ten men live there at the moment (and two dogs!).

November 19, 2020
Columban Fr. Ed O'Connell and parishioners before Mass

My name is Iowane Naio, and I am from Fiji. I joined the Columban Formation Program in 2014, and I studied for two and a half years in the Pacific Regional Seminary in Fiji before moving to the Philippines in 2016 to continue my theological studies. At the moment, I am in Lima, Peru, for my First Mission Assignment Program.

November 19, 2020

Father of mercies, God of all comfort,
hear our prayers for the souls of the faithful departed.
Console them in their sorrowful exile
from the kingdom prepared for them
from the creation of the world.
We make our prayer for them
through Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who loved them and delivered Himself
up for all of us.


November 18, 2020

Lord there are so many reasons
to be fearful in our world today.
Help me to realize that You are always with me.
You created me and sustain me.
You are my refuge.
Guide me and help me to do what I can
to live in full confidence that You
are at my right hand.
Let me live with deep trust
in your constant care for me.

November 17, 2020

Shed Your light upon the hearts
of Your faithful people, O merciful God,
and through the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth,
grant that we may despise worldly welfare
and ever be gladdened by Heavenly consolation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with Your
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.

November 16, 2020
Inspiring people

Getting to know the people in this community of Rancho Anapra Corpus Christi Parish, Juarez City, México, was my number one priority when I arrived here after learning Spanish. I visited families and got involved in parish activities such as catechism class and prayer groups.

November 16, 2020

O Eternal Father, I offer You the
Most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout
the world today, all the holy souls in Purgatory
for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
for those in my own home
and in my own family.


November 15, 2020

The disciples cried out in panic
when their boat was almost sinking,
aroused from Your slumber
You calmed the storm,
and all was peace again.

Lord, I cry out to You, too,
to arouse You from Your slumber.
Lest the waves overwhelm me,
as it’s all too much to bear.

One minute I can feel fine,
the next I’m struggling to put on a smile.

November 14, 2020

If God wants to place me in vulnerable situations
I accept that God is leading me - whatever happens, happens.
Jesus tells us not to be afraid though bad things
may happen to us in following him. 
With God’s gracious presence in our lives,
our fears are under God’s guiding hand
and there is nothing to be afraid of.

November 13, 2020
Rosalia working with children

Casa del Migrante (Migrant House) is one of the shelters in ciudad Juárez, Mexico, under the management of the diocese. Migrants usually only stay for a short time, and most of the residents are from central America, specifically Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the different states of Mexico.


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
1902 N. Calhoun
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984