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October 21, 2017

I beg you, Lord,
let the fiery, gentle power of your love
take possession of my soul,
and snatch it away
from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of your love
as you saw fit to die for love of mine. 

Amen.

October 20, 2017
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

 

The theme of the October 2011 issue of Columban Mission magazine was Catholic Social Teaching, focusing on Columban social activism in the various mission countries, including Peru, Japan and the Philippines.

October 20, 2017

We beseech You, O Lord, 
to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; 
have mercy on the lowly; 
raise up the fallen; 
appear to the needy; 
heal the ungodly; 
restore the wanderers of your people; 
feed the hungry; 
ransom our prisoners; 
raise up the sick; 
comfort the faint-hearted. 

October 19, 2017

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, 
implored your help, 
or sought your intercession was left unaided. 

Inspired with this confidence, 
we turn to you, 
O Virgins of virgins, 
our Mother.

October 18, 2017

After every atrocity in the global city there are days of discussion and debate as to why such acts are happening. Blame is thrown around at the individuals who perpetrated the atrocity and the organizations with which they are associated. Seldom is an overall critical analysis made of the causes of terrorism and its solution.

October 18, 2017

Spirit of God,
fill our hearts with a desire
to seek truth and rejoice in beauty.
Help us to know what is pleasing to you 
and to understand what is right and good in your sight. 
Give us the spirit of learning 
that we may please you by our thoughts 
and love you in your creation. 
Give all teachers your constant encouragement 

October 17, 2017

O My God, I adore You 
and I love You with all my heart. 
I thank You for having created me, 
for having made me a Catholic 
and for having watched over me this day. 
Pardon me for the evil I have done this day; 
and if I have done any good, 
deign to accept it. 
Watch over me while I take my rest 
and deliver me from danger. 

October 16, 2017

Before sharing some memories of my experience as a lay missionary, I would like to thank the Columban Fathers for giving me the opportunity to live one of the greatest life experiences I have ever had.

October 16, 2017

God be in my head and in my understanding.
God be in my eyes and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart and in my thinking.
God be at my end and at my departing.

October 15, 2017

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To You do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!
To You do we send up our sighs;
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears!
Turn, most gracious Advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of Your womb, Jesus!

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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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