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January 20, 2021

Glorious Saint Sebastian,
you who had great courage,
help us to be witnesses of Jesus
before this unbelieving world
as You have brought others to Christ.
Help us to have the love of neighbor
that You had and to give our lives
for our brothers, even in difficulties and dangers.
Help us to have faith in the pains of life

January 19, 2021

When I’m not feeling well,
and tired, I can get so down,
down with others,
down with myself,
down with everything,
my spirit withers within me.

I become like a flower in a dry land,
desperate for rain,
just wishing to feel at rights,
so I can enjoy my life again.

January 18, 2021

My name is Danish Yakoob and I’m from Latifabad, Hyderabad, Pakistan. I have been working as a Columban co-worker in the Hyderabad Diocese since November 1, 2016. I have been married to Sania since 2009, and God has blessed us with a son and two daughters.

January 18, 2021

Dear Lord God,
it was steady and predictable
to live in stability for a long time.

Now, there is much uncertainty
How long will this pandemic last?

In ages past, our ancestors also had
experiences of pandemic

We are not the only ones to know
this kind of illness and possible pending

January 17, 2021

Grant, we ask You, O Lord Jesus Christ,
that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother,
whose most holy soul was transfixed
with the sword of sorrow
in the hour of Your Own Passion,
may intercede for us before the throne of Mercy,
now and at the hour of our death.


January 16, 2021

Under your patronage, dear Mother,
and calling on the mystery of your Immaculate Conception,
I desire to pursue my studies and my labors:
I hereby solemnly declare
that I am giving myself to these studies
chiefly to the following end:
that I may better contribute to the glory of God
and to the promotion of your veneration among men.

January 15, 2021

The little drummer boy listens to the music,
concentrates on the sound,
marches in step to beat out the
rhythm on the drum.

January 14, 2021

Lord, Your Spirit has been poured
into my heart, making me a child of God.
Help me to see every person
as my brother and sister,
and show deep respect and love.

January 13, 2021

When I look at Your heavens,
according to my own lights,
with these weak eyes of mine,
I am certain with reservation
that they are Your heavens.
The stars circle in the heavens,
reappear year after year,
each with a function and service to fulfill.
And though I do not understand them,
I know that You, O God, are in them.

January 12, 2021

As we read in the psalm, “The Lord is kind
and merciful. And slow to anger.”
Never let me forget the gifts you,
Lord, have given me, the mercy
you have shown me, the forgiveness
you continue to offer me despite
my weaknesses and failures.
Help me to witness to your goodness
by sharing my gifts, showing others your mercy,


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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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