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March 22, 2018

At first
Mary didn’t sense
Your presence,
didn’t know it was You
there in the Garden.
When she realized,
her heart was filled
with joy.

How often You are
near to us
and we don’t realize
For You are never far
from any of us.

March 21, 2018

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus
while before Your face I humbly kneel and,
with burning soul,
pray and beseech You
to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments
of faith, hope, and charity;
true contrition for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment.

March 20, 2018

Lord, at this time of Easter rejoicing
open our eyes that we may see You in others,
especially in the poor and suffering;

Open our hearts
that we may love You in others,
especially in those who need our forgiveness;

Open our spirits
that we may share You with others,
especially with those who feel far from You.


March 19, 2018

January 6, 2017, was the Feast of the Epiphany also known as in Chile as La Pascua de los Negros (Passover of the Blacks). During colonial times this celebration was a rare opportunity for the black and mestizo slaves to celebrate.

March 19, 2018

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
Say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress,
my God in whom I trust."

March 18, 2018

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. 

March 17, 2018

God our Father,
You sent Saint Patrick
to preach Your glory to the people of Ireland.
By the help of his prayers,
may all Christians proclaim Your love to all men.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

March 16, 2018

God of times and seasons,
you have brought us again to Lent
for the study of Your Word,
for the remembrance of the temptation of Your Son,
and for the contemplation of His Cross.
The birds know their seasons;
forbid that we be blind to our times.
Grant us a Lenten blessing,
and may no one miss this time of growth.

March 15, 2018

Even though I can be so proud,
You humbled Yourself on a cross for me.

Even though I can be so selfish,
You rose to share Your life with me.

A love so great, so deep!
A heart so humble, so generous!

March 14, 2018

Lord, Your apostle, Paul, once said:
"If we suffer with Christ,
we shall also be glorified with Him.
Therefore whoever participates in the sufferings of our Redeemer
enjoys the sure and certain hope of the glory He has promised."


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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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Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984