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September 20, 2020

O My God,
I love you above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all-good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.


September 19, 2020

Heavenly Father, You protected your faithful servant Januarius
and his companions who were thrown to the bears,
now we ask that You protect us from the COVID-19 virus
which has swept to every corner of our world.

September 18, 2020

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
to You I consecrate and offer up my person and my life,
my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being
may henceforth only be employed in loving,
honoring and glorifying You.
This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to You,
and to do all for Your love, renouncing with my whole heart
all that can displease You.

September 17, 2020

God our Father,
You gave Robert Bellarmine wisdom and goodness
to defend the faith of Your Church.
By his prayers may we always rejoice
in the profession of our faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


September 16, 2020

An update from Columban Fr. Ed O’Connell about the pandemic situation in Peru:

The total number of cases of coronavirus in Peru on 9/12/2020 was 722,832 with 50.7% in Lima and Callao, and 30,526 deaths. The curfew in Peru is from 10pm to 4am. Sundays have again been declared lockdown days. Family and other social gatherings have been banned as well as religious ceremonies.

September 16, 2020

Lord your words are spirit and life.
They give me the strength and wisdom I need
to be open to all the possibilities
that I will encounter today.
Help me to witness to your goodness
and kindness to those I meet today.
You have given me and them the grace
we need to bring our families
and communities closer to you.

September 15, 2020

Hallowed Mother,
do this favor:
Those Wounds that gored my Savior,
deeply on my heart engraved.
Mine it be,
Christ's throes in sharing.
Mine it be,
his anguish bearing.
These, his wounds,
to keep in mind.
From the flame of hell unending,
be thou, Virgin,
me defending,
in that dreadful reckoning day!

September 14, 2020

May 2020 was the 40th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratic Movement, an event that has shaped modern Korea history. Following the assassination of the dictatorial president Park Chunghee in October 1979, the spring of 1980 was a time of great hope and expectation for democracy in Korea. The country was preparing for free elections, and people were holding public rallies demanding change.

September 14, 2020

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.

September 13, 2020

Heavenly Father, obtain through Your Son,
Jesus Christ, the souls of my parents, friends,
relatives and neighbors, both living and dead.
Grant them life everlasting from the only giver
of every good and perfect gift, the Lord God Almighty,
to whom all power now and forever shall rest.



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