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August 4, 2020

I love You, O my God,
and my only desire is to love You
until the last breath of my life.

I love You, O my infinitely lovable God,
and I would rather die loving You,
than live without loving You.

I love You, Lord
and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally.

August 3, 2020

The grim realities here at the U.S./Mexico border of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are the twin plights migrants and poverty. We, the Columban missionaries living and working in this area, have been accompanying the migrants. We welcome, protect, promote, and integrate migrants when they arrive at the border, both in Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

August 3, 2020

Lord, I ask your blessing and your favor in
a special way on all those I hold dear who have
left this life.

I know that the heart which believes is the
heart that grieves sweetly, since in your love
we are all close to one another, never far apart,
and that raised up by You we shall never see
corruption again, never taste death any more.

August 2, 2020

Give me the grace to annihilate my will
before the Will of Your Divine Son
so that the Will of Your Divine Son be mine.
Kindle my heart with Divine Love!
See to it that the purest flame of God's Love
penetrate deeply in my spirit
and rout out my selfishness.
Give me a tender devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
and Your holy Love in order that

August 1, 2020

All is in God and God is in all. “Why does God need priests?” The answer is “We need priests to remind us that we are in God and God is in us.” Priests, by what they do and what they say, are in our midst to remind us that we are Jesus people. If priests do not make real to us the God that is in our lives then they have fallen down on the job.

August 1, 2020
Environmental encyclical

As a promise, God created a Chosen People
guiding them in deserts, freeing them from slavery
giving them a promised land as their home.
Today people flee eco-collapse in their homelands.

August 1, 2020
Kim Sunhee

I recently began my new ministry in Our Lady of Remedies parish in Malate, Manila, Philippines. Although I am familiar with this parish, having visited it on many occasions, my feelings are different now that it has become the area for my mission.

August 1, 2020

Where there is heart there is love; where there is Love there is Joy; where there is Joy there is God, and all things begin with God. My purpose in life is to live it, to taste it and experience it to the fullest, reaching out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences. Discernment for my vocation is not a goal that I pursue, rather, it is a calling that I hear. It does not come from a distant voice, somewhere out there, calling me to become someone I am not. It comes from a voice within calling me to be the person I was born to be.

August 1, 2020

Glorious Saint Alphonsus,
loving Father of the poor and sick,
all your life you devoted yourself with a charity
really heroic to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries.
Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick,
since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness,
I come to you for help in my present need.

Amen.

August 1, 2020
Fr. Andrei Pax accepts a donation to help purchase more groceries so the hungry can be fed.

Towards the middle of March, when the entire island of Luzon in the Philippines was declared under community quarantine to control the spread of COVID-19, Columban Fr. Andrei Paz was in his hometown, a small municipality in northern Luzon. The people there were experiencing a lot of anxiety in the face of uncertainty about the impact of the virus on their lives, their families and their community. Most of the people, including Fr. Andrei, stayed at home.

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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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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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