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Prayer Before the Crucifix Friday, November 9, 2012
Francis's Last Will for the Poor Clares Friday, October 12, 2012
Plain and Simple Thursday, October 11, 2012
"God Give You Peace Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Reverence for the Word of God Monday, October 8, 2012
We Adore You, O Christ Sunday, October 7, 2012
Bitter Becomes Sweet Saturday, October 6, 2012
Praises of the Virtues Friday, October 5, 2012
Praises of God Thursday, October 4, 2012
Canticle of Creation Thursday, September 20, 2012
Canticle of Creation Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Canticle of Creation Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Canticle of Creation Monday, September 17, 2012
Canticle of Creation Sunday, September 16, 2012
Canticle of Creation Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Columban: Columban was the greatest of the Irish missionaries who worked on the European continent. As a young man who was greatly tormented by temptations of the flesh, he sought the advice of a religious woman who had lived a hermit’s life for years. He saw in her answer a call to leave the world. He went first to a monk on an island in Lough Erne, then to the great monastic seat of learning at Bangor. 
<p>After many years of seclusion and prayer, he traveled to Gaul (modern-day France) with 12 companion missionaries. They won wide respect for the rigor of their discipline, their preaching, and their commitment to charity and religious life in a time characterized by clerical laxity and civil strife. Columban established several monasteries in Europe which became centers of religion and culture. </p><p>Like all saints, he met opposition. Ultimately he had to appeal to the pope against complaints of Frankish bishops, for vindication of his orthodoxy and approval of Irish customs. He reproved the king for his licentious life, insisting that he marry. Since this threatened the power of the queen mother, Columban was deported to Ireland. His ship ran aground in a storm, and he continued his work in Europe, ultimately arriving in Italy, where he found favor with the king of the Lombards. In his last years he established the famous monastery of Bobbio, where he died. His writings include a treatise on penance and against Arianism, sermons, poetry and his monastic rule.</p> American Catholic Blog Jesus was never a careerist or a glory-monger; he did not demand to be hailed as a king or lauded as a hero. He came to live among us, to suffer with us, and to serve us from the heart. He came to teach us how to love.


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St. Andrew Dung-Lac
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Christ the King
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