Resources

Our Reflection Resources are prepared by staff, other members of the Columban community, and organizations the Columbans work with. We welcome their use for your prayerful reflection. Along with the resources below, you can also read our Weekly Reflections on Justice, our Columban Blog, and our monthly Newsletter for more resources, information, and opportunities for reflection.

 

  • Laudato Si’ Study and Action Guide

    Praised be! On June 18, 2015 Columban missionaries welcomed and celebrated the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The full title translated into English is Praised Be, On Care for Our Common Home and is available online for everyone to read. While it is written in a way that should be accessible to most readers, it is 190 pages long and full of many thought-provoking teachings on the right relationships between religion and science, and between...

  • Lenten Reflection Resources

    Lent begins March 1st with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. A time for spiritual growth, repentance, and self-reflection, Lent allows us time to reflect on how we are living our faith’s call to protect creation and human dignity, and work for justice and peace both individually and structurally. Check out resources put together by our partner organizations, Sisters of Mercy, Maryknoll Office of Global Concern, Pax Christi USA, and the Columban Mission Institute, to help guide you in your Lenten journey...

  • Lenten Novena for Protectors of Mother Earth

    The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Institute Justice Team developed this novena to invite people of faith to join in solidarity with people, especially indigenous communities, who are courageously speaking out against the impacts of extractive industries. Too many of them have sacrificed their lives to protect water, land and sacred territory. Despite their experience of life-destroying and systemic oppression, they continue to bear witness...

  • Prayer For Migrants

    For all those who see “home” and all it means Disappear behind them; For all those who cannot see a home In the days ahead of them; For all those who dwell in Daily insecurity; For all those who are weary and Without a safe place to rest their heads; For all families in migration we pray. May the image of the Holy Family Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year, And stay with us each night as we are blessed With returning to a home. May we also be blessed With compassion for...

  • Laudato Si Homily Helps

    Laudato Si Homily HelpsThe Catholic Climate Covenant provides resources for homilists and other materials that will help you integrate the rich insights of Laudato Si' and Christian care for creation into Sunday Mass. These include highlights from the scriptures, readings of the day, relevant quotations from Laudato Si', brief commentary, illustrations and anecdotes, sample applications, sample petitions, and bulletin notes.

  • Columban Creation Covenant

    This September we are invited to celebrate and honor our common home by observing the Season of Creation. It is a time to connect to the natural world around us and live out our spiritual call to care for it. In this spirit, we offer this Columban Creation Covenant as a guide to committing ourselves to the common home which sustains us all. In this spirit, we offer this Columban Creation Covenant as a guide to committing ourselves to the common home which sustains us all.