17 Aug

O blessed Columban, who, in your zeal for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom, and the salvation of souls, spent your life in suffering and exile, assist and protect, we humbly ask you, the missionaries of our day, who have devoted their lives to preaching the Gospel throughout the world.

Obtain for them, we beseech you, that prudence and fortitude by which you overcame the dangers which beset your path, and that firm and ardent charity which enabled you to endure gladly the privations of this life for the love of Christ. Assist and protect us, also, dear St Columbian, so to live for God’s glory that when our pilgrimage through life is over, we may enjoy with you the eternal rest of heaven through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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