We give you thanks for the privilege of sharing
the joy of the Gospel in many cultures.
Keep us faithful in responding to your call to communion
with your creation, with the poor
and with those who are spiritually alienated.
grant us the wisdom to know the path we should take,
as we interpret the charism of our founders
and pass it on to future generations.
help us to be strong and courageous
in proclaiming the transforming and liberating power
of the Kingdom of God, knowing that you
are with us wherever we go.
St. Columban, pray for us.