God of mercy and kindness,
open our hearts and minds
to the blessings that you shower upon us.
Fill us with gratitude for all that you have done,
and continue to do, in an through us.
The 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.