Oh Blessed Columban, who in your zeal to follow Christ
left your homeland as a wanderer and spent your life
in suffering and exile.
Help and protect the missionaries of our day
who have devoted their lives to preaching the Gospel
throughout the world.
Obtain for them that same wisdom and fortitude
by which you overcame the dangers, which beset your path.
Assist and protect us dear St. Columban to live for God’s glory
that when our pilgrimage is over, we may share with you
in the joy of our heavenly home, through Christ our Lord.