Uphold me, Lord, according to your promise, and I shall live;
let my hope in you not be in vain, alleluia.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Blessed Columba was born in Rieti, Italy, in 1467. She was clothed with the habit of the Sisters of Penance of Rieti. Following in the footsteps of Saint Catherine of Siena, she showed an admirable charity towards the poor, the sick and the dying. In Perugia she founded a convent of sisters where she made profession and became prioress in 1490. There she was noted for her work of reconciliation for which she received the name “Dove of Peace.” She died there on the feast of the Ascension, May 20, 1501.
God of all mercy,
you made Blessed Columba
shine forth by the innocence of her life
and by her zeal for peace.
By the help of her teaching may we live together in unity
and serve you with pure minds.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.