Bl Columba of Rieti.jpgGod 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.

Blessed Columba of Rieti (1467-1501), even before
her formal religious life began she made private vows to the Lord, had mystical
visions, bi-located and was known to be a model of holiness. She, at the
request of a bishop, began a third order convent of sisters. Accused of
terrible things by one Borgia pope became a counselor to another, whom she
called to repentance. She was much beloved by the people.