Almighty and everlasting God, through the glorious merits of Your faithful servant Columba, be mindful of the suffering of the faithful souls in Purgatory, and, if it be Your will, bring them quickly through the flames of the purging fire to the place of peace and refreshment with You in Heaven. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and forever, world without end. Amen.
Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu; libera eas de ore leonis, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum; sed signifer sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam, quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eius. Amen.
43: And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:
44: For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.
45: And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin.
— II Maccabees 12:43-45.