O Father of mercies,
from whom cometh all that is good,
I offer my humble petitions unto Thee
through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Thy dearly beloved Son,
in whom Thou art always well pleased
and who loves Thee so much;
vouchsafe to grant me the grace
of a lively faith,
a firm hope
and an ardent charity toward Thee
and toward my neighbour.
Grant me also the grace
to be truly penitent for all my sins together with a firm purpose of never offending Thee again; that so I may be enabled to live always
according to Thy divine good-pleasure,
to do Thy most holy will
in all things
with a generous and willing heart,
and to persevere in Thy love even to the end of my life.
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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