Oh Most humane and adorable Jesus,
Your endless grace
and mercy flows forth.
Before granting the gift of absolution
To earnest repenters of sinful ways,
You demanded a sacrificial compensation.
For a wrongful act cannot be rectified
Until punishment has been accepted!
Yes, for the salvation
of my soul, Jesus,
You accepted the price of the Cross!
Grant me the grace
to remain free of debts,
My heart remaining flawless before You,
Making Your absolution
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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