God our Father,
Shepherd and Guide,
look with love on Pope Benedict XVI Your servant,
of Your Church.
May his word and example inspire and guide the Church,
and may he, and all those entrusted to his care,
come to the joy of everlasting life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.
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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