O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee;
O refuge of sinners, Mother of the dying,
forsake us not at the hour of our death;
obtain for us the grace
of perfect sorrow,
the pardon and remission of our sins,
a worthy receiving of the holy Viaticum,
and the comfort of the Sacrament of Extreme Unction,
in order that we may appear with greater security
before the throne
of the just but merciful Judge,
and our Redeemer.
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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