O God, Who did cause
to traverse the Red Sea
Thou Who did point out by a star to the Magi
the road that led them to Thee;
grant us we beseech Thee,
a prosperous journey and propitious weather;
so that, under the guidance of Thy holy angels
we may safely reach that journey's end,
and later the haven of eternal salvation.
Hear, O Lord,
of Thy servants.
Bless their journeyings.
Thou Who art everywhere present,
shower everywhere upon them the effects of Thy mercy;
so that, insured by Thy protection against all dangers,
they may return to offer Thee their thanksgiving.
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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