Be appeased, O Lord,
by our humble prayers,
and in Your kindness assist this institution of marriage
which You have ordained for the propagation of the human race;
so that this union made here,
joined by Your authority,
may be preserved by Your help.
Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God,
world without end.
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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