Lord God, Almighty, who didst create heaven
and earth, and all the animals that live in the air and on the earth for the use of man; Thou who hast directed that the ministers of Thy holy Church should light candles
made of beeswax when the holy sacrifice
is offered in which the Sacred Body and Blood of Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, becomes present and is consumed; send down Thy blessing
on these bees, that they may multiply and be fruitful and be preserved from all harm so that the product of their labor may be used to Thy honor, and to the honor of Thy Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the most blessed Virgin Mary. Through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Translated by Most Reverend J. H. Schlarman Bishop
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You expired, O Jesus,
but the source of life gushed forth for souls
and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life,
unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world
and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water,
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
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