Jesus, Fortress of mankind,
You are Immaculate as God
Bless me with Your infinite graces,
That I may remain in a state of purity.
Strengthen my body, spirit
To continually reflect Your chastity.
Protect my soul
in its daily struggles,
Guiding it to ponder on Your Godliness.
Defend me from the forces of evil,
Those that seek to acquire my soul:
I am truly Yours forever and ever.
Holy is my King, the Conqueror of sin!
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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