Fill our parents
with Your choicest blessings:
enrich their souls with Your Holy grace;
grant that they may faithfully and constantly
guard that likeness of Your union with Your Church,
which You did imprint upon them on their wedding day.
Fill them with Your spirit
of holy fear,
which is the beginning of wisdom;
inspire them to impart it to their children.
May they ever walk in the way of Your commandments
and may we their children
be their joy here on earth
and their crown of glory
that both our father and mother
may attain to extreme old age
and enjoy continuous health in mind
May they give You abundant thanks
because You have bestowed upon them
the great gift of parenthood.
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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