Praised be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus
He who in His great mercy gave us new birth,
a birth unto hope
which draws its life
from the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead;
a birth to an imperishable inheritance,
incapable of fading or defilement,
which is kept in heaven
who are guarded with God's power through faith;
a birth to a salvation
which stands ready to be revealed in the last days.
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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