Most merciful Father,
we commend our departed into Your hands.
We are filled with the sure hope
that our departed will
rise again on the Last Day
with all who have died in Christ.
We thank You for all the good
You have given during our departed's earthly life.
O Father, in Your great mercy,
accept our prayer
that the Gates of Paradise
may be opened for Your servant.
In our turn, may we, too,
be comforted by the words of faith
until we greet Christ
in the glory
and are united with You and our departed.
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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