O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people,
mercifully look upon Thy servant _________,
whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd
to preside over Thy Church;
grant him, we beseech Thee,
so to edify, both by word and example,
those over whom he hath charge,
that he may attain unto everlasting life,
together with the flock committed unto him.
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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