The Following of Christ
BY THOMAS A KEMPIS
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1941
------DEVOTIONS FOR MASS------
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer at the Beginning of Mass.
RECEIVE, O Holy Trinity, one God, the holy Sacrifice of the Body and
Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which I, Thine unworthy servant, desire
now to offer unto Thy Divine majesty by the hands of this Thy minister,
with all the sacrifices which have ever been or are to be offered unto
Thee, in union with that most holy Sacrifice offered by the same Christ
our Lord at the Last Supper, and on the altar of the Cross. I offer it
unto Thee with the utmost affection of devotion, out of pure love for
Thine infinite goodness, and according to the most holy intention of
the same Christ our Lord, and of our holy Mother Church.
At the Confiteor.
O BLESSED Trinity, one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, prostrate in
spirit before Thee, I here confess, in the sight of the whole court of
Heaven, and of all Thy faithful, my innumerable treasons against Thy
Divine majesty. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned; I have grievously
offended Thee through the whole course of my life, in thought, word,
and deed; and therefore am unworthy to lift mine eyes to Heaven, or so
much as to utter Thy sacred Name: how much more am I unworthy to appear
here in Thy sanctuary, and to assist among Thine Angels at these
heavenly mysteries, which require so much purity, because Jesus Christ
Himself is here in Person both Priest and Victim! But, O my God, Thy
mercies are above all Thy works, and Thou wilt not despise a contrite
and humble heart: therefore I here venture to come into Thy temple, and
with the poor publican, I strike my breast and say: O God, be merciful
to me, a sinner; O God, be merciful to me, a sinner; O God, be merciful
to me, a sinner. I humbly hope to find this mercy which I crave,
through that Passion and death which are here commemorated. O Fountain
of mercy, grant this mercy to me and to all poor sinners! Amen.
When the Priest Goes to the Altar.
LET us adore the Heart of Jesus, which has loved us so much; let us
prostrate ourselves before Him, and bewail the sins of which we have
been guilty. Grant us, O Lord, a contrite and humble heart; let the
homage of our adorations be as acceptable to Thee as if we offered Thee
thousands of victims.
At the Introit.
THE Lord hath opened the gates of Heaven; He hath rained down manna to
feed us; He hath given us the Bread of Angels. Thy goodness, O my God,
hath prepared it for the poor and humble of heart; blessed art Thou, O
God of Israel, Thou only canst work such wonders for me. I will offer
to Thee, in the presence of all Thy people, the homage of my love and
He shall call upon Me and I will hear him. I will deliver him and
glorify him with the length of days. He that dwelleth in the aid of the
Most High shall abide under the protection of the God of Heaven.
My eyes are ever towards the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of
the snare: look Thou upon me, and have mercy on me, for I am alone and
poor. To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I
have put my trust: let me not be confounded.
At the Kyrie.
O FATHER of infinite mercy, have pity on Thy children; O Jesus,
sacrificed for us, apply to us the merits of Thy precious Blood; O Holy
Ghost, the Sanctifier, descend into our hearts, and inflame them with
At the Gloria in Excelsis.
WHAT happiness for us that the Son of the Most High should have been
pleased to dwell amongst us, and have vouchsafed to offer us an abode
in His Divine Heart! Suffer us, O Lord, to mingle our voices with those
of the angelic choir, to thank Thee for so great a favor; and let us
say with them: "Glory to God in the highest heavens." O Almighty
Father, we praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee; we give Thee
thanks for all the benefits which Thou hast lavished upon us without
ceasing. O Jesus, Lamb without spot, Who takest away the sins of the
world, have mercy on us; Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord,
Who reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost in glory, and meritest
all our homage on earth.
At the Collects.
O LORD, vouchsafe favorably to hear the prayers which Thy priest offers
to Thee for the Church and for me. I earnestly beseech Thee to grant me
those graces and virtues of which I have need, in order to deserve Thy
love. Fill my heart with eternal gratitude for all the blessings which
Thou hast conferred upon me, with a lively horror of sin, and with
perfect charity towards my neighbor. Make my whole life worthy of one
who is Thy child. I deserve not to be heard for my own sake, O my God,
but I beseech Thy mercy through the infinite merits of Thy Divine Son.
O Divine Jesus, inexhaustible Fountain of all good things, open to us,
we beseech Thee, the interior of Thy Heart, that, having entered by
pious meditation into this august sanctuary of Divine love, we may fix
forever there our hearts, as the place wherein are found the treasure,
the repose, and the happiness of holy souls.
At the Epistle.
THOU hast vouchsafed, O Lord, to teach us Thy sacred truths by the
Prophets and Apostles. O, grant that we may so improve by their
doctrine and example in the love of Thy holy Name and of Thy holy law,
that we may show forth by our lives Whose disciples we are; that we may
no longer follow the corrupt inclinations of flesh and blood, but
master all our passions; that we may be ever directed by Thy light, and
strengthened by Thy grace, to walk in the way of Thy commandments, and
to serve Thee with clean hearts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ.
At the Gospel.
O GOD, the Father of light, blessed forever be Thy mercy,
whereby Thou hast called the nations of the earth from the darkness of
ignorance and the shades of death into the marvelous light of Thy
faith; grant that all mankind, being delivered by Thee from the slavery
of Satan and of sin, may take upon them the light burden and sweet yoke
of Thy holy law; that Thy Name may be known and praised through all the
earth. Behold, O Lord, how many are there who still remain in the
darkness of error and of sin; and amongst those who know Thy Name,
behold how many, with an unspeakable malice, love and worship
themselves and created things, instead of Thee, Who art the only and
infinite God! Grant, then, we beseech Thee, by Thine almighty grace,
that all mankind may become one family of Saints, seeking only Thy
kingdom and justice. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
At the Creed.
I FIRMLY believe ----- because God, Who is
infallible truth, hath so revealed it to the holy Catholic Church, and
through the Church to us -----
firmly believe that there is only one God,
in three Divine Persons, equal and distinct, the Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost: that the Son became Man, and through the operation of the
Holy Spirit took flesh and a human soul in the womb of the most pure
Virgin Mary, died for us upon the Cross, rose again, ascended into
Heaven, and will come from thence at the end of the world to judge all
the living and dead, to give Paradise to the good, and Hell to the
wicked forever; and furthermore, upon the same motive, I believe
everything that holy Church believes and teaches. In this faith I
desire to live and die. Grant, O, Lord, that my life may be conformable
with my faith, that my faith may be animated by good works, that I
may never be ashamed to declare myself a Catholic, and may constantly
maintain the interests of Thy holy religion. Draw closer to me, Lord,
the bonds that bind me to Thy holy Church; put into my heart a spirit
of perfect obedience to its lawful pastors. In its bosom I became Thy
child, and in its bosom I desire to live and die.
During the Offertory.
I ADORE Thee, O my God; and, in union with the priest, offer
Thee this sacrifice, for Thy honor and glory, in thanksgiving for all
the benefits conferred upon
myself and upon the whole world; and in satisfaction for my many sins,
and the sins of all men. Accept, O Lord, this holocaust, which is no
other than Thy Divine Son, at once made Priest and Victim, and apply
His saving merits to my needy soul.
Be comforted, O my heart, Jesus sacrifices Himself for thee. O my
Lord Jesus Christ, in remembrance and praise of
Thy boundless love with which Thou didst give Thyself wholly to us upon
the altar of the Cross, behold I offer unto Thee this day this present
sacrifice of the Mass, together with all those which are celebrated
throughout the world, by the hands of Thy priest, to be presented to
Thine Eternal Father, in union with, and in virtue of, that oblation in
which Thou Thyself, dying on the Cross, didst offer Thy sacred Body and
Blood for the salvation of the world.
Grant that the oblation of Thy same Body and Blood, which here is
renewed in mystery, and is made under the form of bread and wine, may
effectually obtain its proper fruit; that thereby the living may
receive grace, and the faithful departed everlasting rest.
Accept, also, O Lord, this same sacrifice, which contains in itself the
fruit of Thy Passion and death, as an act of thanksgiving for the
innumerable benefits Thou hast conferred upon us, and a propitiation
and satisfaction for the countless sins we have committed, the good we
have omitted to do, and the punishments we have deserved. Who liveth
and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
Sin hath made us the enemies of our God, but Jesus Christ, by His
death, hath reconciled us with His Divine Father. It is in the Sacred
Heart that this reconciliation is accomplished. O my soul, how Jesus
Christ hath loved us! At what a price He hath redeemed us! Not with
gold, nor with riches, but by the voluntary shedding of His Blood! He
hath sacrificed Himself for us; let us, then, love only for Him, let us
sacrifice ourselves together with Him.
Thou willest, O Jesus, that I should be a victim of love, wholly
consecrated to Thy Divine Heart; it is my most ardent desire. Thy
benefits are numberless; Thou hast broken the bonds of my servitude;
Thou hast adopted me for Thy child; Thou hast admitted me to Thy table;
Thou hast given me a place in Thy Divine Heart; and even yet, for all
my continual prevarications, Thou preparest me an everlasting
blessedness; how could I ever forget so many benefits? I will publish
Thy mercies, and will never cease to love Thee with all the fervor of
my heart. But, O my God, my heart is not full enough of love and fervor
to be an offering worthy of Thee. What, then, shall I give Thee? I will
give Thee Thy Son.
That Thy Son, the most worthy object of Thy complacency, will supply my
inability, O Lord, look not on me, but on this Divine Offering.
At the Lavabo.
O MY Jesus, would that I could take Thee to witness the holiness of my
life and the innocence of my heart. But, with the Prophet, I must cry
out: It is in Thy mercy only that I place my hope; my consolation is in
meditating on Thy promises to the penitent heart, and Thy faithfulness
in performing them: confounded this day, and encouraged by the favors
which Thou hast bestowed upon me, I can but promise to correspond
better with Thy graces than I have hitherto done. I will purify myself
more and more with tears of penitence; I will bless Thee as I do this
day; and I will sing of the wonders of Thy power and of Thy mercy.
At the Suscipe.
O MOST holy and adorable Trinity, vouchsafe to receive this our
sacrifice, in remembrance of our Savior's Passion, Resurrection, and
glorious Ascension; and
grant that we may die with Him to our sins; rise with Him to a new
life, and ascend with Him to Thee. Let those Saints, whose memory we
celebrate on earth, remember us before Thy throne in Heaven, and obtain
mercy for us, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
At the Orate Fratres.
THE creature can offer nothing to the Creator that can be worthy
of His acceptance; I unite myself, therefore, to the sacrifices of
Jesus Christ, which can
alone merit anything in my behalf. I desire nothing but through Him and
with Him. I have no wish beyond Him. O God of mercy, I seek nothing but
Thy love. Graciously accept of the sacrifice of my heart and of my
whole self, and may it, like the sacrifice of Jesus, be pleasing to
Thee and unite us to Him.
At the Secret.
MERCIFULLY hear our prayers, O Lord, and graciously accept this
oblation which we Thy servants make to Thee; and as we offer it to the
honor of Thy Name,
so may it be to us a means of obtaining Thy grace and life everlasting
hereafter. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
At the Preface.
LIFT up, O Lord, do Thou Thyself lift up my heart to Thee. Take
from it all unholy thoughts, all earthly affections. Lift it wholly up
to Heaven, where
Thou art worthily adored, and to the altar, where Thou art about to
manifest Thyself to me. My life is but one continual succession of Thy
mercies, let it be one continual succession of thanksgivings; and as
Thou art now about to renew the greatest of all sacrifices, is it not
meet that I should burst forth in expressions of heartfelt gratitude?
Suffer me, then, to join my feeble voice with the voices of all the
heavenly spirits, and in union with them to say, in a transport of joy
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are full of Thy
glory! Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of
the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
At the Canon.
O ETERNAL and most merciful Father, behold, we come to offer
Thee our homage this day: we desire to adore, praise, and glorify Thee,
and to give Thee thanks
for Thy great glory, joining our hearts and voices with all Thy blessed
in Heaven, and with Thy whole Church upon earth. But acknowledging our
great unworthiness and innumerable sins, for which we are heartily
sorry and humbly beg Thy pardon, we dare not venture to approach Thee
otherwise than in company of Thy Son, our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus
Christ, Whom Thou hast given us to be both our High Priest and
Sacrifice. With Him, therefore, and through Him, we venture to offer
Thee this sacrifice, to His most sacred intentions we desire to unite
ours: and with this offering which He makes of Himself, we desire to
make an offering of our whole being to Thee. With Him, and through Him,
we beseech Thee to exalt Thy holy Catholic Church throughout the whole
world: to maintain her in peace, unity, holiness, and truth; to have
mercy on Thy servant N ..., our chief bishop, N ..., our prelate, and
on all that truly fear Thee; on our pastor (parents, children),
friends, and benefactors, etc.; on all whom we have in any way
scandalized, injured, or offended, or for whom we are in any other way
bound to pray; on all that are in their agony, or under violent
temptation, or other necessities, corporal or spiritual; on all our
enemies; and, in a word, on all poor sinners; that we may all be
converted to Thee, and find mercy through Jesus Christ Thy Son; through
Whom we hope one day to be admitted into the company of all Thy Saints
and Elect, whose memory we here celebrate, whose prayers we desire, and
with whom we communicate in these holy mysteries.
When the Priest Spreads his Hands over
(Here the bell is rung.)
GIVE ear, we beseech Thee, to the prayers of Thy servant, who is
here appointed to make this oblation in our behalf; and grant that it
may be effectual for the obtaining of all those blessings which he asks
Behold, O Lord, we all here present to Thee, in this bread and wine,
the symbols of our perfect union. Grant, O Lord, that they may be made
for us the true Body and Blood of Thy dear Son; that, being consecrated
to Thee by this holy Victim, we may live in Thy service, and depart
this life in Thy grace.
At the Consecration.
Bow down your body and soul in solemn adoration; make an act of faith
in the teal presence of our Savior's Body, and Blood, Soul and
Divinity, under the sacramental veil. Offer your whole life to Him, and
through Him to His Father: beg that your heart and soul may be happily
united to Him.
At the Elevation of the Host.
(Here the bell is rung thrice.)
HAIL, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, which didst truly suffer and
wast immolated on the Cross for man, Whose
side was pierced, and flowed with water and with Blood; may we have a
foretaste of Thee in the last agony of death. O kind, O loving One,
Jesus, Son of Mary, have mercy on us! Amen.
At the Elevation of the Chalice.
(Here also the bell is run thrice.)
SAVIOR of the world, save us; for by Thy Cross and by Thy Blood
Thou hast redeemed us; help us, we beseech Thee, O our God. Amen. Have
mercy on me, dear Jesus, and grant that Thy Blood may not be shed in
vain for me, I most humbly beseech Thee. Amen.
A Prayer after the Elevation.
LOOK down, O Lord, we beseech Thee, upon this sacred Victim Which was
once offered to Thee upon the Cross, and is now daily offered to Thee.
Remember that Thine Only-begotten Son for us, poor sinners, was
conceived and born into this world; that He suffered a bitter agony and
sweat of Blood for us. He was betrayed into the hands of sinners,
buffeted, spat upon, and in many ways abused; for us He was scourged at
a pillar, crowned with thorns, and nailed to a Cross; for us He died
and for us He triumphed over death by His Resurrection, and He opened
Heaven for us by His Ascension. We desire gratefully to commemorate all
these mysteries this day, in the oblation of this pure and holy
sacrifice. Oh, look not on our sins, but on the infinite ransom paid
for them. And whilst we offer it here below upon our altars, do Thou
receive it upon Thine altar above, from the hands of the Angel of great
Counsel, the eternal Priest; and from thence send down Thy blessing
upon all of us who here below assist at Thy Divine mysteries. Through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
At the Memento for the Dead.
I OFFER Thee again, O Lord, this holy sacrifice of the Body and
Blood of Thine only Son, on behalf of the faithful departed, and in
particular for the souls of
... (here name whom you chiefly
propose to pray for), my parents (if
dead), relatives, benefactors, neighbors, etc. I offer it also
all whom I may have injured, or of whose sins I may have been the
occasion; also for all who may have injured me, or who have been
unfriendly towards me, and for all who have no friends to pray for
them. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we
beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace. Through the
same Christ our Lord. Amen.
At the Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus.
VOUCHSAFE to grant mercy also to us, poor and miserable sinners:
judge us not according to our demerits; but through the infinite
multitude of Thy
mercies, in which we hope, liberally extend to us Thy grace and pardon.
We ask it of Thee in the Name of Thy dear Son, Who liveth and
reigneth eternally with Thee, and in that form of prayer which He
Himself hath taught us.
At the Pater Noster.
OUR Father, Who reignest in Heaven, come and; reign in my soul,
come and sanctify it by Thy presence; come and subject it to Thy holy
will, and render it
obedient to the inspirations of Thy grace. Extinguish in my heart every
feeling of hatred and revenge: forgive me as I forgive. Grant to me
such wisdom and such strength that I may triumph over all temptations.
Deliver me from all those evils which oppress me, and under
which I groan. Being burdened, I come to Thee, as a child to his
father, for help; as a subject to his prince, to be protected; as one
afflicted, to his only succor, to be consoled and comforted.
At the Libera nos.
DELIVER us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and
to come; and by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, and of
Saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that by the assistance of
Thy holy grace we may be always free from sin and secure from all
At the Pax Domini.
Thy Body was pierced, and Thy Blood shed for us!
grant that the commemoration of this holy mystery may obtain for us
peace; and that those who receive it may find everlasting rest.
O Lamb of God, pure and spotless Victim, Who only canst satisfy the
justice of an offended God, vouchsafe to make me partaker of the merits
of Thy sacrifice. What lessons of humility, meekness, charity and
patience dost Thou not give me! Impress these virtues upon my heart,
that it may be to Thee a pleasant habitation, wherein Thou mayest
repose as in an abode of peace.
After the Agnus Dei.
IN saying to Thine Apostles, Peace I leave with you, My peace I
give unto you, Thou hast promised, O Lord, to all Thy Church that peace
which the world cannot give -----
with Thee, and peace with ourselves.
Let nothing, O Lord, ever interrupt this holy peace; let nothing
separate us from Thee, to Whom we heartily desire to be united, through
the blessed Sacrament of peace and reconciliation. Let this Food of
Angels strengthen us in every Christian duty, so as never more to yield
under temptation, or fall into our common weaknesses.
O my good God, and sweet Savior Jesus, Who art present here for my
and givest Thyself to me for daily food, and for the supply of all my
necessities; since without Thee, Who art the true Food of my soul, I
cannot live, I humbly beseech Thee to refresh me spiritually, and make
partaker of that grace which they experience who devoutly receive Thee.
O good Jesus, despise me not, but vouchsafe to visit Thy servant, and
by Thy grace to work and perfect all the effects and virtues of Thy
holy Sacrament in me, to Thy honor, O my God, and the eternal salvation
of my soul. Amen.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ,
inebriate me; water out of the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of
Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me, within Thy Wounds hide
me; suffer me not to be separated from Thee; defend me from the
malignant enemy; at the hour of my death call me, and bid me come
unto Thee, that with Thy Saints, I may praise Thee for all eternity.
At the Domine, non sum dignus.
God can only be worthy of receiving God; how, then, can a soul so
sinful as mine merit so great a happiness! But
Thou, O Lord, regardest not Thy greatness, but Thy mercy. Thou willest
that I come to Thee, as one sick to the physician who can heal him, as
one poor to the rich lord who can assist him. O God of love, behold at
Thy feet the poorest, the most infirm of Thy creatures. Unite
me to Thyself, and I shall become rich and whole in Thy sight. Work, I,
beseech Thee, this miracle, worthy of Thine omnipotence and
While the Priest Communicates.
O SACRED banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His
Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of
future glory is given to us!
Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we may so reverence the sacred Mysteries of
Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever find in ourselves the fruits of
Thy redemption. Amen.
Act of Spiritual Communion for Those
Who do not Communicate.
O MY most
loving Savior, since I cannot have the happiness of receiving Thee this
day, suffer me to gather up the precious crumbs that fall from Thy
and to unite myself to Thy Divine Heart by faith, hope, and charity. I
confess I do not deserve the children's bread; but I venture humbly
to declare that, away from Thee, my soul is dried up with thirst, and
my heart cast down with faintness. Come, then, into me, O my Divine
Jesus! come into my mind, to illuminate it with Thy light; come into my
heart, to enkindle in it the fire of Thy love, and to unite it so
intimately with Thine Own, that it may be no more I that live, but Thou
that livest in me, and reignest in me forever.
Prayer during the Ablutions.
GRANT US, O Lord, a part in the fruits of Thy death and Passion, the
sacred memory of which we have this day
commemorated. I adore Thy goodness, O gracious Lord, for Thine
inestimable favor in admitting me to be present again at that holy
sacrifice where Thou art both Priest and Victim. Oh, make me always
sensible of so great a blessing, and let not my unworthiness put a
bar to Thy mercy and goodness.
At the Communion.
LET it be now, O Lord, the effect of Thy mercy, that we, who have been
present at this holy mystery, may find the benefit of it in our souls.
Oh, how sweet, Lord, is Thy Spirit, Who, to show Thy sweetness towards
Thy children, givest them the most delicious bread from Heaven, and
sendest the proud away empty.
At the Postcommunion.
POUR forth upon us, O Lord, the Spirit Of Thy love, that, by Thy
mercy, Thou mayest make those of one mind whom Thou hast fed with one
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth With Thee, world
without end. Amen.
We give Thee thanks, O God, for Thy mercy in admitting us to have a
part in offering this sacrifice to Thy holy Name; accept it now to Thy
glory. and be ever mindful of our weakness.
At the Last Gospel.
O ETERNAL Word, speak to my soul, which adores Thee in profound
silence; Thou Who art the great Creator of all
things, abandon not, I beseech Thee, Thine Own creature; be Thou my
life, my light, and my all.
O Light eternal, enlighten me as to this present life, and in the life
Reign in me as in Thine Own inheritance; for Thou, O Lord, hast made
me; Thou hast redeemed me. May I be ever Thine!
PRAYERS AFTER MASS.
The Priest with the people recites
the Hail Mary thrice, the Salve Regina:
Hail Mary, full of
grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou
among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy
Holy Mary, Mother
of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the
hour of our death. Amen.
HAIL, holy Queen, Mother of mercy.
and the following:
Hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O GOD, our refuge and our strength, look down with favor upon
Thy people, who cry to Thee; and through the intercession of the
glorious and immaculate
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of her spouse, blessed Joseph, of Thy holy
Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, mercifully and
graciously hear the prayers which we pour forth to Thee for the
conversion of sinners and for the liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother
Church. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Add the Invocation:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. We humbly
beseech God to command him; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the Divine power thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits
who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us. (Three times.)