24. BLESSING OF A LIME-KILN

Latin Version

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, to whom all creatures owe their origin and are made subject to man’s use by an admirable arrangement of your kindness; who in times past prescribed that your altar be made of stones and smoothly joined together with lime, so that the words of Deuteronomy could be inscribed thereon as a reminder of your commandments; we humbly beg you to bless + this lime- kiln, and to dispel from it all harmful tricks of the devil. Let it be productive and serve its purpose well, with its fires exerting their full force, so that the workmen may receive by your bounty a good quality of lime. And let them in turn likewise receive an increase of your saving grace; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.