9. BLESSING OF A LIBRARY (Approved by the Congregation of Sacred Rites, July 23, 1924)

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.

God, Lord of all wisdom, pour out your blessing + on this library. Let it safely withstand fire and every peril, and let it increase its volumes day by day. May all who come here for work or for study grow in knowledge of things human and divine, and grow likewise in their love of you; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.