22. BLESSING OF A SEISMOGRAPH

Latin Version

(Approved by the Congregation of Sacred Rites, Feb. 13, 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.

Almighty everlasting God, whose very gaze causes the earth to tremble, pour out your blessing + on this seismograph; and grant that the signs of the earth’s tremors may be precisely recorded by it, and then rightly interpreted by man, both for the benefit of your people and for the greater glory of your name; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

O Virgin Mary, in view of your own sorrows take pity on us and pray for us.

St. Emidius, pray for us, and in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, protect us and also this seismograph from the terror of earthquakes.

It is sprinkled with holy water.