19. BLESSING OF A CINCTURE

to be worn in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary or a canonized saint

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.

Lord Jesus Christ, we beg you to bless + this cincture; and grant that he (she) who is to wear it may, by the help and protection of the blessed Virgin Mary, your mother, (or of St. N.), be shielded from every danger and obtain health of body and soul. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.