Solemn Blessing at the Conclusion of the Novena or Triduum
Solemn blessing at the Conclusion of the Novena or Triduum
(From the Supplement to the Missal and Lectionary for the Society of Jesus)
If the presider is a priest or deacon.
P. The Lord be with you.
A. And also with you.
P. God brought together our Father Ignatius and his companions in this least society honored by the name of Jesus, to serve the Church under the banner of Christ the King, and to go on mission throughout the world in obedience to the vicar of Christ. May God bless you all, and the whole Society of Jesus.
P. May God enable you to free yourselves as far as possible from love of all created things, and to seek him in all things, so that you may direct all your love to the Creator of all, loving him in all things and all things in him, in accordance with his holy and divine will.
P. When you have completed your earthly course, may he unite you with your brethren already in heaven, where they praise him for ever, and in so many ways encourage us to build up the Church, the body of Christ.
P. May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son + and the Holy Spirit.
P. Ite et annunciate! Go in peace and in fire-with renewed vision, passion and compassion-to announce the saving News of Christ the Lord to the world.
A. Thanks be to God.
San Ignacio, Kawal ni Kristo (Tim Ofrasio, SJ – Eddie Hontiveros, SJ) or
Sanlibong Buhay or Humayo’t Ihayag (Manoling Francisco, SJ)
Ad Majorem Dei gloriam. (2006)