Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Enchiridion of Pope Leon, Rome, 1630

"This is the illustration of the wound, in the side of Jesus Christ. Anyone who bear it with him, will not endure any assault of any of his enemies, visible or invisible... For this endeavour it should first be exorcised, drawn upon a new parchment and with new, unused tools, all this on a holy Friday, one hour after midnight, after having recited the whole Passion of Christ. After having drawn the figure, it should be perfumed and always be with you."

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