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I. . Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ.

Ry. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

Ave, Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.

II. . Ecce ancilla Domini.

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R. Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail, Mary, &c.

III. And the Word was made flesh.

Ry. And dwelt among us.
Hail, Mary, &c.

Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may, by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 In Paschal time, instead of the "Angelus," the "Regina Cali," p. 167, is said standing.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity now and for ever. Amen. Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful, | I believe.

and kindle in them the fire of thy love.

Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

I most heartily thank thee, O Lord, for all thy mercies and blessings bestowed upon me and upon thy whole Church; and particularly for those I have received from thee this day, in watching over me, and preserving me from so many

1. Place yourself in the presence of God.

God, whose majesty filleth heaven and earth, I firmly believe that thou art here present; that thy all-seeing eye is upon me; that thou knowest all things, and art most intimately present in 2. Give

O almighty and eternal | the very centre of my soul. I desire to bow down all the powers of my soul to adore thee; I desire to join my voice with all thy blessed angels and saints, to praise thee and glorify thee now and for ever.

Our Father. Hail Mary.


3. Ask for Light to And now, dear Lord, add this one blessing to the rest: that I may clearly discover the sins which I have com


evils, and favouring me with so many graces and inspirations, &c. [Here pause and meditate on God's mercies.] Oh, let me never more be ungrateful unto thee, my God, who art so good and gracious unto me.

discover your Sins.

mitted this day, by thought, word, and deed, or by any omission of any part of my duty to thee, to my neigh

bour, or to myself; that no part of my guilt may be hidden from my own eyes,

but that I may see my sins in their true colour, and may detest them as ought.

4. Daily Examination. Examine your conscience, and consider what company you have been this day. the sins committed against God, your neighbour, or yourself; and reflect whether you have fulfilled the duties of your state of life.

AGAINST GOD.-By omission or negligence in the discharge of our religious duties; irreverence, wilful distractions, or inattention in prayer; resistance to the divine grace; oaths; murmurings; want of confidence and resignation. [Pause and examine.]

AGAINST OUR NEIGHBOUR.-By rash judgments; hatred; jealousy; contempt; desire of revenge; quarrelling; passion; imprecations; injuries; detraction; raillery;

where and in Call to mind

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5. An Act of Contrition. O Father of mercies! | who desirest not the death of sinners; look upon me, a miserable sinner, according to the multitude of thy mercies. I acknowledge and confess, and am heartily

sorry for, all the sins of my past life, and of this day in particular. I cast myself at thy feet, and beseech thee to cover all my sins with that infinite love with which thou hast loved us from all

eternity. I grieve from the bottom of my heart that I have been so ungrateful to thee for thy benefits, and have so often offended thee, my God and my chief good. Spare me, I beseech thee,

by the death and love of Jesus Christ thy Son; and mercifully forgive me whatsoever sins I have this day, or heretofore, committed against thee, my neighbour, or myself.

Here you may say the Miserere, p. 180, or any other act of Penance.

6. A Resolution of Amendment. O Almighty God! I firmly resolve, here in thy presence, and before the whole company of heaven, to live henceforth more exactly in conformity to thy will, and to the rule of thy commandments. I resolve to keep a more strict watch over myself; to correct my evil habits; to attend more diligently to my duties; to avoid more carefully all sin, and whatever may lead to it.

But without thy assistance, O Lord, there is no strength in man. Thou, therefore, who makest me to will that which is good, give me also the power to perform it. Grant that I may live soberly, righteously, and piously in this world, and praise thee for

ever with thy saints in the world to come. Despise not, O Lord, my petitions, for thine infinite mercies' sake, but accept this my evening sacrifice, and let it ascend as incense in thy sight.

And you, my holy patrons, pray for me. Thou first, O`holy Virgin, mother of my God; thou too, my angel guardian; and ye, my chosen patrons, N. and N., and all ye heavenly citizens, angels, and saints, who praise God unceasingly, even while we sleep; take me under your protection, and commend me to God; that I may be protected from all the snares of our enemies, who are ever ready to hurt us while we sleep.

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