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heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm desire of amendment, whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself, and mentally contemplate thy five most precious wounds; having before my eyes that which David spake in prophecy: "They pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones."


BEHOLD, my most loving Jesus, to what an excess thy boundless love has carried thee. Of thine own Flesh and Precious Blood thou hast made ready for me a banquet, in order to give me all thyself. What was it that impelled thee to this transport of love for me? It was thy heart, thy loving heart! O Adorable Heart of my Jesus! burning furnace of Divine Love! within thy most sacred wound receive thou my soul, that in this school of Charity I may learn to requite the love of that God who has given me such wondrous proofs of his love. Amen.

(100 days.)

I ADORE thee every moment, O living Bread of Heaven, great Sacrament.

Jesus, Heart of Mary, I pray thee send thy blessing on my soul.

Holiest Jesus! loving Saviour! I give thee my heart.

May all know, adore, and praise every moment, always the most holy and divine Sacrament.

The Order of Administering Holy Communion to the Sick.

When the Priest is coming to give Holy Communion in a house, always have a table prepared, covered with a clean white cloth, and on it a crucifix, two blessed wax candles, and a small glass of water for the Priest's use.

The Priest, on entering the sick-room with the Most Holy Sacrament, says:

V. Peace be to this house.

R. And to all who dwell therein.

Then placing the Holy Sacrament on the corporal, he adores upon his knees, all present doing likewise; after which he takes holy water, and sprinkles the sick person and the room, saying:

Thou shalt sprinkle me, &c., as page 69. Afterwards he says:

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my supplication come unto thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

HEAR us, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, and be pleased to send from heaven thy holy angel, who may keep, cherish, protect, visit and

defend all who dwell in this abode. Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Confiteor is then said, and the Priest says the Misereatur and Indulgentiam, &c.

Then, again adoring on his knees, he takes the Blessed Sacrament from the pyx, and elevating it, he shows it to the sick person, saying, Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold the Lamb of God, &c.); and repeating three times Domine, non sum dignus, &c., he says:

Receive, brother (or sister), the Viaticum of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he may preserve thee from the malignant enemy, and bring thee to life everlasting. Amen.

But if Communion is not given in the way of Viaticum, he pronounces the usual words, Corpus Domini nostri.

The Priest then washes his fingers in silence, and the ablution is given to the sick person; after which he says:

V. The Lord be with you, &c.

Let us pray.

O HOLY Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, we earnestly beseech thee that the most sacred Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, which our brother (or our sister) has now received, may be to him an eternal remedy, both of body and soul: who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

These things done, if a particle of the Sacrament remains, he genuflects, rises, and taking the pyx with the Blessed Sacrament, he makes with it the sigr. of the Cross over the sick person in silence. If no particle of the Sacrament remains, the Priest blesses the sick with his hand in the usual way.

Extreme Unction.


The Priest, with the holy oil, entering the sick person's room,


V. Peace be to this house.

R. And to all who dwell therein.

Then, after placing the oil on a table, being vested in a surplice and purple stole, he offers the sick person a crucifix, to be piously kissed; after which he sprinkles both the chamber and the bystanders with holy water in the form of a cross, saying the Asperges, &c., as page 69. Then he says:

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who hath made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

LET there enter, O Lord Jesus Christ, into this house, at the entrance of our lowliness, everlasting felicity, divine prosperity, serene gladness, fruitful charity, perpetual health may the devils be scared from approaching this place, let the angels of peace be present therein, and let all malignant discord depart from this house. Magnify, O Lord, upon us thy holy name, and bless

our conversation: sanctify the entrance of our lowliness, who art holy and good, and abidest

with the Father and the Holy Ghost for ever and Amen.


Let us pray and beseech our Lord Jesus Christ, that blessing he may bless this abode, and all who dwell therein, and give unto them a good angel for a guardian, and make them serve him, that they may consider the wonderful things out of his law. May he ward off from them all adverse powers: may he deliver them from all fear and from all disquiet, and vouchsafe to keep in health those that dwell in this abode. Who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us pray.

HEAR us, O holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, and vouchsafe to send thy holy Angel from heaven, to guard, cherish, protect, visit, and defend all that are assembled in this house. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

After this is said the Confiteor, &c. Then the Priest says:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son , and of the Holy Ghost, may all the power of the devil be extinguished in thee, by the imposition of our hands, and by the invocation of all the holy angels, archangels, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all the saints. Amen.

Then dipping a style or his thumb in the holy oil, he anoints the sick man in the form of a cross on the parts mentioned below, applying the words of the form as follows:

On the eyes.

Through this holy unction and through his

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