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die a happy death. May I receive Thee before I die. May I say when I am dying, "Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul."

Listen now for a moment to Jesus Christ; perhaps He has something to say to you. There may be some promise that you have made and broken, which He wishes you to make again and keep. Answer Jesus in your heart, and tell Him all your troubles. Then


JESUS, have mercy on Thy Holy
Church; take care of it.

O Jesus, have pity on poor sinners, and save them from hell.

O Jesus, bless my father, my mother, my brothers and sisters, and all I ought to pray for, as Thy Heart knows how to bless them.

O Jesus, have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, and give them eternal rest.



GOOD Jesus, accept this Holy Communion as my viaticum, as if I were on this day to die. Grant that Thy most

adorable body and blood may be the last nourishment of my soul; the sacred names of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph my last words; my last affections, an act of the purest, the most ardent love of Thee, and a sincere sorrow for my sins; my last consolation, to expire in Thy divine arms, adorned with the gifts of Thy holy grace. Amen.


AND now, Lord Jesus, I must retire

from Thy Tabernacle, but not from Thee. My hopes and resolutions are in my heart beside Thee. Do Thou bless and strengthen them.

The old temptations may trouble me again, but if my God is with me who can stand against me?

I have made Thee many promises, and I desire with all my soul, to keep them. My broken pledges of the past make me fearful for the future, but I go forth with a new confidence to-day,-"I live now, not I, but Christ liveth in me."

"Who, then, shall separate me from the Love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."



Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; the while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds pondering over them within me, whilst I call to mind what the Prophet David put in Thy mouth concerning Thee, O good Jesus: They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones. (Ps. xxi, 17, 18.)

Say the Our Father and the Hail Mary five times, for the Pope and the Church.


A plenary indulgence, which can be applied to the souls in Purgatory, may be gained by the faithful who, after having confessed their sins and received holy communion, shall devoutly recite this prayer before a crucifix.

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