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operations of my body and soul, for obtaining the reward of thy infinite bliss and eternal felicity.

For what else is this world but a school to discipline souls and fit them for the other? And how are they fitted for it but by an eager desire of enjoying God, their only end?

Break my froward spirit, O Jesus; make it humble and obedient; graut me grace to depart hence with a contempt for this world, and with a joyful hope of coming to thee in the

next.

Let the memory of thy passion make me cheerfully embrace all occasions of suffering here for thy love; whilst my soul breathes after that blissful life and immortal glory which thou hast ordained in heaven for thy servants.

O Jesus, let me frequently and attentively consider, that whatsoever I gain, if I lose thee, all is lost; and whatsoever I lose, if I gain thee, all is gained.

Have mercy on all sinners, O Jesus, I beseech thee: turn their vices into virtues, and making them true observers of thy law and sincere lovers of thee, bring them to bliss in everlasting glory. Have mercy also on the souls in purgatory, for thy bitter

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passion, I beseech thee, and for thy glorious name, Jesus.

"Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."-Phil. ii. 8.

HEAR these my petitions, O most merciful Saviour, and grant me thy grace so frequently to repeat and consider them, that they may prove easy steps, whereby my soul may ascend to the knowledge, love, and performance of my duty to thee and to my neighbour, through the whole course of my life. Amen.

Our Father, &c.
I believe in God,

Hail, Mary, &c. &c.

ROSARY OF

The Blessed Name of Jesus.

IN

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

V. Thou, O Lord, wilt open my lips.

R. And my tongue shall announce thy praise.

V. Incline unto my aid, O God. R. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

THE FIVE MYSTERIES OF THE FIRST PART.

I.-The Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

THE MEDITATION.

THE Son of God assumes human flesh out of the pure blood of the blessed Mary, ever virgin, and is made man in her womb.

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O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us [ten times]. Glory, &c.

II.-The Birth of our Lord Jesus
Christ.

THE MEDITATION.

THE Saviour of the world is born for our redemption, his Mother remaining a virgin.

O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us [ten times]. Glory, &c.

III.-The Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ.

THE MEDITATION.

OUR Saviour, being eight days old,

begins to suffer for our sins, and his blood already flows for us. He is circumcised according to the Law, as if he had been himself a sinner.

O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us [ten times]. Glory, &c.

IV.-Our Lord Jesus Christ is found in the Temple.

THE MEDITATION.

OUR Saviour, being twelve years

old, shows himself more than

mortal by his knowledge and wis

dom, teaching the teachers of the Jews.

O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us [ten times]. Glory, &c.

V.-The Baptism of our Lord Jesus
Christ.

THE MEDITATION.

THE Saviour of the world is bap tized by St. John. The eternal Father declares him to be his Son. O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us [ten times]. Glory, &c.

The Prayer.

JESUS, whose name is above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee may bend, of those that are in heaven, on earth, or in hell; who, at the time appointed by the Eternal Wisdom, didst assume flesh in the womb of the blessed Mary, ever virgin, and thus become the Son of David; whose birth gladdened men and angels: who didst begin so early to suffer for us, and to shed on our account that blood which washeth away the sins of the world; whose mortal wisdom appeared at the age of twelve years; to whose baptism all heaven was attentive;

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