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To thee I desire to consecrate all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings; that henceforward I may think of thee, speak of thee, refer all my actions to thy greater glory, and suffer willingly whatever thou shalt appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things thy will may be done, because it is thy will, and in the manner that thou willest.

I beg of thee to enlighten my understanding, to inflame my will, to purify my body, and to sanctify my soul.

Give me strength, O my God, to expiate my offences, to overcome my temptations, to subdue my passions, and to acquire the virtues proper for my state.

Fill my heart with tender affection for thy goodness, hatred of my faults, love of my neighbour, and contempt of the world.

Let me always remember to be submissive to my superiors, condescending to my inferiors, faithful to my friends, and charitable to my enemies.

Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification,

avarice by alms - deeds, anger by meekness, and tepidity by devotion.

O my God, make me prudent in my undertakings, courageous in dangers, patient in affliction, and humble in prosperity.

Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers, temperate at my meals, diligent in my employments, and constant in my resolutions.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure, my exterior modest, my conversation edifying, and my comportment regular.

Assist me, that I may continually labour to overcome nature, to correspond with thy grace, to keep thy commandments, and to work out my salvation.

Discover to me, O my God, the nothingness of this world, the greatness of heaven, the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.

Grant that I may prepare for death; that I may fear thy judgments, that I may escape hell, and in the end obtain heaven; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.


(Plenary once a month, if said every day. At the hour of death one Plenary Indulgence, as also seven years and seven quarantines each time the acts are made. Any form of words will do if they express the three theological virtues.)

Preparatory Prayer.

O almighty and eternal | dost promise, make us to God, grant to us the in- love what thou commandcrease of faith, hope, and est; through Christ our charity; and that we may Lord. Amen. deserve to obtain what thou

An Act of Faith.

I firmly believe there is one God; and that in this one God there are three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; that the Son took to himself the nature of man from the womb of the Virgin Mary, by the operation of the power of the Holy Ghost; and that, in this our human nature, he was crucified, and died for us; that afterwards he rose again, and ascended into

heaven, from whence he shall come to repay the just everlasting glory, and the wicked everlasting punishment. Moreover, I believe whatsoever else the Catholic Church proposes to be believed, and this because God, who is the Sovereign Truth, and can neither deceive nor be deceived, has revealed all these things to this his Church.

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An Act of Contrition.


of thy sovereign goodness infinite perfection, which I love above all things, I am exceedingly sorry from the bottom of my heart, and am grieved for having offended by my

O my God, for the sake | sins this thy infinite goodness; and I firmly resolve, by the assistance of thy grace, never more to offend thee for the time to come, and carefully to avoid all occasions of sin.


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

"For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great amongst the Gentiles; and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts."MALACHY, i. II.

A Prayer on going into the Church. LORD, in the multitude of thy mercies will enter thy


adore thee in thy holy temple, and confess thy name.

When you take Holy Water, say:

SPRINKLE me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

Prayers before Mass. IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. O Almighty Father, behold us thy people presume to appear before thee this day


to offer up to thee by the hands of thy minister, and by the hands of our great High-Priest, Jesus Christ, thy Son, the unbloody sacrifice of his Body and Blood, as a perpetual commemoration of his death and passion. United therefore with our great Mediator and with his whole Church, of heaven and earth, we offer to thee, O Holy Lord, Almighty Father and eternal God, this pure Sacrifice and spotless Victim for thy own honour, praise, adoration, and glory, for all thy mercies and blessings bestowed upon us, and upon all thy creatures, for our offences, and for those of the whole world, that through Jesus we may obtain mercy, pardon, and full remission of all our sins.

O Almighty and everlasting God, the eternal salvation of those who believe in thee, hear us in behalf of thy servants that are sick, for whom we humbly crave the help of thy mercy, that they may be restored to health, if it be thy holy will, and that they may render thanks to thee in thy Church, through Jesus our Lord. Amen.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of thy


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