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result from their refusal. Let all those who chance to be
not err therein.”—Isa. xxxv. 8.
Prayer. Most gracious and merciful God, who, of thy pure bounty, hast bestowed on me, in preference to so many others, the precious gift of faith, which is the beginning of salvation; who hast made me, before reason could direct my choice, a member of the one only and true Catholic Church, wherein I am secured from error, and guided in the road that leads to eternal bliss. Grant, O my God, that I may never prove so ungrateful as to waver in this faith, or to contradict it by my conduct ; but that, till the end of my life, firmly believing what it teaches, and earnestly endeavouring to comply with the duties it lays down, I may merit the eternal reward thou hast promised to those who persevere to the end in the profession of thy faith and the observance of thy commandments. This grace, O my God, I ardently implore, through the death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ, who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
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Page The Preface
V Table of Moveable Feasts... 30 Calendar.........
32 An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine
40 Morning Exercise
43 Morning Prayers
45 A Prayer to be said by Chil
dren for their parents 49 Night Prayers, and a daily
Examination of Con-
..... 50 The Seven Stations of the Passion
53 The Litany of Jesus A Prayer in honour of the
Childhood of Jesus Christ 57 A Litany in honour of the Child Jesus
ib. A short Prayer of St. Ber
nard to the Blessed Virgin 59 The Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
ib. An Act of divine Love and Oblation.
61 Means of sanctifying Study 62 On the holy Sacrifice of the Mass
63 The Ordinary of the Mass.. 72 A Mass for the Dead
88 A Mass on the Passion of our Lord.....
103 Ontte Sacrament of Penance 114 An Examination of Conscience
117 Of Contrition
133 Motives for exciting Contrition
138 An Act of Contrition 146 Resolution of Amendment 148 A Prayer before Confession 151 Of Confession
152 Prayers after Confession 159 Of Satisfaction
Page Of Indulgences
.... 165 An Offering of Sacramental Penance
167 Of first Communion
168 A Prayer for those preparing
for first Communion. 173 Instructions and Devotions for Communion
............. 175 A Prayer for the three Days
before Communion 179 Meditations for the three
Days before Communion 181 1st Day. On the opposite
Dispositions of Commu-
ib. 2d Day.—The Passion of
our Lord applied to the
holy Communion ..... 184 3d Day.-On the Virtues
which should adorn a
Communicant .... 188 Immediate Preparation for
Communion ........ 191 Prayers before Communion 192 A Method of hearing Mass
before Communion 199 Devout Prayers after Communion
220 A Method of hearing Mass after Communion
224 A Prayer for the three Days after Communion
225 Meditations for the three
Days after Communion... 227 1st Day.-On the Senti.
ments which the holy
duce in our Souls ..... ib. 2d Day. - On the Imitation
of Jesus Christ ...... 231 3d Day.-On the Danger of
not corresponding with
Page Preparation for Confirmation .....
240 A Prayer before Confirmation .....
245 A Prayer to the Holy Ghost,
to beg the Descent of that
247 A Prayer after Confirmation ...
253 On the Presence of God ... 254 On the Sign of the Cross 256 On Meditation ...... 259 The Method of Meditation 261 Preparatory Acts for Meditation
262 On the predominant Passion ...
269 Devotions for every Day in the Week
279 Exercise for Sunday.-De
votion to the adorable
ib. Monday - Devotion for the Souls in Purgatory
.... 281 Tuesday.-Devotion to our Angel Guardian........
284 Wednesday: Devotion to St. Joseph... 287
De. votion to the Passion of our Lord......
293 -Saturday.-Devotion to the B. Virgin... 296 On Novenas
301 A Novena in honour of the holy Name of Jesus ib.
to the Sacr. Heart 302 to the B. Virgin 304 to St. Joseph...... 305 to St. Patrick 307
to St. Charles Borromeo
Page A Prayer to St. Augustin 310
to St. Angela 312 to St. Ursula...... 313
to St. Aloysius... ib. On the Choice of a State of Life........
314 A Prayer for the Choice of a State of Life
315 A Prayer to implore the di.
vine Direction in any Un
dertaking .... .... 316 Renewal of Baptismal Vows ib. A Prayer for deceased Parents
318 An Universal Prayer......... 319 The Rosary of Jesus......... 321 On the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin
326 The Rosary of the B. Virgin 329 The Litany of the Life and Passion of our Lord ...... 337
of the blessed Sa. crament
339 for a happy Death 310 A Prayer for a happy Death 342 The thirty Days' Prayer ... 343 A Method of honouring the
Mysteries of the Life and
Passion of our Lord ...... 316 Devotions for the Sick 348 Prayer before receiving the Viaticum.......
351 Short Acts of Thanksgiving
after receiving the Viati-
352 Prayer before Extreme Unction
353 Prayer after Extreme Unction....
354 Preparation for Death ib. Prayers for the Agonizing... 357 The Seven Penitential Psalms
360 Devotions to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus ..... An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Je
368 The Litany of the Sacred Heart
Page An Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart...
370 Devotions to the Heart of Mary
372 The Litany of the Heart of Mary
373 The Dolours of the Blessed Virgin.........
374 The Litany of Loretto, in English and Latin.. 377
of the Saints, in English and Latin......... 379
Page The Vespers of Sunday, in
English and Latin....... 389 Various Hymns and Can
ticles, in English and
401 Little Office of the B. Virgin
423 The Office for the Dead 428
APPENDIX. Reasons for adhering to the
Roman Catholic Religion 454