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General Catholic Devotions

COMPILED BY REV. BONAVENTURE HAMMER, O.F.M.

NEW YORK, CINCINNATI, CHICAGO BENZIGER BROTHERS

PRINTERS TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE PUBLISHERS OF BENZINGER'S MAGAZINE

Imprimi Permittitur. FR. CHRYSOSTOMUS THEOBALD, O.F.M., Minister Provincialis. Cincinnati, Ohio, die 30, Martii, 1908.

Nihil Obstat. REMY LAPORT, S.T.L., Censor Librorum.

Imprimatur. JOHN M. FARLEY, Archbishop of New York.

NEW YORK, March 4, 1909.

COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY BENZIGER BROTHERS.

CONTENTS

General Devotions

MORNING PRAYERS EVENING PRAYERS PRAYERS AT HOLY MASS PRAYERS AFTER MASS PRAYERS FOR CONFESSION Before Confession After Confession PRAYERS FOR HOLY COMMUNION Before Communion After Communion VISIT TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS PRAYERS TO JESUS SUFFERING THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS PRAYER TO OUR SUFFERING REDEEMER PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PRAYER FOR ALL THINGS NECESSARY TO SALVATION

THE FOUR APPROVED LITANIES LITANY OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS LITANY OF LORETO, IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY LITANY OF ALL SAINTS

General Devotions

"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. He will do the will of them that fear Him, and He will bear their prayer and save them" ( Ps. cxliv. 18, 19).

"Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, instant in prayer" ( Rom. xii. 12).

Morning Prayers

On awaking, sign yourself with the sign of the cross, saying:

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

I rise in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who redeemed me by His precious blood. Bless, guide, and protect me from all evil, O Lord! Strengthen me to all good and lead me to eternal life. Amen.

After dressing, kneel and say:

My Lord and my God! I prostrate myself before the throne of Thy divine Majesty, and give Thee infinite thanks, O Lord, that I have passed this night safely and have not died in my sins, but was preserved by Thy bounty for Thy further service.

I offer up to Thee all that I shall do and suffer to day, and unite it with the prayers, labors, and sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of His blessed Mother Mary.

OFFERING

TAKE, O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. Thou hast given me all that I am and all that I possess; I surrender it all to Thee that Thou mayest dispose of it according to Thy will. Give me only Thy love and Thy grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will have no more to desire.

Indulgence. 300 days, once a day. (Leo XIII, May 26, 1883.)

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity

MY LORD and God! I most firmly believe all that Thou hast revealed and all that Thy holy Church believes and teaches, because Thou, who art infallible Truth, hast so revealed and commanded.

My Lord and God! Because Thou art almighty, infinitely good and merciful, I hope that by the merits of the passion and death of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Thou wilt grant me eternal life, which Thou hast promised to all who shall do the works of a good Christian, as I purpose to do by Thy help.

My Lord and God! Because Thou art the highest and most perfect good, I love Thee with my whole heart, and above all things; and rather than offend Thee, I am ready to lose all things else; and for Thy love, I love and desire to love my neighbor as myself.

Indulgence. (1) A plenary indulgence, once a month, for devoutly making these acts daily; under the usual conditions. (2) A plenary indulgence at the hour of death, under the same conditions. (3) Seven years and seven quarantines, every time. (Benedict XIV, January 28, 1728.) The same Pope declared that it is not necessary to use any set formula, but that any form of words may be used, provided it expresses the particular motive of each of the three theological virtues... Continue reading book >>




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