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piety, and such a disinterested benevolence, as may, for the love of Thee and in imitation of Thy universal love, be extended to all creatures.

Grant that to Thy greater glory we may earnestly endeavor to promote the salvation of every


Grant us also, O Lord, Thy divine Spirit, which may teach us to love our neighbors, not in word and show only, but in deed and truth. Take from us all bitterness of mind, even towards our enemies; all anger, disdain, suspicion, envy, and whatever is contrary to pure and sincere charity: so that in plain simplicity of heart we may have good opinion of all, judging none rashly, but loving every one in Thee with holy affection, and, both in word and deed, showing them all kindness and brotherly love.


Oh, let us thus endeavor to profit by Thy divine instructions, which have taught us that this world is only given as a preparation for heaven; that we must here school our tempers to the charity and benevolence of Thy kingdom of holy peace, where no feelings of jealousy, anger, or pride can ever hope to be admitted. Let us thus endeavor, O Lord, to obtain here, by prayer and penance, such dispositions as may suit us for the company of Thy blessed of Paradise. Amen.

Our Father Who art in heaven, &c.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, &c.


Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants who are gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in he sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all

who sleep in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.


O Lord, we are aware of our imperfections, for Thou art all holy and pure, and we are made subject to the misguidance of these corruptible bodies. Yet it is our desire to make our conduct more agreeable to Thee by checking at once every inclination to evil. Make known to us, therefore, if we have offended Thee by thought, word, deed, or omission, that we may feel a proper repentance for the past, and endeavor to avoid hereafter whatever we find to be an occasion and temptation to sin. (Pause for Self-examination.)


O God, we are sorry for these as well as for all other sins which we have committed against Thy divine majesty. We are sorry that we have done wrong, because Thou art infinitely good, and sin displeases Thee. We offer Thee our whole hearts, and firmly purpose, by the help of Thy grace, never more to offend. Forgive us, O Lord, and in Thy mercy watch over us for the time to come; and make us ever feel and thankfully acknowledge all Thy great goodness towards us.

For many are the favors given,

Kind Lord, to man while exiled here!
Earth is so fair that even heaven

Could scarce excel wert THOU not there :
And earth itself would be divine

Were all it holds true sons of Thine.

Oh! be our grateful homage paid
For Thy magnificence and love-
That love which all earth's splendors made
To guide our souls to Thee above.

While thus on earth Thy glories shine,
Oh, let our hearts, dear Lord, be Thine!

Let our hearts, O Lord, be ever Thine; warmed with the spirit of piety towards Thee; beholding in all things proofs of Thy goodness; and anxious to make the little return in our power by living according to Thy holy precepts and commandments. Amen.

Visit, O Lord, we beseech Thee, this house and family, and drive far from them all snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy angels dwell herein, who may keep us in peace, and may Thy blessing be always upon us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


May the divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Amen.

Evening Prayer.


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

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Our Father Who art in heaven, &c.


Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants who are dead, and restore unto them the joy of Thy sal vation.

Let Thy good Spirit lead them into the right land, and in Thy mercy bring their souls out of trouble.

Enter not into judgment, O Lord, with Thy servants, for no man shall be justified in Thy sight unless Thou vouchsafe to forgive him all his sins. Let not, therefore, we beseech Thee, Thy award of punishment remain upon those whom the true supplication of Christian faith recommendeth to Thee; but, through the assistance of Thy grace, may they escape the sentence of condemnation who, while they were living, were signed with the mark of the blessed Trinity.

Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And mav perpetual light shine upon them.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, &c.


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty: from thence He shall come to judge both the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.


Merciful God, we humbly thank Thee for having revealed to us the futurity of bliss to which Thy goodness and justice encourage us to look for ward. Grant that, in every pain and distress, our souls may rise buoyant and inspired by trust in. Thy promises; and that, by subjecting all our worldly interests to the dictates of duty, we may at length receive the reward which Thou holdest out to our patience and fidelity. Amen.


Fill our hearts, O Lord, we beseech Thee, with a grateful memory of Thine infinite perfections, and with thoughts of all Thou hast done for us; that being thus always mindful of Thy goodness, we may, in return, feel a constant lively charity; and may endeavor to love Thee "with our whole hearts, our whole souls, with all our strength, and with all our mind, and our neighbors as ourselves." Amen.


O Lord, we lay open our hearts before Thee, and beseech Thee to make known to us all their faults and sinful inclinations. Discover to us if we have offended Thee in THOUGHT-by dwelling on subjects which our minds ought to have shunned, or by judging evil of others; in WORDby speaking irreligiously of Thee, or wrongfully of our neighbors; in DEED-by doing that which Thy providence has forbidden; in OMISSION-by neglecting to praise Thee by the cheerful fulfil

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