The Golden Manual; Being a Guide to Catholic Devotion, Public and Private

The Golden Manual; Being a Guide to Catholic Devotion, Public and Private

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...O Lord, as thou didst offer thyself to thy Father, when thou wast fastened to the cross; and as thou didst deserve nothing to thyself which thou didst not give up in sacrifice, so do I -7ish to keep nothing back, but to give up all to thee. Receive, then, 0 Lord, the offering of all my thoughts, of all my affections, of my whole being. I cannot return thee thanke proportioned to thy benefits; and therefore I call to my aid the p. lyers and merits of all those who have the happiness of uniting themselves to thee by fervent Communions. At the Lavabo. O my Jesus, would that I could take thee to witness of the holiness of my life and the innocence of my heart! But, with the prophet, I must cry out: It is in thy mercy only that I place my hope: my consolation is in iLeditating on thy promises to the penitent heart, and thy faithfulness in performing them: confounded at all that I have committed to this day, and encouraged by the fiiFors with which thou hast just loaded me, I can bare, promise to correspond better with thy graces than I have hitherto done. No, never, after the Communion which I have this day made, will I be found in the society of the wicked; I will purify myself more and more with tears of penitence; I will bless thee as I do this day, and I will nig of the wandere of thy power and of thy mercy. At the Preface. The Priest says: Lift up your heats. Answer: Yea, my heart, with all its affections, Ji ifteil up to heaven: let the world disappear from tnioa -yes henceforth I have nothing here below. The Priest continues: Let us give thanks unto ow "rd God. Answer: What can be more meet and just? Can I uo a more sacred duty than to give thanks to a God flio hath heaped such great benefits upon me? Then add: Thou art...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497406
  • 9781236497406