St. Joseph's Manual; Containing a Selection of Prayers for Public and Private Devotion with a Brief Exposition of the Catholic Religion
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...to reserve nothing in thy service, to despise and renounce forever every gratification which has not thee, my heavenly Spouse, for its object, that I may be less unworthy to " taste and see that the Lord is sweet.'-' (P3. xxxiii. 9.) O that I could now be united to thee, with the certainty that I should never be separated from thee; but alas! surrounded as we are by an atmosphere of sin, the most intimate union with thee is exposed to the dreadful danger of being dissolved. W'hat, then, have I not to fear from my natural inconstancy, innate malice, and wretched misery? Do, then, my Saviour, thou who hast redeemed my soul at such a price, do, I conjure thee, take me out of this life, and condemn me to all that is most painful in the flames which purify thy elect, if thou foreseest that I shall ever again be so ungrateful as to offend thee. O my sweet Saviour, an the accomplishment of thy will is the perfection of thy love, grant me to do thy will in all things, and that this adorable will may be my delight, my only desire. I cast myself with peaceful confidence into those arms, which were for me extended on the cross. To thee will I have recourse in all my necessities, pains of body, or of soul. Be thou my only joy; let nothing irrelative to thee have power to charm, delight, or please me. My Jesus, best of friends, grant that thy adorable heart, that loving heart into which an entrance was, upon the cross, opened for me by the spear which pierced thy sacred side, may be my abiding-place until called to thy Father's-house, in which Ishall behold thee in thy glory, and without the fear of being separated from thee. VII. " Vhat is there that I ought to do more to my vineyard that I have not done to it P...
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