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Inisighs and teats to thee we suppliants fly.
Rise glorious Advocate,exert thy love; And let our vows those eyes of pity
This exile past, O clement Maid obtain, That we may Jesus see, and with him seign
V. Pray for us, Holy Mother of God. R That we may be made wors thy of the promises of Christ,
Let us pray.
Lmighty eternal God, who didst prepare the soul and body of the glorious virgin mother Mary, by the Co-operation of the Holy Ghost, that she might be a worthy habitation for thy son; grant that we, who rejoice in her commemoration, may by her pious intercession, be delivered from present evils, and from eternal death. Thro the same Christ our Lord, R. Amen.,
A Prayer proper to be daily repeated in time of sickness.
Ord Jesus Christ, behold I receive this sickness, with which thou art pleased to visit me, as com ing from thy fatherly hand. It is thy will it should be thus with me, and therefore 1 submit: thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May this sickness be to the honour of thy holy. name, and for the good of my soul. For this end I here offer myself with an entire submission to all thy appointments; to suffer whatever thou pleasest, as long as thou pleasest, and in what manner thou pleasest; for I am thy creature, QLord, who have most ungratefully offended thee; and since my sins have a long time cried aloud to heaven for justice, why shall I now complain if I feel thy hand upon→→ me? No, my God, thou art just in all thy ways; I have truly deserved thy punishment, and therefore I have no reason to complain of thee, but only of my own wickedness.
But rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy fury, nor chastize me in thy wrath;
wrath; but have regard to my weak. ness. Thou knowest how frail I am; that I am nothing but dust and ashes: deal not with me, therefore, according to my iniquities, bur, ac cording to the multitude of thy most tender mercies, have compassion on me. Oh let thy justice be tempered with mercy, and let thy Heavenly graces come in to my assistance to sup-port me under this. my illness.. Confirm my soul with strength from above, that I may bear, with a true christian patience, all the uneasinesses, pains, disquiets and difficulties of my sickness, and that I may cheerfully accept them as the just punishment of my offences; preserve me from all temptations, and be thou iny defence against all the assaults of the enemy, that in this illness 1 may› no way offend thee; and if this is to be my last, I beg of thee so to direct me by thy grace, that I'may no ways neglect or be deprived of thosehelps, which thou hast, in thy mer cy, ordained for the good of my soul to prepare it for its passage into eternity, that being perfectly cleansed A from
from all my sins, I may believe in thee, put my whole trust in thee, love thee above all things, and, through the merits of thy death and passion, be admitted into the company of the blessed, where I may praise thee for ever. Amen.
FEASTS AND FASTS.
The Eves of those markt *
Days of Devotion are in Italics.
2 Purification. 24 S. Mathias.
25 In Leap-year. March. 19 S. Joseph. 25 Lady day, April
23 S George.
30 S. Andrew.
8 Conception B. V. 21 S. Thomas.