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"We must submit to the Will of God and kiss the hand that strikes us, for we know it is better to suffer in this life than in the next, since one moment of suffering willingly accepted for the love God, is worth an eternity of happiness." -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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Introduction

I HAVE written this treatise especially for those who by their vows are called upon to share in the public prayer of the Church. To my knowledge no adequate treatise, such as 1 have aimed at, exists in any language. And when one considers the thousands of souls who...
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The Little Office of Our Lady

A TREATISE THEORETICAL, PRACTICAL, AND EXEGETICAL BY ETHELRED L. TAUNTON Priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night." Isaias Ixii. 6 London JOHN BALE, SONS & DANIELSSON,...
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The Penitent’s Litany

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity. [Psalm 50:3]. Lord, have mercy on me. Christ, have mercy on me. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on me. God the Son, Redeemer of the...
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Marriage of the Blessed Virgin to Saint Joseph

From The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich The Blessed Virgin lived with other virgins in the Temple under the care of pious matrons. The maidens employed themselves with embroidery and other forms of decoration of carpets and...
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Introduction

I HAVE written this treatise especially for those who by their vows are called upon to share in the public prayer of the Church. To my knowledge no adequate treatise, such as 1 have aimed at, exists in any language. And when one considers the thousands of souls who...

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The Penitent’s Litany

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity. [Psalm 50:3]. Lord, have mercy on me. Christ, have mercy on me. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on me. God the Son, Redeemer of the...

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Chapter One: Preliminary Words on Perfection — The Four Things Necessary for this Combat

CHRISTIAN SOUL! If you seek to reach the loftiest peak of perfection, and to unite yourself so intimately with God that you become one with spirit with Him, you must first know the true nature and perfection of spirituality in order to succeed in the most sublime undertaking that can be experienced or imagined.

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“It is the dearest interest of every young man seeking a companion, who is to be the sun of his life, the honor and treasure of his home, that he should find the best, the purest, the most worthy in every way of the devotion of a whole lifetime, and that, having found her, he should not only keep her pure, stainless, and worthy of all love and honor, but that every day of his life he should labor to make her more so, and be himself before her eyes the living and ever-present copy of Christ’s goodness and devotion.”

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Darts of Fire

I. Dilexit nos, et tradidit semctipsum pro nobis. "He hath loved us, and hath delivered Himself for us."-----Ephes. v. 2 God had conferred so many blessings on men, thereby to draw them to love Him; but these ungrateful men not only did not love Him, but they would...

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A Holy Death with Our Mother Mary

Despite what the Church says in these days of heresy and apostasy that everyone is saved and goes to Heaven (except for those 'schismatic' SSPX'ers), it is a dogma of Holy Mother Church that extra ecclesium nulla salus -- outside the Catholic Church, no salvation is...

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Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Victory

With the news of the brutal and horrific terrorist attacks tonight in Paris, France, we must offer up fervent prayers for the souls of those whose lives were taken so suddenly, for the wounded, that they may see healing, and their families. Below is a Solemn Novena to...

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