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  • The Raccolta or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers & Good Works, translated by Ambrose St John of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati Benziger Bros, 1910). With approbation from the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith and the Archbishop of Westminster. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index. May also be read online or downloaded in various formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text DjVu) at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).

The Raccolta is a veritable encyclopedia of Catholic prayers, devotions, and holy works. There are prayers in adoration of God like the Trisagion, various acts of thanksgiving and homage to God, devotions meditating on the Passion of Christ, devotions before the Blessed Sacrament, prayers for a happy death, prayers for the chastity of priests (needful always, for they are Satan’s foremost enemies and choicest targets), various Rosaries and Novenas, prayers for students, prayers for the dying, prayers for the conversion of unbelievers (including prayers for the conversion of Scandinavia and of the Dutch). Among the holy works commended for Christians are almsgiving, visiting the sick in hospitals, and (perhaps to the surprise of our anti-Catholic brethren) pious reading of the Gospel.

The table of contents provides a glimpse of the scope of the Raccolta:

  • ON INDULGENCES 10
  • DECISIONS OF THE SACRED CONGREGATION OF INDULGENCES – STATE OF GRACE 11…
  • INSTRUCTIONS 14
  • I. THE HOLY TRINITY 15
  • 1. The Angelic Trisagion 15
  • 2. Gloria Patri seven times, said by three Persons 15
  • 3. Mass and Prayers in Thanksgiving for Our Lady’s Privileges 15
  • 4. Gloria Patri thrice16
  • 5. Prayers of Thanksgiving for Our Lady’s Assumption. 16
  • 6. Three Offerings of Thanksgiving To obtain a Good Death. 17
  • 7. Triduo, or Novena (made at any time in public or private in honour of the Holy Trinity). 17
  • 8. The Sign of the Gross17
  • 9. Thanksgiving on New-Year’s Eve 17
  • 10. Prayer. 17
  • 11. Acts of Adoration and Thanksgiving to the Blessed Trinity 18
  • 12. Prayer to the Holy Trinity. 18
  • 13. Renewal of Baptismal Vows 18
  • II. ALMIGHTY GOD18
  • 14. Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity 18
  • 15. Chaplet of Acts of the Love of God.  19
  • 16. Prayer.  20
  • 17. Prayer of St Francis Xavier for the Conversion of Infidels.  20
  • 18. Prayer for Peace  21
  • 19. Offerings for the Beginning of the Day and for Mass.  21
  • 20. An Offering.  22
  • 21. A Morning Offering.  22
  • 22. An Act of Faith 22
  • 23. Prayer of St Bonaventure22
  • 24. Prayer. 23
  • 25. Prayer of St Ignatius. 23
  • 26. Prayer. 23
  • 27. Prayer. 23
  • 28. Prayer for the Supreme Pontiff. 23
  • 29. Ejaculation of Resignation to the Will of God 24
  • 30. Ejaculation. 24
  • 31. Invocation. 24
  • 32. Ejaculation. 24
  • 33. Ejaculation. 24
  • 34. Ejaculation. 24
  • III. THE HOLY GHOST24
  • 35. The Hymn and Sequence 24
  • 36. Novena of the Holy Ghost 25
  • 37. Novena for Pentecost 26
  • 38. Gloria Patri seven times26
  • 39. Prayer for the Church. 26
  • 40. Prayer for the Propagation of the Faith. 26
  • 41. Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple, etc 26
  • 42. Ghaplet of the Holy Spirit 26
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  • 43. Prayer to the Holy Spirit. 27
  • IV. JESUS CHRIST 27
  • 44. Rosary of Our Lord. 27
  • 45. Invocation of the Holy Name. 29
  • 46. Hymns and Psalms in Honour of the Holy Name29
  • 47. Prayer for a Holy Death. 32
  • 48. Prayer. 32
  • 49. Prayer. 32
  • 50. Prayer. 32
  • 51. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas. 33
  • 52. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas. 33
  • 53. Petitions of St Augustine 33
  • 54. Prayer for the Conversion of Scandinavia. 34
  • 55. Devotion to the Holy Name. 34
  • 56. Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus 35
  • 57. Prayer for Grace to do the Will of God 36
  • 58. Prayer for the Preservation of Faith 36
  • 59. Prayer for the Love of God. 37
  • 60. Prayer in Honour of the Holy Family. 37
  • 61. Ejaculation. 37
  • 62. Ejaculation of St Jerome Emilian37
  • 63. Ejaculation. 37
  • 64. Ejaculation. 38
  • 65. Ejaculation. 38
  • 66. Ejaculation. 38
  • 67. Ejaculation. 38
  • 68. Prayer to Jesus our Redeemer38
  • 69. Invocation. 38
  • 70. Prayer for the Conversion of Sinners38
  • 71. Prayer to our Lord38
  • 72. Prayer to Jesus, Lover of Children39
  • V. THE CHILD JESUS39
  • 73. Christmas Day. To all who say or assist in Church at the Divine Office39
  • 74. Novena for Christmas. 39
  • 75. Mysteries of the Holy Childhood. 39
  • 76. Novena for the Twenty-fifth Day of every Month. 40
  • 77. Prayer before the Crib. 41
  • 78. Prayer. 41
  • 79. The Month of January. 41
  • VI. THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. 42
  • 80. Novena for Corpus Christi. 42
  • 81. Feast and Octave of Corpus Christi 42
  • 82. Triduo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during the Octave of Corpus Christi 42
  • 83. Corpus Christi42
  • 84. Act of Adoration during the Elevation. 43
  • 85. Frequent Communion. 43
  • 86. Visit during the Forty Hours Exposition 43
  • 87. Visit during Exposition between Septuagesima Sunday and Ash Wednesday. 43
  • 88. Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament. 43
  • 89. Acts of Adoration and Reparation 44
  • 90. Act of Reparation and Ejaculations 45
  • 91. One Hour s Prayer on Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi, and other Thursdays 45
  • 92. Visit to the Holy Sepulchre on Holy Thursday and Good Friday 45
  • 93. Prayer. 45
  • 94. The Hymn Pange Lingua, with Versicle and Prayer. 45
  • 95. Invocations 46
  • 96. Prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori, to be said at a Visit to the most Holy Sacrament  47
  • 97. Prayer.  47
  • 98. Visit to the Blessed Sacrament, with Pater, Ave, and Gloria five times, and Pater, Ave, and Gloria once for the intention of
  • the Pope.  47
  • 99. Prayer for a Visit 47
  • 100. Following the Blessed Sacrament 48
  • 101. Following the Blessed Sacrament to the Sick.  48
  • 102. Prayer to be said during the Elevation in the Mass.  48
  • 103. Ejaculation.  48
  • 104. Act of Spiritual Communion of Saint Alphonsus Liguori 48
  • 105. Act of Homage to Christ, our God and our King 48
  • 106. Hymn of St Thomas Aquinas.  49
  • 107. Prayer.  50
  • 108. Ejaculation.  50
  • 109. Ejaculation after Mass 50
  • 110. First Communicants and their Friends.  50
  • 111. Prayer for the Increase of Daily Communion.  50
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  • 112. Prayer to our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament 50
  • 113. Prayer to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  50
  • 114. Prayers during a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament 51
  • 115. Prayer to be said at the Beginning of Mass.  51
  • 116. Ejaculation.  51
  • VII. JESUS CRUCIFIED 51
  • 117. The Stations of the Cross 51
  • 118. Chaplet of the Stations of the Gross.  54
  • 119. The “Scala Santa” in Rome 54
  • 120. Pious Exercise on Fridays.  54
  • 121. Devotions in Honour of the Five Wounds 54
  • 122. Devotion of the Seven Words 56
  • 123. The Three Hours on Good Friday and any other Friday.  59
  • 124. Devotion for Lent.  59
  • 125. The Prayer, Deus, qui pro Redemptione, etc 59
  • 126. Chaplet of the Five Wounds.  59
  • 127. Prayer, En Ego.  60
  • 128. Prayers of St Pius V, with the Apostles Creed five times 60
  • 129. Invocation of St Thomas Aquinas to the Cross.  60
  • 130. Prayers of St Clare of Assisi 60
  • 131. Hymn, Vexilla Regis 61
  • 132. Prayer to Our Lord scourged at the Pillar.  62
  • 133. Ejaculation.  62
  • 134. Invocation.  62
  • 135. Prayer to Our Lord on the Cross.  63
  • 136. Prayer to Jesus Dead.  63
  • 137. Prayer for a Happy Death 63
  • VIII. THE PRECIOUS BLOOD 63
  • 138. Chaplet of the Precious Blood.  63
  • 139. Prayer.  65
  • 140. Devout Aspirations 66
  • 141. Seven Offerings, in reparation for all the outrages received by Our Lord in the Precious Blood.  66
  • 142. Act of Oblation in thanksgiving for blessings received 67
  • 143. Month consecrated to the Precious Blood 67
  • 144. Prayer to Jesus of Nazareth.  67
  • 145. Ejaculation.  68
  • 146. Offering 68
  • IX. THE SACRED HEART  68
  • 147. Visit to a Representation of the Sacred Heart, exposed for public veneration 68
  • 148. Act of Oblation to be made before a Representation of the Sacred Heart 68
  • 149. Acts of Devotion68
  • 150. Chaplet. 69
  • 151. Visit to any Church or Public Oratory where the Feast of the Sacred Heart is being kept70
  • 152. Novena of the Sacred Heart. 70
  • 153. Prayer for those in their agony. 71
  • 154. Month of June. 71
  • 155. Acts of Homage to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. 71
  • 156. Daily Act of Oblation. 73
  • 157. Act of Consecration of B. Margaret Mary. 73
  • 158. Devotions for Fridays73
  • 159. Ejaculation. 73
  • 160. Ejaculation. 73
  • 161. Ejaculation. 73
  • 162. Ejaculation. 73
  • 163. Ejaculation. 73
  • 164. Ejaculation. 74
  • 165. Litany of the Sacred Heart74
  • 166. Prayer to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the Conversion of Jews and Turks75
  • 167. Prayer. 75
  • 168. Ejaculation. 76
  • 169. Little Office of the Sacred Heart. 76
  • 170. Prayer to the Eucharistic Heart76
  • 171. Prayer to the Sacred Heart. 76
  • 172. Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart. 76
  • 173. Prayer to the Sacred Heart. 77
  • 174. Ejaculation. 77
  • 175. Ejaculation. 77
  • 176. Ejaculation. 77
  • 177. Ejaculation. 77
  • 178. Ejaculation. 77
  • 179. Ejaculation. 77
  • 180. Ejaculation of B. Margaret Mary77
  • X. MARY77
  • A. GENERAL77
  • 181. The Rosary of St Bridget77
  • 182. The Angelus and Regina Coeli.  78
  • 183. Invocation of the Name of Mary 79
  • 184. The Salve Regina and Sub Tuum Præsidium 79
  • 185. Prayers of St Alphonsus Liguori for everyday of the Week, with Ave Maria thrice 80
  • 186. Month of May.  82
  • 187. Psalms in Honour of the Name of Mary.  82
  • 188. Twenty-five Days Preparation for the Nativity, after the example of St Catharine of Bologna.  84
  • 189. The Litany of Loreto.  85
  • 190. Prayer of St Alphonsus.  87
  • 191. Three Offerings.  87
  • 192. Prayer, with Ave Maria, thrice, etc.  87
  • 193. Prayer, O Excellentissima.  87
  • 194. Prayer.  87
  • 195. The Crown of Twelve Stars 88
  • 196. The Memorare 88
  • 197. Prayer, Ave Augustissima.  89
  • 198. The Tota Pulchra, etc.  89
  • 199. Five Novenas for the Principal Feasts of Our Lady.  89
  • 200. Eleven Novenas in Honour of Our Lady 99
  • 201. One Ave and Prayer, O Domina Mea! for Victory in Temptations, especially those against Chastity 99
  • 202. Prayer, O Beata Virgo.  100
  • 203. Prayer of St Alphonsus to be said before a representation of Our Lady.  100
  • 204. Prayer for a Good Death.  100
  • 205. Psalms and Prayers of St Bonaventure for every day in the week.  100
  • 206. Chaplet of the Twelve Privileges of Our Lady.  100
  • 207. Prayer for the Conversion of Heretics and Schismatics 101
  • 208. Prayer for the Conversion of Greek Schismatic’s.  102
  • 209. Act of Reparation 102
  • 210. Prayer.  102
  • 211. Prayer.  102
  • 212. Office of the Blessed Virgin.  103
  • 213. Hymn, Ave Maris Stella 103
  • 214. Reparation for Blasphemy against Our Lady 103
  • 215. The Magnificat 103
  • 216. Prayer of St Aloysius Gonzaga 104
  • 217. Prayer for England.  104
  • 218. Prayer for Reunion 104
  • 219. Aspiration.  104
  • 220. Ejaculation.  105
  • 221. Three Invocations with Ave thrice. 105
  • 222. Ejaculation of St Philip Neri105
  • 223. Chaplet of the Seven Joys of Our Lady. 105
  • 224. Ejaculation. 105
  • 225. Ejaculation. 105
  • 226. Ejaculation. 105
  • 227. Ejaculation. 106
  • 228. Prayer to Our Lady106
  • 229. Prayer to Our Lady106
  • B. MARY SORROWING107
  • 230. The Rosary of the Seven Dolours. 107
  • 231. One Hour’s Prayer108
  • 232. Devotions in honour of the Sorrowful Heart of Mary. 108
  • 233. Devotions for Holy Week and Fridays. 109
  • 234. Ave Maria, etc., seven times109
  • 235. Devotions during the Carnival109
  • 236. Stations of Our Lady’s Dolours109
  • 237. The Month of September. 109
  • 238. Hymn, Stabat Mater109
  • 239. Prayer. 111
  • 240. Prayer. 111
  • C. MARY IMMACULATE 111
  • 241. Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception 111
  • 242. Seven Sundays in Honour of the Immaculate Conception 111
  • 243. The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception111
  • 244. Antiphon, Versicle and Prayer.  111
  • 245. Ejaculation.  112
  • 246. Ejaculation.  112
  • 247. Ejaculation.  112
  • 248. Ejaculation.  112
  • 249. Invocation.  112
  • 250. Invocation.  112
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  • E. OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY 115
  • 260. The Rosary blessed by Canons Regular of St Augustine of the Order of the Holy Cross.  115
  • 261. The Rosary of St Dominic.  115
  • 262. The Month of October 117
  • 263. Prayer.  117
  • 264. The Fifteen Saturdays.  117
  • 265. Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii 117
  • 266. Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary.  117
  • F. VARIOUS TITLES OF OUR LADY 117
  • 267. Prayer to Our Lady of Pity 117
  • 268. Prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour 118
  • 269. Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel.  118
  • 270. Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  119
  • 271. Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence 119
  • 272. Prayer to Our Lady of the Coenaculum 119
  • 273. Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians 119
  • 274. Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians 119
  • 275. Prayer to Our Lady of Africa for the Conversion of the Mussulmans and other Infidels.  120
  • 276. Invocation to be said Morning and Evening 120
  • 277. Prayer to Mary our Helper 120
  • 278. Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Prophets.  121
  • 279. Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Confidence.  121
  • 280. Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes.  121
  • 281. Ejaculation.  122
  • 282. Prayer to Our Lady “Reparatrice 122
  • 283. Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes for a Sick Person 122
  • 284. Our Lady of Ransom 123
  • 285. Seven Saturdays of Our Lady of Ransom.  123
  • 286. Ejaculation to Our Lady “del Pilar” of Saragossa.  123
  • XI. THE HOLY ANGELS  123
  • ST MICHAEL ARCHANGEL 123
  • 289. Hymn, Antiphon, etc.  123
  • 290. Novena of St Michael.  124
  • 291. Angelical Crown 124
  • 292. Prayer to St Michael 125
  • 293. Antiphon.  126
  • ST GABRIEL AND ST RAPHAEL  126
  • 294. Novena 126
  • 295. Prayer.  126
  • THE GUARDIAN ANGEL126
  • 296. Invocation. 126
  • 297. Novena of the Guardian Angel. 126
  • XII. ST JOSEPH 127
  • 298. Responsory, Antiphon, etc. 127
  • 299. Psalms in honour of the Name of St Joseph127
  • 300. Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys. 130
  • 301. Novena of St Joseph. 131
  • 302. Month of March131
  • 303. Prayer. 131
  • 304. Prayer. 131
  • 305. Prayer to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church131
  • 306. Prayer. 132
  • 307. Prayers for those in their Agony. 132
  • 308. Prayer. 132
  • 309. Prayer of St Bernadine of Siena. 132
  • 310. Invocation. 132
  • 311. Invocation. 133
  • 312. Ejaculation. 133
  • 313. Prayer for the Observance of Sundays and Feast Days133
  • 314. Prayer to St Joseph. 133
  • 315. Prayer to St Joseph. 133
  • XIII. VARIOUS SAINTS 133
  • ST JOACHIM133
  • 316. Prayer.  133
  • 317. Prayer.  134
  • 318. Prayer.  134
  • ST ANNE 134
  • 319. Prayer.  134
  • SS. PETER AND PAUL 134
  • 320. Prayer.  134
  • 321. Responsory of St Peter.  135
  • 322. Responsory of St Paul.  136
  • 323. Veneration of St Peter’s Statue 137
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  • ST JOHN, APOSTLE & EVANGELIST 138
  • 325. Prayer.  138
  • ST EMIGDIUS, BISHOP & MARTYR  138
  • 326. Prayer.  138
  • 327. Invocation.  138
  • ST CHALCEDONIUS, MARTYR138
  • 328. Prayer. 138
  • ST GREGORY VII138
  • 329. Prayer. 138
  • ST PIUS V 139
  • 330. Hymn. 139
  • ST NICHOLAS OF BARI 140
  • 331. Prayer. 140
  • ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI 140
  • 332. Prayer.  140
  • ST LOUIS OF TOULOUSE 140
  • 333. Prayer.  140
  • ST DOMINIC 141
  • 334. Prayers.  141
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI  141
  • 335. The Five Sundays.  141
  • 336. Hymn.  141
  • 337. Feast of St Francis 142
  • THE SEVEN HOLY FOUNDERS OF THE SERVANTS OF MARY  142
  • 338. Prayer.  142
  • 339. Seven Prayers.  142
  • ST JOHN OF MATHA  143
  • 340. Prayer.  143
  • ST FRANCIS OF PAOLA 143
  • 341. The Thirteen Fridays in honour of Christ and his Twelve Apostles.  143
  • ST IGNATIUS LOYOLA 143
  • 342. The Ten Sundays 143
  • 343. Prayer.  144
  • ST PHILIP NERI 144
  • 344. Prayers for every Day of the Week 144
  • 345. Prayer.  145
  • ST JOSEPH CALASANCTIUS 146
  • 346. Prayer.  146
  • ST CAMILLUS OF LELLIS  146
  • 347. The Seven Sundays 146
  • 348. Prayer. 146
  • ST VINCENT OF PAUL146
  • 349. Novena146
  • 350. Prayer. 146
  • ST PAUL OF THE CROSS 147
  • 351. Prayer. 147
  • 352. Novena147
  • ST PETER FOURIER 147
  • 353. Prayer. 147
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS147
  • 354. Prayer to St Thomas, Patron of Schools147
  • 355. Little Office of St Thomas Aquinas. 148
  • 356. The Six Sundays. 148
  • 357. Invocation, before Lecture or Study148
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA148
  • 358. Responsory. 148
  • 359. Pater, Ave, and Gloria, thirteen times, in honour of the Saint148
  • 360. St Anthonys Bread. Prayer. 149
  • 361. St Anthony’s Bread. Thanksgiving. 149
  • 362. The Thirteen Tuesdays, or Sundays149
  • 363. Prayer to St Anthony. 149
  • ST VINCENT FERRER 149
  • 364. Prayer. 149
  • ST JOHN OF THE GROSS149
  • 365. Prayer. 149
  • ST ANDREW AVELLINO150
  • 366. Prayers. 150
  • ST MICHAEL DE SANTI 150
  • 367. Prayer.  150
  • ST ANTHONY, ABBOT 150
  • 368. Prayer.  150
  • ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA151
  • 369. Feast Day. 151
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  • 370. The Six Sundays. 151
  • 371. Prayer.  151
  • 372. Act of Consecration 151
  • ST STANISLAUS KOSTKA 151
  • 373. Feast Day. Ten Sundays, etc 151
  • 374. Prayers.  152
  • ST JOHN BERCHMANS 152
  • 375. The Five Sundays.  152
  • ST BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE 152
  • 376. Prayer.  152
  • ST LUCY, VIRGIN AND MARTYR  152
  • 377. Prayers.  152
  • 378. Prayer to St Lucy 153
  • ST AGNES, V.M 154
  • 379. Prayer.  154
  • 380. Prayers.  154
  • ST BARBARA, VIRGIN  154
  • ST JULIANA FALGONIERI  154
  • 382. Prayer.  154
  • ST THERESA, VIRGIN 155
  • 383. Prayer of St Alphonsus.  155
  • ST MARY SALOME 155
  • 384. Prayer.  155
  • ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY 155
  • 385. Prayer.  155
  • ST MARGARET OF CORTONA 156
  • 386. Prayer.  156
  • 387. Prayer to St Blaise.  156
  • ST STEPHEN 156
  • 388. Antiphon and Prayer.  156
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST 156
  • 389. Prayers.  156
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER  157
  • 390. Novena in honour of the Saint.  157
  • ST PAUL OF THE CROSS  157
  • 391. Prayer.  157
  • ST RITA 157
  • 392. Prayer.  157
  • ST JOHN DE LA SALLE 157
  • 393. Prayer.  157
  • SS. BRIDGETT AND CATHARINE OF SWEDEN 158
  • 394. Prayers.  158
  • ST CATHARINE OF ALEXANDRIA  158
  • 395. Prayers for the Promotion of Studies 158
  • 396. BLESSED FRANGUS, Carmelite Confessor.  159
  • XIV. BLESSED CROSSES, CRUCIFIXES, ROSARIES, MEDALS, etc., FROM THE HOLY LAND  159
  • 397.  159
  • XV. THE DYING AND THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING 160
  • 398. Praying for the Dying 160
  • 399. Offering of Masses for the Dying 160
  • 400. The Apostolic Blessing.  160
  • 401. Plenary Indulgence in Articulo Mortis 160
  • XVI. THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED  160
  • 402. The Office of the Dead 160
  • 403. The Heroic Act.  160
  • 404. The De Profundis.  161
  • 405. Holy Week.  161
  • 406. Pater and Ave five times, etc 161
  • 407. All Souls Day.  161
  • 408. Prayers.  162
  • 409. Prayers for Nine or Seven Days.  162
  • 410. League of Perpetual Suffrage.  162
  • 411. Month of November.  163
  • 412. Devotion to the Five Wounds 163
  • 413. Prayers.  164
  • 414. Prayer for the Dead.  164
  • 415. VV. & RR. for the Dead.  164
  • XVII. MISCELLANEOUS 164
  • 416. Visits to the Churches of the Stations 164
  • 417. Visit to the Seven Churches and the Seven Privileged Altars 167
  • 418. The Portiuncula.  167
  • 419. The Gradual or Penitential Psalms 167
  • 420. Christian Doctrine 167
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  • 421. Mental Prayer 167
  • 422. Explanation of the Gospel 168
  • 423. Prayer after saying Office 168
  • 424. Prayers to be said after the Sacrosanctæ 168
  • 425. Prayer for the Conversion of the Dutch.  168
  • 426. The Divine Praises.  168
  • 427. Ejaculations for a Happy Death.  168
  • 428. Beati Mortui, etc.  169
  • 429. Prayer for those in their Agony 169
  • 430. Visiting the Sick in Hospitals 169
  • 431. Almsgiving.  169
  • 432. Prayer for Deaf-Mutes 169
  • 433. Propagation of the Faith 169
  • 434. Against an Unprovided Death 169
  • 435. Ejaculation.  170
  • 436. In Honour of the Blessed Trinity, etc 170
  • 437. Spiritual Canticles 171
  • 438. Prayer, with Ejaculation 171
  • 439. Prayers for a Happy Death.  171
  • 440. Invocations and Petitions.  172
  • 441. Prayers in Times of Calamity.  172
  • 442. Prayers for the Conversion of Japan.  173
  • 445. Prayer of St Benedict Joseph Labre for Times of Necessity 174
  • 446. Prayers for Purity 175
  • 447. Temperance Pledge 175
  • 453. Christian Acts 177
  • 454. Assisting at a First Mass.  177
  • 455. Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas for grace to lead a holy life 177
  • 456. Prayer in Times of Calamity.  178
  • 457. Prayer for the Christian Family 178
  • 458. Prayers to the Holy Family 179
  • 459. Prayer for Benefactors.  179
  • 463. Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.  180
  • 464. Two Prayers for the Increase and Preservation of the Clergy.  180
  • 465. For Clerics and Students putting on a Cotta 181
  • FOR SPECIAL CLASSES 181
  • I. FOR PRIESTS 181
  • 466. Intention before Mass.  181
  • 467. Prayer after Mass 181
  • 468. Prayer to St Joseph, before Mass 181
  • 469. Prayer to our Lady before Mass.  182
  • 470. Preparation and Thanksgiving 182
  • 471. Prayer before Hearing Confessions 182
  • 472. Prayers before and after Confession.  183
  • 473. First Mass.  183
  • II. FOR PRIESTS AND OTHERS IN SACRED ORDERS  183
  • 474. Prayer to our Lord 183
  • 475. Ejaculation.  183
  • 476. Prayer for the Preservation of Chastity.  183
  • III. FOR YOUNG STUDENTS  183
  • 477. Consecration of Studies to Mary Immaculate 183
  • 478. Prayer in Choosing a State of Life.  184
  • 479. Prayer for one aspiring to the Priesthood.  184
  • 480. Prayer to Our Lady 184
  • 481. Prayer for Children in Purgatory.  184
  • APPENDIX 185
  • 482. Prayer for the Conversion of Freemasons.  185
  • 483. Pious Reading of the Gospel.  185
  • 484. Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Pope Pius X 185
  • 485. Prayer to the Queen of Angels by the Ven. Louis Edward Gestac.  185
  • 486. Ejaculation to the Sacred Heart.  186
  • 487. The Twelve Saturdays immediately preceding the Immaculate Conception.  186
  • 488. Prayer to St Paul.  186
  • 489. Litany of St Joseph 186
  • 490. Medals of the Child JESUS 187
  • 491. Kissing the Ring of a Cardinal or Bishop.  187

We wholeheartedly recommend this work, mindful that it is through prayer the Christian is brought closer to the mind and heart of Christ our divine Lord, Who commanded us to pray with trust and humility, always aware of our dependence on God, our unworthiness of His mercy, and the infinite bounty of His love. It is His Spirit Who moves us to prayer, by which, in the nourishment of the sacraments, He sustains us to live and die in the communion of God through Christ in His Church.

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