In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
I, a poor, unhappy sinner,
make this solemn declaration before thee, O beloved Angel,
who has been given me as a protector by the Divine Majesty:
1. I desire to die in the Faith
which the Holy,
Roman and Apostolic Church adheres to and defends,
in which all the Saints of the New Testament
I pray thee, provide that I may not depart out of this life
before the Holy Sacraments
of that Church have been administered to me.
2. I pray that I may depart from this life
under thy holy protection and guidance,
and I beseech thee, therefore,
to assist me at the hour of my death
and to propitiate the Eternal judge,
whose Sacred Heart was inflamed with most ardent love
for sinners upon the Cross.
3. With my whole heart I long to be made a partaker
of the merits of Jesus Christ
and His holy Mother Mary,
thine exalted Queen,
and I pray thee,
through the sufferings of Jesus
on the Cross,
to mitigate the agonies of my death
and to move the Queen of Heaven
to cast her loving glance upon me,
a poor sinner, in that dreadful hour,
for my sweetest consolation.
O my dearest Guardian Angel!
Let my soul
be placed in thy charge,
and when it has gone forth from the prison of this body,
do thou deliver it into the hands of its Creator and Redeemer,
that with thee and all the Saints,
it may gaze upon Him in the bliss of Heaven,
love Him perfectly and find its blessedness in Him throughout eternity.
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O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, You have allowed me to reach this hour. Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, deed or thought. Purify me, O Lord, from every spiritual and physical stain. Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, and ... continue reading
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