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same in substance to that which Thou didst consummate on the cross, in obedience to Thy heavenly Father, grant that I too may give my life as a victim sacrificed to Thy glory, and immolated to Thy holy will. I wish for nothing but what may be according to Thy good will and pleasure, and I desire to live and die in the manner most conformable to Thy sacred appointment.

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I thank Thee, O Lord, for having permitted Thy most unworthy creature to take part in a work which is the masterpiece of Thy omnipotence. Pardon, O Lord, pardon all my negligence; grant that, strengthened by virtue of the merits of Thy beloved Son, and our Lord Jesus Christ, I may find admittance into the most august temple of Thy heavenly kingdom, and there be wholly inflamed with the fire of Thy love, by which the soul lives eternally in God, and God in the soul. Amen.

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The excellence of our last end ought to induce us to set the greatest value upon it, and to use our best efforts in order to secure its attainment

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CHAPTER IV.-On the happiness which attends the attainment of our last end.

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On the impossibility of attaining to any real happiness by means of earthly enjoyments

On the happiness which attends the attainment of our end in this life

On the happiness which attends the attainment of our end in the life to come

CHAPTER V.-On the obligation of attending to the attainment of our last end

The contemplation of the divine as well as of the hu-
man nature, shows the obligation which we have of
attaining to our last end.

The obedience which other creatures render to God,
according to their nature, shows the obligation
which we have of attaining to our end
The strict obligation of attending to the attainment
of our last end, is exhibited to us by our Saviour's
injunction, which is contained in the Gospel

CHAPTER VI.-On the importance of attaining
to our last end.

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The importance of attaining to our last end, is shown
by the great value of our immortal soul
The importance of attaining to our last end, is shown
by the serious consequences which follow, from
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The importance of attaining to our last end is evinced
by its being our own individual business
The importance of attaining to our last end, is evinced
by its being our only real business

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CHAPTER VII.-On the manner in which we ought to labour to attain our last end.

We must labour for the attainment of our last end with great diligence and care

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We must labour for the attainment of our end with

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CHAPTER III.-Upon devotion to most holy
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CHAPTER IV.-On £acramental confession. 225 Nature of this sacrament, and proper dispositions for receiving it worthily

Devotions for confession.-A prayer before examination of conscience

An act of contrition

Prayer after confession

CHAPTER V.-On the Holy Communion.

The nature, the object, and the advantages of Holy
Communion

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Preparation for Communion.

Thanksgiving

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Mass.

The excellence of the Mass

dispositions.

Before Mass commences

At the Confiteor

At the Kyrie Eleison

Devout acts, which may be made either before or after
Communion

CHAPTER VI.-The Holy Sacrifice of the

Pious Reflections useful for hearing Mass with proper

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At the Gospel

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At the Offertory

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At the Orate Fratres.

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