Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Catechism of the Day

How the Head of the Family Should Teach His Household To Bless Themselves in the Morning and in the Evening

Morning Prayer

In the morning, when you rise,
you shall bless yourself with the holy cross and say:

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

If you choose, you may also say this little prayer:

I thank Thee, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ,
Thy dear Son, that Thou hast kept me this night
from all harm and danger;
and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst keep me this day also
from sin and every evil,
that all my doings and life may please Thee.
For into Thy hands I commend myself,
my body and soul, and all things.
Let Thy holy angel be with me,
that the wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Then go joyfully to your work, singing a hymn,
like that of the Ten Commandments,
or whatever your devotion may suggest.

Quo Pacto Patresfamilias Suam Familiam Formas Benedictionis Unam Mane, Alteram Vesperi Dicendam, Simplicissime Docere Debeant

Benedictio Mane Dicenda

Mane cum surgis e lecto,
signabis te signo sanctae crucis, dicens:

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Deinde innitens genibus vel stans dicas Symbolum et Orationem Dominicam.

His potes et hanc precatiunculam addere:

Gratias ago tibi, mi Pater caelestis, per Iesum Christum,
Filium Tuum dilectum, quod me hac nocte ab omnibus incommodis
ac periculis conservatum custodieris.
Et oro te, ut me hac die quoque conservare et a peccato et
omnibus malis custodire velis,
ut tibi omnia mea facta atque adeo tota vita bene placeant.
Quia ego me meumque corpus et animam ac omnia in manus tuas commendo.
Tuus sanctus angelus sit mecum, ne diabolus quidquam in me possit. Amen.

Postea alacriter ad vocationis tuae operas accedendum est,
cantata psalmo, Decalogo vel alio carmine,
quo excitetur cor tuum.

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