Friday, December 17, 2010

Catechism of the Day

Evening Prayer

In the evening, when you go to bed,
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, in addition, say this little prayer:

I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ,
Thy dear Son, that Thou hast graciously kept me this day;
and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst forgive me all my sins
where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.
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 to sleep promptly and cheerfully.

Benedictio Vesperi Dicenda

Similiter vesperi, quum confers te cubitum,
signabis te signo sanctae crucis, dicens:

In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Deine flexis 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 die gratuita
misericordia et bonitate tua custodieris.
Et oro te, ut mihi omnia peccata mea,
quae perpetravi et quibus offendi te,
remittere et me hac nocte tua gratia benigne conservare velis.
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.

Atque ita tandem placide et tranquille dormiendum est.

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