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Of all the Feasts observed in England and Ireland, with an obligation of hearing Mass and resting from servile works.

All Sundays in the year.

January 1st, the Circumcision of our Lord, or New Year's Day.

January 6th, the Epiphany, or Twelfth Day.

March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day (not obligatory in England).

March 25th, the Annunciation of the B. V. Mary (not obligatory in England).

June 29th, St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles.

August 15th, the Assumption of the B. V. Mary.
November 1st, All Saints.

December 25th, Christmas Day.
Ascension Day.

Corpus Christi Day (being the 1st Thursday after
Trinity Sunday).


Every day in Lent, except Sundays.

The Eve of Whitsuntide.

The Quarter Tenses, or Ember Days, being the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays next after the first Sunday of Lent; after Whit-Sunday; after September 14th, and after December 13th. The Eves of SS. Peter and Paul; of the Assumption of the B. V. Mary; of All Saints, and of Christmas Day.

The Fridays and Saturdays in Advent.

DAYS OF ABSTINENCE FROM FLESH MEAT. Every day, even the Sundays, in Lent, except when the use of meat is allowed by the Archbishop or Bishop of the Diocese.

All Fridays throughout the Year.

February 2nd, the Purification, or Candlemas Day. 24th, St. Matthias, Apostle.

March 19th, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin. 25th, the Annunciation of the B. V., or Lady Day, observed in Ireland as a holiday.

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April 23rd, St. George the Martyr.

May 1st, St. Philip and St. James, Apostles.
3rd, the Finding of the Cross.

June 24, the Nativity of St. John Baptist.
July 25th, St. James, Apostle.

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26th, St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin. August 10th, St. Laurence, Martyr.

24th, St. Bartholomew, Apostle.

September 8th, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
21st, St. Matthew, Apostle.
29th, Michaelmas Day.

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October 28th, St. Simon and St. Jude.
November 30th, St. Andrew, Apostle.

December 8th, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed

December 21st, St. Thomas, Apostle.

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26th, St. Stephen the Martyr.

27th, St. John, Apostle.

28th, Holy Innocents.

29th, St. Thomas of Canterbury.

Easter Monday and Tuesday.

Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week.


Morning Devotion.

On awaking, raise your mind to God, and bless him for all his gifts to you. For this purpose make the sign of the cross, and


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 50 d. ap.

These figures, &c., denote Indulgences; thus, 50 d. ap., means 50 days' Indulgence, applicable to the souls in Purgatory. We intend marking each indulgenced prayer in this way; pl. means plenary.

Blessed be God. Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen.

During the time of dressing, say some ejaculatory prayers, especially those Indulgenced: we give a selection.


All applicable to the souls in Purgatory.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, the earth is full of thy glory. Glory be to the Father, Glory be to the Son, Glory be to the Holy Ghost. 100 d. pl. once a


May the most just, most high, most adorable will of God be in all things done, and praised, and for ever magnified. 100 d.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart, my mind, and my life.

100 d. each time.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

100 d. each time.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, grant that I may peacefully expire in your holy company. 100 d. each time.


My Queen and my Mother! to thee I offer myself without any reserve; and to give thee a mark of my devotion, I consecrate to thee during this day my eyes,

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my ears, my mouth, my heart, and my whole person. Since I belong to thee, O my good Mother! preserve and defend me as thy property and possession. 100 d., reptd. morng. and evg. Pl. once a month.

O angel of God, whom God hath appointed to be my guardian, enlighten and protect, direct and govern 100 d. each time. Pl. once a month.


25 d. each time.

Jesus, Mary.
My Jesus, mercy.

100 d. each time.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved.

100 d. each time.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

each time.

100 d.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thy Heart. 300 d. each time.

My sweetest Jesus, be not thou my Judge but my Saviour.

50 d.

Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 300 d. each time. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.


100 d. each

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us. each time,

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my

time. Pl, once a month.


Morning Prayer.

100 d.

300. d. each

The duty of Morning Prayers is of an importance, in a spiritual life, which can scarcely be exaggerated. Like a good morning meal, it will carry the soul easily through the duties of the day.

Make the sign of the Cross, saying:-In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen,

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