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APPROBATION OF THE IRISH EDITION

By the desire of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Murphy, thu R C. Bishop of Cork, I have attentively perused the Manuscript of a Book entitled The Ursu. LINE MANUAL; or, a Collection of Prayers, Spi. ritual Exercises, foc. interspersed witii the various Instructions necessary for forming Youth to the Practice of solid Piety.

The fervent Piety, interesting lastructions, and useful Doctrina! Expositions contained in this Work, are extremely valuable; and few books appear to me better fitted than it is to advance the Cause of Religion, Morality, and Virtue. It is calculated, in my opinion, not only to be serviceable in Religious Communities, but likewise in Private Families, and as a Devotiom Book to the Faithful in general.

THOMAS R. ENGLAND, P. P , &c. &c

Cork, April 14th, 1823

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A Prayer for those preparing for first Communion.... 204

Instructions and Devotions for Communion.... 206

A Prayer for the three Days before Communion...... 211

Meditations for the three Days before Communion.. 212

First Day.-On the opposite Dispositions of Com-

municants

212

Becond Day.-The Passion of our Lord applied to

the Holy Communion.....

216

Third Day-On the Virtues which should adorn a

Communicant.....

... 221

Immediate Preparation for Communion...

225

Prayers before Communion....

226

A Method of hearing Mass before Communion 232

Devout Prayers after Communion

242

A Method of hearing Mass after Communion. 246

A Prayer for the three Days after Communion

Meditations for the three Days after Communion.... 258

First Day.-On the Sentiments which the Holy Com-

munion should produce in our Souls..

258

Second Day.-On the Imitation of Christ......... 263

Third Day.-On the Danger of not Corresponding

with the Graces received in the Holy Communion. 268

Preparation for Confirmation

274

A Prayer before Confirmation.

A Prayer for the Holy Ghost, to beg the Descent of

that Divine Spirit with his seven-fold Gifts.. 280

The Ceremony of Confirmation..

281

A Prayer after Confirmation..

288

On the Presence of God....

289

On the Sign of the Cross..

292

On Meditation...

295

The Method of Meditation.

298

Preparatory Acts of Meditation...

299

On the predominant Passions

306

Devotions for every Day in the Week.....

317

Exercise for Sunday. Devotions to the adorable

Trinity.

319

Monday.- Devotions for the Souls in

Purgatory

320

Tuesday..Devotion 10 our Angel

Guardian..

323

Wednesday.- Devoti(as to St Joseph. 326

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