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Baltimore Book Of Prayers

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If the greatest legacy of the Council of Baltimore in 1884 was the Baltimore Catechism, a close second was this definitive book of prayers.  Issued in 1889 to fulfill that Council's call for an authoritative and comprehensive compilation of traditional prayers and devotions in English, this magnificent 832-page collection became the constant companion of laymen and clergy, and a devotional mainstay of families.


A partial sampling:


  • Traditional Prayers and Devotions
  • Morning Prayers (two forms)
  • Evening Prayers (two forms)
  • Prayer Before a Crucifix
  • Te Deum
  • Seven Penitential Psalms
  • Forty Hours' Adoration
  • Visit to the Blessed Sacrament
  • 6 Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (including: Litany of the Sacred Heart * Act of Solemn Consecration to the Sacred Heart * Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart * Prayer to Sacred Heart in the Blessed Sacrament)
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Devotion of the Seven Last Words on the Cross
  • Rosary of the Blessed Virgin (including: Form of Blessing Rosaries * Method of Reciting the Rosary * Special prayers for beginning and end of each Mystery * Prayer of St. Aloysius Gonzaga)
  • Devotions to St. Joseph
  • Devotions to St. Therese of the Child Jesus
  • Vespers (including: the Magnificat * Commemoration of All Saints * Psalms for Sundays and Feasts)
  • Grace Before/After Meals
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament: traditional long form
  • 39 Prayers for Special Intentions: (e.g., For the Church * For Clergy and Religious * For the Pope * For a Family or Congregation * For Peace in a Congregation * Against Persecutors * In Any Necessity * In Any Tribulation * In Time of Famine or Pestilence * For Rain * For Fair Weather * For the Gift of Tears * For Forgiveness of Sins * For the Tempted and Afflicted * Against Evil Thoughts * For Continence * For Humility * For Patience * For Charity * For Those at Sea * For Heretics and Schismatics * For Jews * For Pagans * For Friends * For Enemies * Short Recommendation to God * For the Sick * For the Dying * For the Dead * Before Study or Instruction * For a Spouse * Prayer of Parents for Themselves * For Their Children * Child's Prayer * For Choosing a State of Life * In Times of Threatened Calamity * For Civil Authorities * For All Things Necessary to Salvation)
  • All the approved Litanies, including: Most Holy Name of Jesus * Blessed Virgin Mary * St. Joseph * The Saints
  • Basics of Catholic Faith and Practice:
  • What Every Christian Must Believe
  • What Every Christian Must Do
  • Prayers Every Christian Must Know
  • Basics of Christian Doctrine (e.g., Commandments of God and Church * Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Ghost * Sins and Virtues * Works of Mercy * Four Last Things)
  • The Creeds (e.g., Athanasian * Apostles' * Nicene * Of Pope Pius IV)
  • Instructions and Devotions for Sacraments and Ceremonies
  • Instructions and Devotions for Confession (including: Prayer for a Good Confession * Complete Examination of Conscience, with special prayers * Directions for Confession * Considerations to Excite Contrition * Thanksgiving After Confession * Prayer Before Performing Penance * Prayer for the Priest * Prayer for Pardon and Amendment * Prayers Against the 7 Deadly Sins)
  • Instructions and Devotions for Holy Communion (including: Psalms * Saints' Prayers * Acts of Contrition, Faith, Hope, Love, Humility, Reparation * Resolution of Amendment * Aspirations * Prayers to the BVM and St. Joseph * Direction of the Intention * Prayer for Grace * Acts of Adoration, Praise, Thanksgiving, Self-Consecration, Union with Christ and the BVM * 37 Devotions for Hearing Mass (e.g., Prayers Before Mass * Acts of Humility, Praise, Faith, etc. * Thanksgiving After Communion * Prayers After Mass)
  • 5 Special Prayers for Holy Matrimony (Husband's Prayer * Wife's Prayer *
  • Parent's Prayer)
  • 21 Devotions for the Sick (including: Prayer in the Beginning of Sickness * A Daily Prayer * Acts of Most Necessary Virtues for the Sick * For Patience * In Suffering * Prayers for a Happy Death * Thanksgiving for Recovery * Before Receiving Viaticum)
  • Prayers for the Sick and Dying (To Jesus Suffering * Prayer for the Faithful in Their Agony * Recommendation of a Departing Soul * Litany for the Dying * The Last Agony * The Holy Viaticum * Last Blessing and Plenary Indulgence * Three Devout Prayers Useful for the Dying)
  • Prayers for Mourners
  • Prayers for the Dead (including: Office of the Dead)
  • Order of Blessing Water
  • The Asperges
  • Reception of Converts
  • Blessing of Children
  • The Scapular (including: Form of Blessing and Bestowal)
  • Burial of the Dead
  • Blessings After Childbirth
  • Blessings of Candles and Throats

COMPLETE: Ordinary and Canon of the Pre-Vatican II (Tridentine) Mass (High and Low), plus Propers of the Mass, in Latin and English. Also: Wedding Mass, Mass for the Dead, Hymns and Sequences for the Church's Seasons, Serving the Priest at Mass.

Calendar of the saints with traditional feast days, index

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