Contents Subjects for Daily Meditation.
Memento, tuum esse hodie: Remember, Christian soul, that thou hast this day, and every day of thy life:
Deum glorificare,
Iesum imitari,
beatissimam Virginem et Sanctos venerari,
Angelos invocare,
animam salvare,
corpus mortificare,
virtutes a Deo exorare,
peccata expiare,
paradisum comparare,
infernum evitare,
aeternitatem considerare,
tempus bene applicare,
proximum aedificare,
mundum formidare,
daemones impugnare,
passiones frenare,
mortem semper exspectare,
ad iudicium te praeparare.
God to glorify,
Jesus to imitate,
The Blessed Virgin and the Saints to venerate,
The Angels to invoke,
A soul to save,
A body to mortify,
Sins to expiate,
Virtues to acquire,
Hell to avoid,
Heaven to gain,
Eternity to prepare for,
Time to profit by,
Neighbors to edify,
The world to despise,
Devils to combat,
Passions to subdue,
Death perhaps to suffer,
And Judgment to undergo.

The Latin is taken from "Medulla Pietatis Christianae sive Libellus Precum pro Adolescentibus Litterarum Studiosis", Schneider, Joseph, S.J., Cologne, 1876.. The English is from the "Manual of Prayers", Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, 1888.

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