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prayerbook - Last Hours
« on: November 13, 2021, 07:31:18 PM »
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  • Please consider getting a copy, especially for those beyond the reach of a priest - as in patients hospitalized for Covid or otherwise.

    The reviews have been encouraging, even strident - saying that this book was like GOLD for spiritually helping with distressed friends or relatives.  

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    If any one saith that true and natural water is not of necessity for baptism, and on that account wrests to some sort of metaphor those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost...,"  Let Him Be Anathama.  -COUNCIL OF TRENT Sess VII Canon II “On Baptism"

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    Re: prayerbook - Last Hours
    « Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 08:36:13 PM »
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  • Where do you find reviews?  I can't even find the publisher.  Is there an imprimatur?
    There is a Last Hours book series, did you possibly read the reviews for it?
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]



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    Re: prayerbook - Last Hours
    « Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 10:58:06 PM »
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  • This book is a convenient compilation of established Church prayers. 

    The Church provides for special efficacy of intercessory lay prayers for the dying, in times of emergency, when priests are not available.

    As we face-down the covid/commie, world genocide, copies of this type of prayer book should be in the hands of every devout Catholic .

    Mainly because for those given the grace to come to Catholic Tradition, we are obliged to pray for the conversion of all our fallen-away family members.




    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: prayerbook - Last Hours
    « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 10:35:31 AM »
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  • The Church provides:

    Apostolic Pardon at the Point of Death



    The Apostolic Pardon is a prayer usually said by the priest for  dying person and is often done in conjunction with Viaticuм.
    It may take one of two forms:

    1. "Through the holy mysteries of our redemption may Almighty God release you from all punishments in this life and the life to come.
        May He open to you the gates of paradise and welcome you into everlasting joy."

    2. "By the authority which the Apostolic See has given me, I grant you a full pardon and the remission of all your sins
        in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Ghost." Amen.

    The Handbook of Indulgences #28 states: "Priests who minister the sacraments to the Christian faithful who are in a life-and-death situation should not neglect to impart them the apostotlic blessing, with its attached indulgence.

    But if a priest cannot be present, Holy Mother Church lovingly grants such persons who are rightly disposed a plenary indulgence to be obtained in articulo mortis at the approach of death, provided they regularly prayed in some way during their lifetime.  The use of a Crucifix or a cross is recommended in obtaining this plenary indulgence.  In such a situation the three usual conditions required in order to gain a plenary indulgence are substituted for by the condition "provided they regularly prayed in some way."

    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: prayerbook - Last Hours
    « Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 07:58:03 PM »
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  • I ordered several and plan to get some more, as we have had occasion to distribute them recently to friends who had family members in the hospital. These are going in all the prep bags. 
    Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. - Nicene Creed


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    Re: prayerbook - Last Hours
    « Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 09:04:22 PM »
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  • The reason for Last Hours, was that after sitting with a dying friend for days, with no prayerbook at hand that had appropriate prayers for just that occasion, it was thought to pull together all the prayers for the sick and dying from the Raccolta and other Catholic prayer books having an Imprimatur.  The prayers in this book all have an imprimatur as they come from a Raccolta or prayerbook having an imprimatur.  The people who have used the book have told us personally that it was a God-send for them.  That is was gold.  We have been personally given these kind of reviews.  The book not only gave great relief to the patient, but those praying with them were affected in a holy manner by the prayers and sentiments it contained.  It was put together for the purpose of readying the soul to meet its Maker - but it is also hoped to be salvific for whoever uses or reads it.  St. Joseph was prayed to while putting it together, and it was dedicated to him.  This is not a money-maker.  There are not tons of copies.  But it is useful perhaps particularly now, with people stranded without priests, or even for people who do not know what to do when sickness or death comes - this seems to give guidance.  It seemed the thing to do to let people to know it was out there.
    If any one saith that true and natural water is not of necessity for baptism, and on that account wrests to some sort of metaphor those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost...,"  Let Him Be Anathama.  -COUNCIL OF TRENT Sess VII Canon II “On Baptism"