Friday, June 17, 2011

Be Not Afraid of Death - Practice Dying with Frequent Reception of the Sacraments

Since He knows that we would be afraid of death, our good Jesus has left us a way to practice it - frequent reception of the Sacraments. Although confession is the tribunal of mercy, you can go as if it were your last moment, confessing all that you can possibly remember, that might be an obstacle between you and God. Holy Communion too is an opportunity to receive as if it were your first, last, and only communion. In this way you may practice that final encounter with God. Also beneficial is to pray frequently the prayer of St Louis De Montfort, "My Jesus, I adore you and I accept whatever death you permit me to die and whatever judgment you give me."

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