by Cardinal Merry del Val


At Thy feet, O my Jesus,

I prostrate myself and I offer Thee

the repentance of my contrite heart,
which is humbled in its nothingness
and in Thy holy presence.
I adore Thee in the

Sacrament of Thy love,
the ineffable Eucharist.
I desire to receive Thee

into the poor dwelling
that my heart offers Thee.
While waiting for the happiness

of sacramental Communion,
I wish to possess Thee in spirit.
Come to me, O my Jesus,

since I, for my part,
am coming to Thee!
May Thy love embrace

my whole being in life

and in death.
I believe in Thee,
I hope in Thee,
I love Thee.



by St. Alphonsus Ligouri

My Jesus,

I believe that Thou art present

in the Blessed Sacrament.

I love Thee above all things

and I desire Thee in my soul.

Since I cannot now

receive Thee sacramentally,

come at least spiritually

into my heart.

As though Thou wert already there,

I embrace Thee and unite myself

wholly to Thee;

permit not that I should ever

be separated from Thee.


Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry

for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins

because I dread the loss of Heaven

and the pains of hell,
But most of all because

they offend Thee, my God,

Who art all good and deserving

of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace,

to confess my sins, to do penance,
and to amend my life.