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The Act of Perfect Contrition

O, MY GOD, I am heartily sorry and beg pardon for all my sins not so much because these sins bring suffering and Hell to me but because they have crucified my loving Saviour, Jesus Christ and offended Thy Infinite Goodness. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

Perfect Contrition immediately washes away even mortal sin, but in such a case it is necessary to go the Confession before Holy Communion. Hence, there is no reason for ever remaining in sin, a condition which leads to habits of sinning. Teach the Act of Perfect Contrition to non-Catholics, especially one in danger of death. Get in the habit of making it yourself. It can save your soul at death if no priest is near for the Last Sacraments.

A Plenary Indulgence
at the Hour of Death

O Lord my God, I now at this moment readily and willingly except at Thy Hand whatever kind of doubt it may please Thee two send me, with all its pains, penalties and sorrows.

Buy a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences of March 9, 1904, Pope Pius X granted a plenary indulgence at the moment of death to all the faithful who, on any day they may choose, shall receive the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist and make the following act with sincere love toward God.

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