PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH
Oh, my Lord and Saviour, support me in that hour
in the strong arms of Your Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance
of Your consolations. Let the absolving words be said over me, and
the holy oil sign and seal me, and Your own Body be my food, and
Your Blood my sprinkling; and let my sweet Mother Mary breathe on
me, and my Angel whisper peace to me, and my glorious Saints ...
smile upon me; that in them all and through them all, I may receive
the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live, in Your
faith, in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love. Amen.
-- Cardinal Newman
he support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the
evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life
is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us
a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last! -- Cardinal