Thursday, 11 June 2009

A Corpus Christi treat

Whether you're keeping Corpus Christi today or on Sunday, here's a treat for the day found in a box of holy cards. Somebody* decided, on 23 February 1900, to make themselves a list of prayers to say in front of the Blessed Sacrament. I suppose the numbers must refer to page numbers in a prayer book -I wonder if any readers with a large library of early 20th century French devotional works can work out which one!

Prières a dire devant le Saint Sacrement exposé

Litanies du Sacré Coeur de Jésus
Amende honorable au Sacré Coeur de Jésus 373
Consécration au Sacré Coeur de Jésus 378
Chapelet – Mystères douloureux 433
Entretien de Jésus avec l’âme adoratrice 391
Amende honorable à Jésus Crucifié 326
Litanies du trés Saint Sacrement 299

This is exactly the sort of thing I could see myself making, losing and then it turning up over a hundred years later in somone else's box of cards.

*E. Cordieu is my best attempt at making out the name but perhaps just wishful thinking on my part given the presence of so many devotions to the Sacred Heart!

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