OC 100 Theological Virtues (Act of Faith, Hope, Charity) and of Contrition

April 20th, 2015

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly, according to any legitimate formula, the acts of the theological virtues (Faith, Hope, Charity) and of Contrition. we will discuss indulgence’s fully in another post, so there is no superstition in belief.

Act of Faith

O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.  Amen.

O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer Amen.

O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

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. Amen.


OC 099 Precepts of the Church

March 17th, 2014

PRECEPTS of Catholic Church along with the Ten Commandments, represent the minimum level of moral living; intentional violation of the precepts or the Commandments is a grave matter, meaning a mortal sin. If we fall below this bare-minimum level, we can’t rightly consider ourselves to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. It’s that simple, isn’t it, we all learned that in grade school catechism. If you are a baby boomer you have no excuse, excepting those with any type of dementia.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, Precepts of the Catholic Church(#2041-3)).

  1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.
  2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
  3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.
  4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
  5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.