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DEVOTION

OF THE

BONA MORS.

Extracted, by permission, from the Book of Devotions used at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London.

DEVOTION

OP THE

BONA MORS;

OR,

ART OF DYING HAPPILY.

läter et orato

LONDON:
BURNS AND LAMBERT, 17 PORTMAN STREET,

AND 63 PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLVI.

138. l. 203

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Devotion of the Bora Mors;

OR,

ART OF DYING HAPPILY,

EXPLANATION.

VARIOUS offices of devotion, designed to honour our Lord's passion and to obtain the grace of a good death, had been often performed in the Gesù at Rome, from the earliest times of the Society of Jesus; and in 1648 a congregation or association for this same holy object was established by the General, Father Vincent Caraffa. Alexander VII. favoured this institution, and encouraged it by several indulgences; Innocent XII. in 1697, and Clement XI. in 1706, approved and confirmed it in the chapels of the Society of Jesus in England. In 1729 Benedict XIII., by an apostolic letter dated September 23d, established a primary or parent Congregation in the Church of the Gesù at Rome, with the title of Our Lord Jesus Christ expiring on the Cross, and of the

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