An electronic reproduction of the Guide for Victim Souls of the Sacred Heart of Jesus compiled from various sources by the Very Rev. Joseph Kreuter, OSB.

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Censor Librorum. Imprimatur + Stephen J. Donahue, S.T.D., Administrator of New York; 1939.

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In your charity, please pray that the Sacred Heart draws many souls here to read, contemplate and be enkindled.

Soli+Deo!

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From the Biography of Mo. Marie Deluil-Martiny: Immolation
by Abbe L. Laplace.
Nihil Obstat. Authur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.
Imprimatur +Patrick Cardinal Hays
New York, July 14, 1926.

Act of Hope and Confidence

Act of Hope and Confidence in God
by St. Claude de la Colombiere
My God, I believe most firmly that Thou watchest over all who hope in Thee, and that we can want for nothing when we rely upon Thee in all things; therefore, I am resolved for the future to have no anxieties, and to cast all my cares upon Thee. In peace in the selfsame I will sleep and I will rest, for Thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.

Men may deprive me of worldly goods and of honors; sickness may take from me my strength and the means of serving Thee; I may even lose Thy grace by sin; but my trust shall never leave me. I will preserve it to the last moment of my life, and the powers of hell shall seek in vain to wrest it from me. In peace in the selfsame I will sleep and I will rest.

Let others seek happiness in their wealth, in their talents; let them trust to the purity of their lives, the severity of their mortifications, to the number of their good works, the fervor of their prayers; as for me, O my God, in my very confidence lies all my hope: For Thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope. This confidence can never be in vain, for no one has hoped in the Lord and has been confounded.

I am assured, therefore, of my eternal happiness, for I firmly hope for it, and all my hope is in Thee. In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped. Let me never be confounded.

I know, alas! I know but too well that I am frail and changeable; I know the power of temptation against the strongest virtue. I have seen stars fall from Heaven, and pillars of the firmament totter; but these things alarm me not. While I hope in Thee, I am sheltered from all misfortune, and I am sure that my trust shall endure, for I rely upon Thee to sustain this unfailing hope.

Finally, I know that my confidence can not exceed Thy bounty, and that I shall never receive less than I have hoped for from Thee. Therefore I hope that Thou wilt sustain me against my evil inclinations; that Thou wilt protect me against the most furious assaults of the evil one, and that Thou wilt cause my weakness to triumph over my most powerful enemies. I hope that Thou wilt never cease to love me, and that I shall love Thee unceasingly. In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped. Let me never be confounded.
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Beloved Master
(Sr. Josefa)

Beloved Master, good and tender-hearted Shepherd! Here is one who loved Thee much while he guarded Thy sheep. Now he is in trouble, but Thou still lovest him and he is still dear to Thee. I love him and honour him because he is Thine. Bring him back and in his place leave me here to suffer his loneliness for him. O Mary, seek out Thy wandering sons and bring them home. They are God's anointed ones: the priests! Amen.

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