Act Of Faith, Hope And Love From Ireland

Just be calm and pray and meditate on these Catholic articles of faith.

Sacerdos Alter Christus - grandeAct of Faith

O My God, I firmly believe that Thou art one only god, the Creator and Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth, infinitely good.  I firmly believe that in Thee, one only God, there are three divine Persons, really distinct and equal in all things, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  I firmly believe that God the Son, the second Person of the most Holy Trinity, became man; that He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that He suffered and died on the cross, to redeem and save us; that He rose the third day from the dead; that He ascended into heaven; that He will come at the end of the world to judge mankind; that He will reward the good with eternal happiness, and condemn the wicked to the everlasting pains of Hell.  I believe these and all other articles which the holy Roman Catholic Church proposes to our belief, because Thou, my God, the infallible Truth, hast revealed them; and Thou hast commanded us to hear the Church, which is the pillar and the ground of truth.  In this faith I am resolved by Thy holy grace to live and die.

“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” 1Tim. 3:15

l_809a0e84f39e48f0bf203f6d4f32954cAct of Hope

O my God, who hast graciously promised every blessing, even heaven itself, through Jesus Christ, to those who keep Thy commandments: relying on Thine infinite power, goodness, and mercy, and on Thy sacred promises, to which Thou art always faithful, I confidently hope to obtain pardon of all my sins; grace to serve Thee faithfully in this life, by doing the good works Thou hast commanded, and which, with Thine assistance, I purpose to perform; and eternal happiness in the next; through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Man of Sorrows_CHRISTUS, PetrusAct of Charity

O my God, I love Thee with my whole heart and soul, and above all things, because Thou art infinitely good and perfect and most worthy of all my love; and, for Thy sake, I love my neighbor as myself.  Mercifully grant, O my God, that having loved Thee on earth, I may love and enjoy Thee for ever in heaven.

Taken from Baronius Press “The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual”.