It has long been the desire of the writer to make a better translation and to make better known the exquisite “Prayers for the Dying.” Few ever read them. Most hear them only when their minds are distracted and their hearts are being torn by the parting of a loved one. Sermons on death are so often filled with dread and fear. Yet in these official prayers of the Church there is nothing but the tenderness that can come only from a mother’s touch, that can be heard only in a mother’s voice. All is consoling; all is hopeful.
By Rev. Francis P. LeBuffe, S.J
Impr, 1935, 64 page booklet.