Immaculate Heart of Mary's Hermitage


Spirtual Adoption | Home | Mission Statement | Carthusians | Prayer | Devotion | Welcome | Monasticism | Chapel | Horarium | Relics | Links

A Devout Exercise of the Purgative Way
Appointed for each day of the week
by Denys the Carthusian

Over all and each of these things now therefore, as far as thou mayest, sigh and be sorry from thy heart; and, as true contrition demandeth, much more so than over any temporal and punishable wrong. Clearly and with deep sorrow confess them and be ashamed of them. Study closely how to make satisfaction for them, and to have true amendment. For the rest, keep a guard over thyself in all things; be fearful before God and thankful to Him. Be humble, patient, of good report, chaste and sober. Do some bodily mortifications, be discreet and silent, behaving thyself in a grave, profitable and worthy manner. Go forward in all virtues and according to the demands of thy calling, so be thou in word and deed, to the glory of God Almighty, who is high over all and blessed for ever. Amen.

The end of the exercise of the purgative way.

Return to Index

Carthusian Reflections

Copyright 2001-2020 Immaculate Heart of Mary Melbourne Hermitage 

The Webmaster does not endorse, nor control, the advertisements appearing throughout this website.