Please see the sources below.
Duties of your State in Life
A Basic Rule of Life
The Ten Commandments
The Six Precepts of the Church
The Seven Sacraments
The Three Theological Virtues
The Four Cardinal Virtues
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit
The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
The Eight Beatitudes
The Seven Last Words of Our Lord
The Seven Stages of Sin
Why One Should Sorrow for Sin
Why One Should Go to Confession
The Three Marks of Real Penance
The Seven Penitential Psalms
The Seven Deadly Sins And Contrary Virtues
Ways of Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins
Sins against the Holy Spirit
Sins Crying to Heaven for Vengeance
Nine ways Ways of Being Accessory to Another’s Sin
Three Eminently Good Works
Three Evangelical Counsels
The Four Last Things
Subjects for Daily Meditation
Duties of the supernatural order: give glory to God by saving your soul; maintain your soul in a state of grace by frequenting the sacraments and fulfilling the six precepts of the Church and the Ten Commandments; overcome sin and grow in virtue; die in a state of grace.
Duties the married:
Mutual duties: mutual love of affection and service; life in common; rendering the marital debt when it is reasonably requested
Husband duties: head and protector of his family to guide his wife and children; duty to provide enough for wife to stay home and children to have proper care; to administer family property wisely.
Wife duties: show due obedience to her husband; to properly care for education of children and the home; holds the right to not be forced to work. She has a right to stay home since the children have a right to their mother full time.
Children duties: show parents love, reverence, and obedience
Duties at the workplace:
Employer duties: treat employees with kindness; instruct and correct employees; provide for religious observance; pay a just wage to allow a man’s wife to care for the children at home.
Employee duties: due obedience and reverence; faithful service by never stealing employer’s time with personal matters.
- To hear Mass on every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation
- To receive Holy Communion only after careful preparation including fasting, prayer and Confession if necessary
- To make an examination of conscience every day and to go to Confession once a month. Choose one virtue each month to acquire. Repeat as much as necessary. Consider seriously at least every month your approaching death.
- To say one third of the Holy Rosary (five decades) every day
- To fast and abstain on every Friday of the year (excluding Solemnities)
- To begin Lent with a definite written rule
- To give alms to the needy and support my church
- To practice Mental Prayer for 15 minutes each day, particularly on the Passion of our Lord.
- To devote some time each week to reading the Holy Scriptures or learning about the faith
- On hearing the Holy Name of Jesus profaned, to say at least in one’s heart “Blessed be the Name of Jesus” as an act of reparation and intercession
- I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange Gods before Me.
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
- Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day
- Honor thy father and thy mother
- Thou shalt not kill
- Thou shalt not commit adultery
- Thou shalt not steal
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house
- To hear Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
- To fast and abstain on the days commanded
- To confess our sins at least once a year
- To receive the Blessed Sacrament at Easter or within the time appointed
- To contribute to the support of our Pastors
- Not to solemnize marriage at the forbidden times; nor to marry persons within the forbidden degrees of kindreds, or otherwise prohibited by the Church, nor secretly
- Holy Eucharist
- Confession (Reconciliation)
- Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick)
- Holy Orders
- To give counsel to the doubtful
- To instruct the ignorant
- To admonish sinners
- To comfort the afflicted
- To forgive offenses
- To bear patiently the troublesome
- To pray for the living and the dead
- To feed the hungry
- To give drink to the thirsty
- To clothe the naked
- To shelter the needy
- To visit the sick
- To visit the imprisoned
- To bury the dead
- Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
- Blessed are the meek; for they shall possess the land
- Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall comforted
- Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for justice; for they shall be filled
- Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy
- Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God
- Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God
- Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
- Amen, I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.
- Woman, Behold thy Son; behold, thy Mother.
- My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?
- I thirst.
- It is finished.
- Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.
- Spiritual Blindness
- Because sin grieves and offends God
- Because sin is yielding to the Evil One
- Because sin brought the fall of man
- Because sin brought sorrow and suffering
- Because sin caused the Death of Christ
- Because sin separates us from God
- Because sin crucifies Jesus Christ afresh
- Because sin resists the Holy Spirit
- Because sin ruins our character
- Because sin deadens our conscience
- Because sin prevents the working of Grace
- Because sin imperils our immortal souls
- Because “the wages of sin is death.”
- It shows sorrow for sin
- It expresses the need for God’s Grace
- It strengthens the will and enlightens the mind
- It increases the beauty of holiness
- It brings peace to the mind and soul
- It keeps from presumption and pride
- It seeks pardon in God’s appointed way
- It releases from the eternal punishment
- It reduces temporal punishment
- It cleanses in the Blood of Jesus Christ
- It restores to a state of Grace
- It fits the soul for death and judgment
- It show Faith, Hope, and Charity
- It marks the Cross in our lives
- It leaves nothing undone to ensure pardon
- In the Heart – Contrition
- In the Mouth – Confession
- In the Life – Amendment
- Ps. vi. Domine, ne in furore
- Ps. xxxi. Beati, quorum
- Ps. xxxvii. Domine, ne in furore
- Ps. l. Miserere mei, Deus
- Ps. ci. Domine, exaudi
- Ps. cxxix. De profundis
- Ps. cxlii. Domine, exaudi
- Envy………………..Brotherly love
In General: Prayer, fasting and alms; practice of self-denial, detachment and recollection in God’s presence.
Pride: Cultivation of simplicity; seeking meekness and humility of heart; meditations upon the life of Our Lord
Anger: Practicing self-control; silence before speaking; signing the Cross; recognizing the possibly of acts of violence; praying for others or self; rendering good for evil; kindness, patience, forbearance, forgiveness.
Envy: Cultivating charity, magnanimity, rejoicing in the joy or success of others.
Covetousness: Caring little for earthy things; never hoarding; being generous to man grateful to God, giving liberally to the Church and all good works; sharing with others.
Gluttony: Ruling our desires; being temperate and moderate; fasting; avoiding excess; taking less than desired.
Lust: Cultivating purity in thought, word, and deed; refusing to look at, speak or think of suggestive things; avoiding sources of temptation including movies, music or the internet; regular habits; exercise; prayer; fasting; flight in special bodily temptations; recognizing the awful consequences of lust.
Sloth: Living by Rule; being with useful or profitable employment; doing our duties conscientiously to the best of our ability as in the sight of God, for God’s glory; taking proper rest or recreation, but resisting idleness or laziness; singing spiritual hymns or psalms while we work.
- Presumption upon God’s mercy
- Impugning the known truth
- Envy of another’s spiritual good
- Obstinacy in sin
- Final Impenitence
- Willful murder
- The sin of Sodom
- Oppression of the poor
- Defrauding laborers of their wages
- By counsel
- By command
- By consent
- By provocation
- By praise or flattery
- By concealment
- By partaking
- By silence
- By defense of the ill done
Remember, O Christian Soul, that thou hast this day and every day of thy life:
God to glorify
Jesus to Imitate
The Angels and Saints to Invoke
A soul to save
A body to mortify
Sins to expiate
Virtues to acquire
Hell to avoid
Heaven to gain
Eternity to prepare for
Time to profit by
Neighbors to edify
The world to despise
Devils to combat
Passions to subdue
Death perhaps to suffer
And judgment to undergo
 These lists are taken from the 1962 Roman Daily Missal published by Angelus Press as well as the Saint Ambrose Prayer Book published by Lancelot Andrews Press, 1st Ed. V. Rev. Fr. J. Guy Winfrey, editor. The Duties of State in Life are taken from Prummer, nos. 461ff as well as Fr. Chad Ripperger.