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sor, while he reigned on earth, enlarged her bounds, so being now glorious in heaven, he may be ber protector. Thro'.
GOSPEL. Luke xix. as on the 25th Aug.
SECRET. Favourably look down, 0 Almighty God, on our offerings, and grant, that as we cele brate the mysteries of our Lord's passion, we may imitate what we perform. Thro'.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we may with suitable derotica imitate the faith of thy confessor, blessed Stephen: who, by the propagation of the same faith, merited to pass from an earthly kingdom to the glory of au heavenly one. Thro?
V. St. LAURENCE JUSTINIAN, b.& c.
All as in Mass XI, p. xxi.
VIII. NATIVITY of the B. V.M. Commem. of Adrian, m. as in Mass IV. p.xi.
Should the following festival (which occurs on the
SUNDAY within the OCTAVE of the proceding fall on the XIV. it is transferred to the next vocant day; but if on the XV. then the ensuing Mass said without any commem. of the Octave day.
FEAST of the NAME of the B. V. MARY. INTROIT. Vultum tuum.
COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee. O Almighty God, that thy faithful, who rejoice to der the name and protection of the most blessed Virgin Mary, may, by her pious intercession, be de livered from all evils
here on earth, and be brought to the eternal joys of heaven. Thro'.
COLLECT, &c. of the Sunday after Pentecost.
LESSON. Eccles. xxiv. 23, 31. As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. În me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above boney, and my inberitance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me shall yet hunger; and they that drink me shall yet thirst. He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sid. They that explain me, shall have life everlasting.
GRAD. Thou art blessed, and worthy of our respects, O Mary, the Virgin, who without prejudice to thy virginity, didst become the Mother of the Saviour. V. O Virgin Mother of God! he became man, and was shut up in thy womb, whom the whole world cannot contain. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Post partum Virgo inviolata permansisti : Dei genitrix, intercede pro nobis. V. After child-birth , thou didst remain a pure Virgin: 0 Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke i. as on the 25th March.
Votive Mass. At the end of Mass is read the Gos-
IX. COMMEM, of St. GORGONIUS, m. COLLECT. Sanctus. May the intercession, O Lord, of blessed Gorgonius, thy martyr, bring comfort to thy people; and fill them with spiritual joy on this his sacred festival. Thro'.
SECRET. May the offerings of us thy servants, O Lord, be acceptable to thee, by the intercession of blessed Gorgonius, thy martyr.
P. COMM. Famyliam. Grant O God, that thy servants may taste and be fed with eternal joys: and
by the example of thy martyr Gorgonius, be contin ually replenished with the good odour of thy Son Christ. Who liveth.
X. St. NICHOLAS, of TOLANTINE, b. ande,
All as in Mass XV. p. xxviii.
XI. COMMEM. Of SS. PROTUS, &c. mm. COLLECT. Beatorum. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the constancy of thy holy martyr, Protu: and Hyacinth, may be an encouragement to us in our sufferings; and that, by their prayers, we may find a continual protection. Thro'.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, in memory of thy holy martyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, the gifts which are due to thee : grant, we beseech thee, that we may thereby receive the assistance necessary for eternal life.
P. COMM. Ut percepta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy holy mar tyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, that thy holy mysteries which we have received, may purify us.
XIV. EXALTATION of the H. CROSS.
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who this day Gillest thy people with joy, by the yearly solemnity of the exaltation of the Holy Cross i grant we, bescech thee, that as we believe the sacred mystery of our re. demption in this mortal lise, so we may feel the effects thereof in the life to come. Thro'.
COLLECT, Famulis, &c. of the Nativity,
that bore so sweet a burden: thou alone wast worthy to bear the King, the Lord of heaven. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. John xii. 31, 36. At that time : Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews ; Now is the judgment of the world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself. (Now this he said signifying what death he should die.) The multitude answered him: we have heard out of the law, that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou : the Son of map must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of liglit. CREED.
OFFERT. Defend, O Lord, thy people, by the sign of the Cross, from the snares of their enemies; that we may do thee laudable service, and our sacrifice may be acceptable. Alleluia.
SECRET. Being about to be nourished by the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the standard of the Cross was blessed: we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may eternally enjoy the salutary effects of that precious Cross, which we have the bappiness to reverence. Thro'.
PREFACE. Qui salutem.
COMM. By the sign of the Cross, deliver us, O God, from all our enemies.
P. COMM. Adesto. Assist us, O Lord our God, and by virtue of the Holy Cross, defend those from all danger whom thou causest, with joy, to render it the honour it deserves. Thro'.
XV. OCTAVE of the NATIVITY of the B.V. M. All as on the Conception, with the following Com
mem. of St. Nicomedes. COLLECT. Adesio. Be merciful, O Lord, to the people, that being iinproved by the singular virtues me in of blessed Nicomedes thy martyr, they inay have the continual assistance of his prayers, for the obtaining thy mercy. Thro'.
SECRÉT. Favourably receive, O Lord, the gifts we offer, and may the prayers of blessed Nicomedes
, thy martyr, render them agreeable to thee. Thro!
P. COMM. Purificent. May the mysteries, which we have received, purify us, O Lord; and, by the intercession of blessed Nicomedes, tby martyr, deliver us from all our sins. Tbro'.
XVI. SS. CORNELIUS and CYPRIAN, mm. All as in Mass VIII. p. xv. with a Commen, of
SS. Euphemia, &c. mm. COLLECT. Prcesta. Grant, O Lord, we may with joy receive the effects of our prayers
, so as hapo pily to imitate the holy martyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, in the constant profession of theis faith, whose sufferings we honour with a yearly de votion. Thro',
SECRET. (Of the same.) Mercifully look dors, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings of tby peo ple, and grant that we may enjoy their suffrages, whose feast thou grantest us to celebrate. Thrul
P. COMM. Exaudi. (Of the same.) Hear, O Lord, our prayers, and grant that we may be com tinually defended by the assistance of thy boly mastyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, whose fextival we celebrate. Thro!.
XVII. The STIGMAS of St. FRANCIS. All as on the 4th October, p. 563, ercept COLLECT. Domine Jesz. O'Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the indaming our cold and tepid souls with