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the fire of thy love, wası pleased to renew the sacred inarks of thy passion in the flesh of blessed Francis : mercifully grant, through his virtues and prayers, that we may always bear thy cross with patience, and bring forth worthy fruits of pedance. Who livest. GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv.
P. COMM. Deus, qui. O God, who hast many ways demonstrated the wonderful mysteries of the cross in blessed Francis thy Confessor: grant, we beseech thee, that we may always imitate the examples of his devotion, and be fortified by continual ineditation on the same cross. Thro'.
XVIII. St.JOSEPH a Cupertine, c. INTROIT. Eccles. i. The love of God is honourable wisdom, and they to whom she shall shew herself, love her by the sight and by the knowledge of hergreat works. Ps. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longeth and fainteth for the coarts of the Lord. y. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who wast pleased to draw all things to thy only begotten Son, when raised on high : mercifully grant that, by the merits and example of thy seraphic confessor, Joseph, heing raised above all earthly desires, we may arrive at him. Who liveth.
EPISTLE. 1 Cor. xiii.
GRAD. Ps. xx. Thou hast prevented bim, o Lord, with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones. V. He asked life of thee, and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever. Allel. Alle V. The eye of the Lord looked kindly on him: he lifted him from his lunible state, and raised up his head. Alleluic..
GOSPEL, Matt, xxü.
OFFERT. Ps. xxxiv. But when they were trolblesome to me I was clothed with haircloth. I huto
bled my soul with fasting: and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.
SECRET.' We offer thee, O Lord, in honour of thy saints, a sacrifice of praise, by which we hope to be delivered from all present and future evils. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. I am poor and sorrowful; thy sal vation, O God, hath set me up: I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him in praise.
P. COMM. Refecti, as in p. xxvii.
XIX. SS. JANUARIUS, &c. wm.
All as in Mass X. p. xix.
XX. SS. EUSTACHIUS and Companions, mm All as in Mass IX, p. xvii, with a Cominem. of S!
Matthew by the Collect of the Vigil of an Apostle, and the following Gospel at the end of Mass.
GOSPEL. Luke v. 27, 32. At that time : Jesus saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and be said to bim: Follow me. And leaving all things he rose up and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house : an. there was a great company of publicans and of others
, that were at table with them. But the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying to his disciples : Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners: And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole need not the physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
XXI. St. MATTHEW, ap. and Evangelist INTROIT, Os justi, as in p. xxix. COLLECT. Beati Apostoli
. Grant, O Lord, we may be aided by the prayers of blessed Matthew, the apostle and evangelist; that what we cagnot obtain
by our own weakness, may be granted us by his intercession. Thro'.
LESSON. Ezek. i. as on St. Mark's Day.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The glorious choir of apostles praise thee, O Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Mall. ix. 9, 13. Al that time: Jesus saw a man sitting in the custom-house, named Matthew ; and he said to him: Follow me.
And he arose op, and followed him. And it came to pass
as he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many be je publicans and sinners came, and sat down with Jesus
and his disciples. And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples : Why doth your master eat with. publicans and sinners? But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health, need not a physician, but they that are ill. Go then and learn what this meaneth. I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. The Creed.
OFFERT. Thou hath set on his head a crown of precious stones : he asked life of thee, and thou didst grant it unto him. Alleluia.
SECRET. May the offerings of thy church, we beseech thee, O Lord, be rendered agreeable to thee by the prayers of blessed Matthew, thy apostle and evangelist, by whose excellent preaching she is in. structed. Thro'. COMM.
His glory is great in thy salration : glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him, O Lord.
P. COMM. Perceptis. Having received these holy mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of the blessed apostle and evangelist Matthew, that what we have celebrated in thanksgiving for the glory bestowed on him, may be a remedy to 115. Thro'.
XXII. St. THOMAS of Villa Nora, bp. c
All as in Mass XI. p. xxi, ercept d. COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, by whose gifts the blessed bishop Thomas became eminent for his charity towards the poor: we beseech thee, by his intercession, plentifully to pour forth the riches of thy way mercy on all those who call upon thee. Thro'.
COLLECT of SS. Maurice, &c. (Annue. Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that the festival of thy holy martyrs, Maurice and his Coenpanions, may bring joy to our souls: that confiding in their prayers, we may rejoice on their feast. Thro'.
SECRET of the same. Look down, we beseech thee, O Lord, on the offerings we make in memory of thy holy martyrs, Maurice and his Companions, and grant that we may be ever partakers of the fruit thereof by their intercession, in honour of whom they are acceptable to thee. Thro'.
P. COMM. of the same. (Celestibus.) Being me freshed by these heavenly and joyful mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that we may enjoy their protection, in whose triumphs we glory. Thm'
XXIII, St. LINUS, p. m.
An as in Mass II. p. ii. errepl COLLECT. (Deus, qui nos), with its Secret end P. Comm. as in Mass III. p. v.
COLLECT of St. Thecla. (Da qucsumus. mm Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that we who celebrate the passion of blessed Thecla, thy virgin and martyr may find joy on this her yearly solemnity, and be improved by the example of no great a faith. Thro?. DECHET, (Receive,) and P. Comm. (Auvilientur,
of St. Thecla, es in p. xxxl.
XXIV. B. V. MARY of Mercy.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by the most glorious Mother of thy Son, wast pleased to appoint a new order in thy Church for delivering the faithful out of the hands of infidels : grant, we beseech thee, that we also may be delivered from the slavery of the devil, by her merits and prayers whom we devoutly honour in the institution of so charitable a work. Thro.
XXVI. SS. CYPRIAN and JUSTINA, mm.
All as in Mass X. p. xix, except COLLECT. Beatorum. May these, thy holy martyrs Cyprian and Justina, O Lord, be a continual protection to us, for thou wilt never let thy mercy be wanting to those, whom thou favourest with such assistance. Thro'. SECRET, (We bring) and P. Com. (Præsta.) p. xviii,
XXVII. SS. COSMAS and DAMIAN, mm.
All as in Mass IX. p. xvii, except COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee,
Almighty God, that celebrating the festival of thy holy martyrs, Cosmas and Damian, we may, by their intercession, be delivered from all impending evils. Thro'. GRAD. The just cried, &c. p.
xix. V. These were truly brothers, who have triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.
OFFERT. Ps. y. All they that love thy name shall glory in thee. For thou, O Lord, wilt bless