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COMM. Blessed is the servant whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen, I say to you, be shall set him over all he hath.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that these sacraments may avail to our salvation, by the intercession of those, on whose feast we have with solemnity offered them. Thro'.
XII. ST. MARTIN, p. m.
All as in Mass III. p. v, except EPISTLE. 1 Peter, iv, 13. Dearly beloved ; If you partake of the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed; for that which is of the honour, glory, and power of God, and that which is his spirit, resteth upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter of other men's things.
But if, as a Christian, let him not be ashamed: but let him glorify God in his name. For the time is that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if
what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God? And if the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God, commend their souls in good deeds to the faithful Creator.
GOSPEL. Luke xiv. as in p. iv.
first at us,
XIII. ST. DIDACUS, c.
All as in Mass XV. p. xxviii, except COLLECT. Omnipotens.-0 Almighty and eternal God, who, by a wonderful providence, makest
choice of the weak things of this world to confound the strong mercifully grant, that, being perfected in all humility, we may be raised by the prayers of the holy Confessor, blessed Didacus, to the ererlasting glory of heaven. Thro'.
XV. St. GERTRUDE, V. All as in Mass XX. p. xxxv. ercept COLLECT. Deus, qui.- God, who didst prepare an agreeable abode for thyself in the heart of blessed Gertrude, the Virgin, graciously cleanse our hearts, we beseech thee, through her merits and ittercession, from all stains, and grant we may enjar the same happiness with her. Thro'.
XVII. St. GREGORY Thaumaturgus, bp.c.
All as in Mass XI.* p. xxi, except GOSPEL. Mark xi. 22. At that time Jests answering said to his disciples: Have the faith el God. Amen I say to you, that whosoever shall s to this mountain: Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea, and shall not stagger in his heart, but believe, that whatsoever he saith shall be done, it shall be done unto him. Therefore I say to you, all things whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that goes shall receive: and they shall come unto you.
XVIII. DEDICATION OF SS. PETER and PAUL
as in Mass XXIII. p. xli.
XIX. St. ELIZABETH, W. All as in Mass XXII. p. Ixxix, except COLLECT. Tuorum. Enlighten the hearts of thy faithful, O most merciful God, and by the prayer of blessed Elizabeth, grant we may despise the please
-ing things of this world, and ever be refreshed with the comforts of heaven. Thro'.
COMMEM. OF St. PONTIANUS,
All as in Mass VI. p. x.
XX. ST. FELIX VALOIS. C.
All as in Mass XV. p. xxviii. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by thy heavenly inspiration didst call blessed Felix thy confessor out of the desert to exercise his charity in the redemption of captives: grant, that having obtained thy grace by his intercession, we may be freed from the captivity of sin, and brought safe to our heavenly country. Thro'.
XXI. PRESENTATION of the B. V. MARY.
All as in the Votive Mass, p. xlv. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who wast pleased that blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, become an abode for the Holy Ghost should this day be presented to thee in the temple : grant, by her intercession, that we may be presented before thy divine Majesty in the temple of God. Thro'.
XXII. St. CECILY, v. m.
LESSON. Eccles. li.
proceed prosperously, and reign. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The five wise virgins took oil in their ressels with their lamps: and at midnight there was a cry; Behold, the Bridegroom comes: go forth, and meet Christ the Lord. Alleluia.
SECRET. May this sacrifice of propitiation an! praise, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of B. Cecily, thy v. and m. ever make us worthy of thy mercy. Thro'. P. COMM. Satiasti. Having fed, O Lord
, thy family with these sacred oblations: ever therefore comfort us with her intercession, whose feast we colebrate. Thro'.
XXII. St. CLEMENT, p. m. INTROIT. Ps. lvi. My words, saith the Lord, which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart from hence: and thy offerings shall be pleasing on my altar. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: in his commandments he taketh great delight. V. Glory.
COLLECT, Deus, qui nos, as in p. v.
of St. FELICITAS. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that by celebrating the feast of B. Felicitas, thy martyr, we may be protected by her merits and prayers. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Phil. ii.
GRAD. Ps. cix. The Lord hath sworn, and be will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever, accordo ing to the order of Melchisedech. V. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand. Alleluit
, Alleluia. V. This is the priest, whom the Lord hath crowned. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xir. Offert. and Comin me in
Of St. FELICITAS. Mercifully look down, O Lord, on the vows of thy people : and grant we may enjoy her patronage, whose festival we celebrate. Thro'.
P. COMM. Corporis. Being nourished by the participation of thy sacred body and precious blood, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that what we perform with pious devotion, may, by the intercession of blessed Clement, thy martyr and bishop, be to us a certain means of salvation. Thro'.
Of St. FELICITAS. Supplices. We humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy saints, thou wouldst increase in us thy giltä, and regulate our lives. Thro.
XXIV. St. JOHN of the CROSS, c. All as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst inspire blessed John, thy confessor, with an ardent love of self-denial and of the cross : grant, we may so fol. low his example, as to obtain eternal glory. Thro'.
Of St. CHRYSOGONUS. Adesto. Give car, O Goi, to our prayers, that we, who in all bumility acknowlodge the guilt of our offences, may, by the
prayers of blessed Chrysogonus, thy martyr, be delivered from the burden of our sins. Thro'.
SECRET. Of the same. De appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the offerings we have made : and defend us from all dangers by the intercession of blessed Chrysogonus, thy martyr. Thro'.
P. COMM. Tui, Domine. Grant, O Lord, that by the participation of thy sacrament, we may be cicansed from our secret sins, and freed from the shares of our enemies. Thro'.
Of St. CHRYSOGONUS. Tui, Domine. May we, o Lord, by the participation of this thy sacrament, be both cleansed from our sins, and delivered fruin all the snares of our enemies. Thro'.