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GRAD. Ps. xc.-God hath given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. V. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
TRACT. Ps. xc.—Qui habitat in adjutorio altissimi, in protectione Dei cæli commorabitur. He that dwelleth in the aid of the Most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of heaven. V. He shall say to the Lord, thou art my protector and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust. V. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters : and from their sharp word. V. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust. V. His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night. V. Of the arrow that fiieth in the day; of the business that walketh in the dark: of ruin, or of the noon-ay devil. V. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: But it shall not come nigh thee. V. For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. v. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. V. Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. V. Because he hath hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him, because he hath known my name. He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in his trouble. V. I will deliver him, and I will glorify him: I will fill him with length of days, and I will shew him
my salvation. GOSPEL. Matt. iv. 1. 11.–At that time : Jesus was led by the spirit into the desart, to be tempted by the Devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards hungry. Aud the tempter coming, said to him: If thou be the Son of God, oimmand that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said : It is written,
“ Not by bread alone cloth man live, but by every word that proceedeth out of the inunth of Gocle" Then the Devil took him into the holy city, and set him upon a pinnacle of the temple, aiul said to him: If thou be the Son of (iod, cast thyself down; for it is written : “ He hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hans siiall they bear thee up, Jest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone." Jesus said to him, it is written agam,
“ Thou shalt pot tempt the Lord thy (iol.” Again the Devil took him up into a very high enouitail, and shewed him all the kingiloms of the worll, and the glory of them, and said to him: All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and allore me. Then Jesuis said to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written: “The Lord thy God shalt thou ailore, and him only shalt thou serre.” Then the Devil left him; and behold angels came and ministered to him.” Cremo.
OFFERT, Ps. XC.The Lord will prershadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust, his truth shall compass thee with a shield.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Loril, in the most solemn manner, this sacrifice at the begimming of Lent, humlily beseeching thee, that as we retrench from the food of our bodies, we may also refrain from all noxious pleasures. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xc.-The Lord will overshallow thee with his shouklers: and under his wings thou shalt trust: his truth shall compass thee with a shield. P. COMM. Tui nos.-
:-May the holy oblation, O Lord, of thy sacrament, give us a new life, that, by laying aside the old man, it may bring us to the participation of this saving mystery. Thro'.
MONDAY, I WEEK IN VENT.
INTROIT. Ps. cxxii. As the eyes of the servants
are on the hands of their masters, so are our eyes on the Lord our
God, until he have mercy on us : have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us. Ps. To thee have i lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Converte.-Convert us, o God o ir Saviour, and instruct our minds with thy heavenly doctrine, that this fast of Lent may be beneficial to us. Thro'.
LESSON. Ezek. xxxiv. 11. 16.-Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself will seek my sheey), and will visit them. As the shepherd visiteth his tlock, in the day when he shall be in the midst of his sheep that were scattered: so will I visit my sheep, and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the peoples, and will gather them out of the countries, and will bring them to their own land: and I will feed them in the mountains of Israel, by the rivers, and in all the habitations of the land : I will feed them in the most fruitful pastures, and their pastures shall be in the high mountains of Israel: there shall they rest on the green grass, and be fed in fat pastures upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my sheep: and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I will strengthen that which was weak, and that which was fat and strong I will preserve: and I will feed them in judgment, saith the Lord Almighty.
GRAD. Ps. lxxxii.-Cast an eye upon us, O God, our Protector, Jook down upon thy servants. V. Ó Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy servants,
TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, p. 117. GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. 31.–At thut time : Jesus
said to his disciples : When the Son of Man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: naked, and you cloathed me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee: thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in: or naked, and cloathed thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you have done it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to
Then shall he say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, in to everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and ķis angels. For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you cloathed ine not: sick, and in pria son, and you did not visit me. Then shall they also answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison and did not minister to thee? Then he shall answer them, saying: Am I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these lear's ones, neither did you it to me. And these shall group
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into everlasting punishment, but the just into life everlasting.
OFFERT. Ps. oxviii.--I will lift up my eyes, and consider thy wonders, O Lord, that thou mayest teach me thy law: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xxv.–Verily, I say to you: What you have done to one of the least of mine, you have done to me: come, ye blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the word.
P. COMM. Salutaris.---Being filled, O Lord, by the participation of thy saving mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, that as we rejoice in the taste thereof, we may be renewed by their effects. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God,
PRAYER. Absolve.-- Loosen, O Lord, we beseech thee, the bonds of our sins: and mercifully turn away from us whatever we deserve for them, Thro'.
ÎNTROIT. Ps. lxxxix. THOU, O Lord, hast been our refuge from gene
ration to generation: from all eternity, thou art. Ps. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed ; from eternity to eternity thou art God. V. Glory
COLLECT. Respice.---Look down, O Lord, on thy children, and grant that, while we chastise our selves by mortifying the flesh, our minds may be flamed with the love and desire of thee. Thro'.
LESSON. Is. Iv. 6. 11.- In those days: Isaias the prophet spake, saying; Seek ye the Lord while