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triumphed on the cross. Alleluia. Sweet woodl, sweet nails, that bore so sweet a weight! Thou alone wast worthy to bear the king of heaven and the Lord. Allcluia.
GOSPEL. John iii. 1. 15.At that time: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicode mus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God: for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him. Jesus answered, and said to him: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born again when he is old ? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born again? Jesus answered : Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh. is tiesh : and that which is born of the spirit, is spirit, Wonder not that I said to thee, you must be boril again. The Spirit breatheth where he will: and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, nor whither he goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered, and said to him: How can these things be done? Jesus answered, and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things ? Amen, anten I say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you receive not our testimony: If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not: how will you believe if I shall speak to you heavenly things ? And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven, Aud as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desart, so must the Son of Man be lifted up: that whosoever belier: eth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. CREDO.
OFFERT. Ps. cxvii.--The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength, the right-hand of the Lord hath exalted me: I shall not die, but live; and shall declare the works of the Lord. Alleluia.
SECRET.--Favourably, O Lord, look down on the sacrifice we offer thee, that it may deliver us from all the miseries of war, and surely fix us under thy protection, that by the standard of thy Son's holy cross, we may overcome all the assaults of the enemy Thro'.
SECRET Of SS. ALEXANDER, &c.--Let thy heavenly blessing, we beseech thee, O Lord, plentifully descend upon these oblations, which, through thy bounty, sanctify us and fill us with joy in the solemnity of thy saints. Thro'.
PREFACE. Qui salutem humani generis, p. XXX.
COMM.-By the sign of the cross deliver us, o Lord God, from all our enemies. Alleluia.
P. COMM. Repleti.--Being filled with the heavenly meat, and strengthened with the spiritual cup, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, to defend from the evil spirit those, whom, by thy Son's cross, (the arms of justice, for the redemption of the world) thou hast commanded to triumph. Thro'.
P. COMM. Of SS. ALEXANDER, &c. Being refreshed by the participation of these sacred mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may find the effects of what we celebrate, by the intercession of thy blessed Martyrs, Alexander, &c. Thro'.
IV. St. MONICA. All as in Mass XXI. p. 502, except COLLECT. Deus mærentium.- O God, the comforter of the afflicted, and help of such as put their trust in thee, who with an eye of mercy didst regard the pious tears of holy Monica, for the conversion
of her son Augustin : grant, that by the prayers of both these thy servants, we may heartily bewail our sins, and find favour by thy grace. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 1 Tim. v. 3. 10.-- Dearly beloved son: Honour willows, that are widows indeed. But if any widow have children or grand-children, let her learn first to govern her own house, and to make a return of duty to her parents : for this is acceptable Lefore God. But she that is a widow indeed and desolate, let her trust in God, and continue in supplications and prayers night and day. For she that Jiveth in pleasure, is dead while she is living. And this give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any man have not care of his own, and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Let a widow be chosen of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband, having testimony for her good works, if slie have brought up children, if she have received to harbour, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have ministered to them that suffer tribulation, if she hath diligently followed every good work.
GOSPEL. Luke vii. as in p. 202.
V. St. CATHARINE of SIENNA, v.
All as in Mass XIX. p. 498, except COLLECT. Da, quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of blessed Catharine, thy Virgin, may rejoice in her yearly solemnity, and profit by the example in her eminent virtues. Thro'.
SECRET. - May the prayers we offer on the festival of blessed Catharine ascend to thee, O Lord, together with the victim of our salvation, fraught with heavenly sweetness. Thro'.
P. COMM. Ælernitatem Grant, O Lord, that we may have eternal life communicated to us by the nourishment we have received at thy holy table, which supported the temporal life of blessed Catharine thy virgin. Thro'.
VI. St. JOHN at the Latin Gate. INTROIT. Protexisti me, as in p. 470.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.- God, who seest us assaulted with evils on every side, grant, we beseech thce, that the powerful intercession of blessed John, thy apostle and evangelist, may always be a protection to us. Thro
After the LESSON, Wisd. v. p. 478, is said Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The just shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus. Alleluia. V. The righteous shall bud forth like the lily, and flourish for ever in the light of the Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xx. as in p. 453.
as in pp. 472, 473.
All as in Mass V. p. 170, except COLLECT. Deus, pro.-0 God, for whose honour the glorious bishop Stanislaus fell by the swords of wicked men: grant, we beseech thee, that all who implore his aid, may obtain the happy effect of their prayers. Thro'.
IX. St. GREGORY NAZIANZEN, bp. c. D.
All as in Mass XII. p. 485, except LESSON. Eccles. xxxix. 6. 14.---The just man will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and he will pray in the sight of the Most High He will open his mouth in prayer, and will
make supplication for his sins. For if it shall please the great Loril, he will fill him with the spirit of understanding ; and he will pour forth the words of his wisdom as showers, and in his prayer he will confess to the Lord. And he shall direct his counsel, and his knowledge, and in his secrets shall he meditate. He shall shew forth the discipline he hath learneri, and shall glory in the law of the covenant of the Lord. Many shall praise his wisdom, and it shall never be forgotten. The memory of him shall not depart away, and his name shall be in request froin generation to generation. Nations shall declare his wisclom, and his name shall shew forth his praise.
X. St. ANTONINUS, bp. c. All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Sancti Antonini.-Grant, o Lori, we may be assisted by the merits of holy Antoninus thy confessor and bishop: that, as we glorify thee for thy wonders wrought in him, so we may with joy experience thy mercy towarıls iis. Thro'.
Of SS. GORDIANUS and EPINACHUS. COLLECT. Di, quæsumus.--(irant, we beseech thee, O Almighty Gol, that we who celebrate the festival of thy holy martyrs, Gorilianus and Epimachus, may, by their prayers, find the effects of thy divine assistance. Thro'.
SECRET.—Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offer. ing's consecrated to thee, by the merits of blessed Gordianus and Epimachus, thy martyrs, and grant they may be to us a continual support. Thro'.
P. COMM. Quæsumus.--We beseech thee, O Almighty Gorl, that by the intercession of blessed Gordianus and Epimachus, thy martyrs, the heareilly food we have received may defend us from all ads versity. Thro'