Abbildungen der Seite

and grant, that by the merits of both, we may obtain a happy eternity. Thro'

LESSON, Éccles. xliv. as in p. 603.

GRAD.-The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of the wicked shall not touch them. V. In the sight of the unwise they seem to: die, but they are in peace.* Alleluiu, Alleluia. You have continued with me in all my sufferings, and I prepare a kingdom for you: that you may sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Mutt. xiv. 22. 33.--At that time: Jesus obliged his disciples to go up into the boat, and to go before him over the water, till he dis-; missed the people. And having disinissed the multitude, he went up into a mountain to pray. And when it was evening, he was there alone. But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves : for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.

And they seeing him walking upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear. And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart; it is I, fear ye not. And Peter making answer, said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters. And he said : Come. And Peter going down out of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind strong he was afraid : and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand took hold of him, and said to him : O thou of little faith, why dost thou doubt? And when they were come into the boat, the wind ceased. And they that were in the boat, came and adored him, saying: luveed thou art the Son of God. CREDO.


OFFERT.-The saints shall rejaice in glory: they shall rejoice on their couches: they shall sing the high praises of God.

SECRET.--That the prayers and offerings we bring, O Lord, may be acceptable in thy sight, grant we may be assisted by the prayers of thy apostles Peter and Paul. Thro'.

COMM. Same as the foregoing Gradual to the

P. COMM. Protege. ---Protect, O Lord, thy people: and continually preserve those who have confidence in the intercession of thy holy apostles, Peter and Paul. Thro'.


THOMAS abp. of CANTERBURY, m. Al' as on the 29th of December, p. 85, ercept

COLLECT. Deus, qui.- God, who grantest us to celebrate the Translation of the relics of blessed Thomas thy martyr and bishop: we humbly beseech thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may pass from vice to virtue, and from the prison of this flesh, to an eternal kingdom. Thro'.

SECRET.-O God, who changest, by thy heavenly benediction, the bread and wine into thy body and blood : grant, that by the intercession of blessed Thomas, thy martyr and bishop, having recourse to thy mercy, we may conform to thy will. Who livest.

COMM. John X.--I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, and my sheep know me.

7. COMM. Deus, qui. O God, who translated blessed Thomas, thy martyr and bishop from temporal sufferings to eternal joys: grant, we beseech thee, that we who celebrate his festival, may, by his patronage, pass to the joys of heaven Thro'.


All as in Mass XXI. p. 502, ercept COLLECT. Clementissime.--O most merciful God, who, amongst other adınirable endowments, didst privilege blessed Elizabeth with the gift of making wars cease : grant, by her prayers, that after having enjoyed the peace, which we humbly crave in this mortal life, we may be received into everlasting bliss. Thro'.


FINA, and SECUNDA, vv. mm. INTROIT. Ps. cxii.---Praise the Lord, ye children, praise ye the name of the Lord: who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house the joyful mother of children. Ps. Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth, now and for ever. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præsta.--Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we have been informed of the constancy of these glorious martyrs in the profession of thy faith, so we may experience their kinde ness in recommending us to thy mercy. Thro'.

LESSON. Prov. xxix. as in p. 502.

GRAD. Ps. cxxi.--Our souls hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. V. The snare is broken, and we are delivered. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. These were truly brothers, who triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are now in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt, xij. 16. 50.-~~ At that time. As Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stocd without, seeking to speak to him. And one said to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without seeking thee.

But he answering him that told him, said: Who is my mother and who are my brethren ? And stretche ing forth his hand towards his disciples, he said : Behold my mother and my brethren. För whosoever shall do the will of my Father that is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxiii.-Our soul, &c. as Grad.

po 616, to *

SECRET.-Mercifully, O Lord, look down on the sacrifice which we offer thee; and grant, by the intercession of thy saints, that it may increase our devotion, and avail to our salvation. Thro'.

COMM. Matt. xii.-Whosoever shall do the will of my Father, who is in heaven: the same is my brother, sister, and mother, saith the Lord.

P. COMM. Quæsumus.--We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy saints, we may obtain the effect of that salvation, a pledge whereof we have received in these mysteries. Thro'.


All as in Mass XV.* p. 495, except GOSPEL. Matt. v. 43. 48.-41 that time : Jesus said to his disciples : You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thy enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, do good to them that hate you; and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you : that you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the gool and bad, and raineth upon the just and unjust.. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you hare, do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? Do not also the heathens this? Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfecto

Commem. of SS. Nabor and Felix, mm: COLLECT. Præsta.----Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that as we make a yearly commemoration of these thy holy martyrs: so we may always be partakers of their intercession. Thro'.

SECRET.--Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the offerings of thy people may be acceptable to thee through the intercession of thy holy martyrs Nabor and Felix: and that they may be rendered worthy by the merits of those, in honour of whose triumphs they are offered to thy holy name. Thro'.

P. COMM. Natalitiis.-Being refreshed, by virtue of the sacrament we have received on the festival of thy saints, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may eternally enjoy the good things wherewith thou hast now been pleased to cherish us. Thro'.

XIV. St. BONAVENTURE, bp. c. and D.

All as in Mass XII. p. 485, except GRAD. Ps. xxxvi.-The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judg, ment. V. The law of his God is in his heart. And his steps shall not be supplanted. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord hath sworn and he will not repent. Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Allelura.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvïï-May truth, &c. and SECRET.--May the annual solemnity, &c. as in Mass XI. p. 485.

XV. St. SWITHIN, bp. of Winchester, c.

All as in Mass XI. p. 48k, except COLLECT. Omnipotens.-Almighty and eternal God, who hast made this day honourable by the celebration of the festival of blessed Swithin, thy confessor and bishop, grant to thy church that we

« ZurückWeiter »