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make supplication for his sins. For if it shall please the great Lord, 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 bath learned, 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 from generation to generation. Nations shall declare his wisdom, and his name shall shew forth his praise.
X. St. ANTONINUS, bp. c.
All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Sancti Antoniri.-Grant, O Lord, 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 towards us. Thro'.
Of SS. GORDIANUS and EPIMACHUS. COLLECT. Da, quæsumus.—Grant, we beseech. thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of thy holy martyrs, Gordianus and Epimachus, may, by their prayers, find the effects of thy divine assistance. Thro.
SECRET.-Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offer. ings cousecrated 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 God, that by the intercession of blessed Gordianus and Epimachus, thy martyrs, the heaveuly food we have received may defend us from all ad. versity. Thro'.
XI. St. PIUS, Pope Conf."
All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who wast pleased to raise blessed Pius to the dignity of chief bishop, in order to depress the enemies of thy church, and restore the divine worship: make us by. thy grace, so diligently in all that concerneth thy service, that we may defeat the treacherous designs of our enemies, and rejoice in everlasting peace. T'hro'.
XII. SS. NEREUS, &c. mm. INTROIT. Ps. xxxii.-Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy, Alleluia : to deliver their souls from death; for he is our helper and protector. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Rejoice in the Lord ye just: praise becometh the upright.
COLLECT. Semper.-May the blessed solemnity of thy martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancratius, we beseech thee, O Lord, afford us com fort and make us worthy to serve thee. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. v. as in p. 471.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. These were truly brothers, who, triumphing over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are now in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia. V. The whiterobed army of martyrs praise thee, O Lord. Allel.
GOSPEL. John iv. as in p. 449.
SECRET.—We beseech thee, O Lord, that the confession of thy blessed martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancratius, being acceptable to thee, they may recommend our offerings, and ever implore thy mercy on our behalf. Thro'.
CÓMM. Ps. xxxii.-Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous ones. Alleluia. It becometh the upright to join in his praises. Alleluia.
P. COMM. Quesumus, Domine.-We beseech hee, O Lord, by the prayers of thy blessed martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancratius, ihat the holy mysteries we have received may render thee more and more favourable to us. Thro'.
XIV. St. BONIFACE, m.
All as in Mass V. p. 470, except COLLECT. Da, quæsumus.—Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of blessed Boniface, thy martyr, may, by his prayers, find the effects of thy divine assistance.
XVI. St. UBALDUS, bp. c.
All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Auxilium.-Help us, O Lord, we beseech thee, in thy mercy: and grant, by the intercession of blessed Ubaldus, thy bishop and confessor, that we may be defended by thy right hand against all the snares of the devil. Thro'.
XVII. St. PASCHAL BAYLON.
All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who didst adorn blessed Paschal, thy confessor, with an admirable love of the sacred mysteries of thy body and blood: grant, we beseech thee, that we may be made worthy partakers of the same spiritual nourishment which he so abundantly received from this divine banquet. Thro'.
XVIII. St. VENANTIUS, m.
All as in Mass III. p. 466, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who hast con
secrated this day by the triumph of blessed Venantius, thy martyr, mercifully hear the prayers of thy people: and grant that we, who honour his virtues, may imitate the constancy of his faith. Thro'. · GOSPEL. John xv. 1. 7. as in p. 471.
SECRET. — Grant, O Almighty God, that the merits of blessed Venantius may render this oblation acceptable to thee: that we, being assisted by his prayers, may become partakers of his glory. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sumpsimus.—Having received, 0 Lord, the sacrament of eternal life, we humbly beseech thee, that by the intercession of blessed Venantius, thy martyr, it may procure for us pardon and grace. Thro'.
XIX. St. DUNSTAN, c. abp. of Canterbury.
All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who hast translated the blessed Dunstan, thy high priest, to thy heavenly kingdom: grant that we, by his glorious merits, may pass from hence to never ending joys. Thro'.
SECRET.-Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, the offerings thy suppliant servants lay before thee on this solemnity of blessed Dunstan, thy confessor and bishop, requesting that, under his venerable patronage, they may be defended from the snares of all their enemies. Thro'.
P. COMM. Beati.—Assist us, O Lord, by the prayers of blessed Dunstan, thy confessor and bishop, in whose veneration we have partaken of thy sacraments. Thro'.
XX. St. BERNARDINE, C.
All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Domine Jesu.-O Lord, Jesus, who lidst pour forth into the heart of blessed Bernardi, thy confessor, a more than ordinary love of thy most holy name: mercifully grant us, by his virtues and prayers, the spirit of thy love. Who livest.
GOSPEL. Mati xix. as in p. 492.
XXI. St. PETER CELESTINE, p. c.
All as in Mass X*. p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus, qui beatum. — O God, who didst raise blessed Celestine to the dignity of chief bishop, which thou taughtest him to quit for a more humble and private state: mercifully grant, that, by his example, we may despise the things of this world, and happily obtain the blessings promised to the humble. Thro'.
GOSPEL. Matt. xix. as in p. 492.
XXV. St. ALDHELM, bp. of Salisbury, c.
All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except COLLECT. Deus, qui hodierna.-0 God, who this day didst raise blessed Aldhelm, thy holy bishop, to eternal joys: grant, by his merits and prayers, that thy mercy may lead us also thither. Thro'.
Of St. URBAN. Da quæsumus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the feast of blessed Urban, thy martyr and bishop may be aided by his prayers to thee in our behalf. Thro'.
SFCRET.-May our offering, O Lord, be acceptable to thee by the prayers of this saint, on whose festival we make it. Thro'.
Of St. URBAN.—May this oblation, O Lord, we beseech thee, cleanse us from all sin, and sanctify both the bodies and souls of thy servants for the offering up to thee this sacrifice. Thro'. .
P. COMM. Solemnitatem.—Mercifully help us, O Lord, while we celebrate the feast of blessed Ald.