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They that eat me shall yet hunger: and they that drink me shall yet thirst. He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded : and they that work by me, shall not sin. They that explain me, shall have life everlasting.
GRAD.-Thou art blessed, and worthy of our respects, O Mary, the Virgin, who without prejudice to thy virginity, didst become the Mother of the Saviour. V. O Virgin Mother of God! he became man, and was shut up in thy womb, whom the whole world cannot contain. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Post partum Virgo inviolata permansisti: Dei genitrir, intercede pro nobis. V. After child-birth thou didst remain a pure Virgin: 0 Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia. GOSPEL.—Luke i. as on the 25th March, p. 565,
Offertory Secret, Comm. and P. Comm. as in the Votive Mass, p. 507. At the end of Mass is read the Gospel of the Sunday.
IX. COMMEM. of St.-GORGONIUS, m. COLLECT. Sanctus.— May the intercession, O Lord, of blessed Gorgonius, thy martyr, bring comfort to thy people; and fill them with spiritual joy on this his sacred festival. Thro'.
SECRET.-May the offerings of us thy servants, O Lord, be acceptable to thee, by the intercession of blessed Gorgonius, thy martyr.
P. COMM. Familiam.-Grant, O God, that thy servants may taste and be fed with eternal joys: and by the example of thy martyr Gorgonius, be continually replenished with the good odour of thy Son Christ. Who liveth. .
. XI. COMMEM. of SS. PROTUS, &c. min.
COLLECT. Beatorum.-We beseech thee, O Lord, that the constancy of thy holy martyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, may be an encouragement to us in
our sufferings, and that, by their prayers, we may find a continual protection. Thro'.
SECRET.-We offer thee, O Lord, in memory of thy holy martyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, the gifts which are due to thee: grant, we beseech thee, that we may thereby receive the assistance necessary for eternal life.
P. COMM. Ut percepta.-grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy holy martyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, that thy holy mysteries which we have received, may purify us.
XIV. EXALTATION of the H. CROSS.
INTROIT.-Nos autem, as in p. 271. COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who this day fillest thy people with joy, by the yearly solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross : grant, we beseech thee, that as we believe the sacred mystery of our redemption in this mortal life, so we may feel the effects thereof in the life to come. Thro'.
COLLECT, Famulis, &c. of the Nativity, p. 529.
V. Alleluia, Alleluia. Sweet nails, sweet wood, that bore so sweet a burden: thou alone wast worthy to bear the King, the Lord of Heaven. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. John xii. 31. 36.-At that time : Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews : Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of This world be cast out. And T, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself. (Now this he said signifying what death he should die.) The multitude answered him: we have heard ont of the law, that Christ abideth for ever : and how sayest thou : The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man ? Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness
overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. CREDO.
OFFERT.-Defend, O Lord, thy people, by the sign of the Cross, from the snares of their enemies; that we may do thee laudable service, and our sacrifice may be acceptable. Alleluia.
SECRET.-Being about to be rourished by the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the standard of the Cross was blessed: we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may eternally enjoy the salutary effects of that precious Cross, which we have the happiness to reverence. Thro'.
PREFACÈ.--Qui salutem, p. xxx.
COMM.-By the sign of the Cross, deliver us, o God, from all our enemies.
P. COMM. Adesto.-Assist us, O Lord our God, and by virtue of the Holy Cross, defend those from all danger whom thou causest, with joy, to render it the honour it deserves. Thro'.
XV. OCTAVE of the NATIVITY of B. M. V. All as on the Conception, p. 529, with the following
Commem. of St. Nicomedes. COLLECT. Adesto.—Be merciful, O Lord, to thy pecple, that being improved by the singular virtues of blessed Nicomedes thy martyr, they may have the continual assistance of his prayers, for the obtaining thy mercy. Thro'.
SECRET.–Favourably receive, O Lord, the gifts we offer, and may the prayers of blessed Nicomedes, thy martyr, render them agreeable to thee. Thro''
*P. COMM. Purificent.—May the mysteries, which we have received purify us, O Lord; and, by the intercession of blessed Nicomedes, thy martyr, deli ver us from all our sins. Thro'.
XVI. SS. CORNELIUS and CYPRIAN, mm. All as in Mass VII. p. 475, with a Commem. of
SS. Euphemia, &c. mm. COLLECT. Præsta.—Grant, O Lord, we may with joy receive the effects of our praġers, so as happily to imitate the holy martyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, in the constant profession of their faith, whose sufferings we honour with a yearly devotion. Thro'.
SECRET. (Of the same. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings of thy people, and grant that we may enjoy their suffrages, whose feast thou grantest us to celebrate. Thro'.
P. COMM. Exaudia. (Of the same. Hear, C Lord, our prayers, and grant that we may be continually defended by the assistance of thy holy martyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, whose festival we celebrate. Thro'.
XVII. The STIGMAS of St. FRANCIS.
All as on the 14th October, p. 670, except COLLECT. Domine Jesu.-0 Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the inflaming our cold and tepid souls with the fire of thy love, was pleased to renew the sacred marks of thy passion in the flesh of blessed Francis: mercifully grant, through his virtues and prayers, that we may always bear thy cross with patience, and bring forth worthy fruits of penance. Who livest. GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. as in p. 485.
P. COMM. Deus, qui.-0 God, who hast many ways demonstrated the wonderful mysteries of the cross in blessed Francis thy Confessor: grant, we beseech thee, that we may always imitate the examples of his devotion, and be fortified by continual meditation on the same cross. Thro'.
XVIII. St. JOSEPH a Cupertine, c. INTROIT. Eccles. i.-The love of God is honourable wisdom, and they to whom she shall shew herself, love her by the sight and by the knowledge of her great works. Ps. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui._o God, who wast pleased to draw all things to thy only begotten Son, when raised on high: mercifully grant that, by the merits and example of thy seraphic confessor, Joseph, being raised above all earthly desires, we may arrive at him. Who liveth.
EPISTLE, 1 Cor. xiii. as in p. 111. GRAD. Ps. XX.—Thou hast prevented him, O Lord, with blessings of sweetness; thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones. V. He asked life of thee, and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever. Allel. Allel. V. The eye of the Lord looked kindly on him: he lifted him from his humble state, and raised up his head. Alleluia.'
GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. as in p. 446.
OFFERT. Ps. xxxiv.-But when they were trou blesome to me I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting: and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.
SECRET.-- We offer thee, O Lord, in honour of thy saints, a sacrifice of praise, by which we hope to be delivered from all present and future evils. Thro'.
COMM. Ps.-I am poor and sorrowful: thy salvar tion, O God, hath set me up:I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him in praise.
P. COMM. Refecti, as in p. 489.
XX. SS. EUSTACHIUS and Co:npanions, mm. All as in Mass VIII. p. 477, with a Commem. of St. Matthew by the Collect of the Vigil of an Apostle, p. 463, and the following Gospel at the end of Mass