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that spirit of perfection, which through Thy inspiration we have conceived. Through our Lord, &c.

After this, the Father Director shall give the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

N.B. Clement XII. has granted (30th March 1736) a plenary indulgence, on the usual conditions, to all who shall thus make a renewal of their profession on the 16th April, being the anniversary of the Religious Profession of our Seraphic Father St. Francis in 1209; and on the 29th November, being the festival of all the Saints of the Order. Tertiaries, whether secular or otherwise, are earnestly exhorted, therefore, never to omit the renewal of their profession on those days.




The Father Director, or whoever presides, says: Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.

Sub tuum præsidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus nostris ; sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.

Respice, beate Pater Francisce, de excelso colorum habitaculo, et deprecare pro populo tuo, populo quem elegisti, ut serviat coram te omni tempore in ministerio sanctuarii Domini.

V. Kyrie, eleison. R. Christe, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

Pater noster, &c. (Dicitur totum secreto.)

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle within them the fire of Thy love.

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God: despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Look down, O blessed Father Francis, from heaven, thy dwelling-place on high, and intercede for thy people, whom thou hast chosen, that they may ever serve before thee in the ministry of the Lord's sanctuary.

V. Lord, have mercy. R. Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

Our Father, &c. in secret.)


V. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem.

R. Sed libera nos a malo.

V. Memento congregationis tuæ.

R. Quam possedisti ab initio.

V. Dignare me laudare te, Virgo sacrata.

R. Da contra hostes tuos. V. Ora pro nobis, beate Pater Francisce.

mihi virtutem

R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

V. Domine, exaudi orationem meam.

R. Et clamor meus ad

te veniat.

V. Dominus vobiscum.

R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Mentes nostras, quæsumus, Domine, lumine tuæ claritatis illustra, ut videre possimus quæ agenda sunt, et quæ recta sunt agere valeamus.

Concede nos famulos

V. And lead us not into temptation.

R. But deliver us from evil.

V. Remember Thy congregation.

R. Which Thou hast governed from the first. V. Make me worthy to praise thee, O sacred Virgin.

R. Give me strength against thine enemies. V. Pray for us, blessed Father Francis. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. V. Lord, hear my prayer.

let my cry

R. And come unto Thee.

V. The Lord be with

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tuos, quæsumus, Domine Deus, perpetua mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere; et gloriosa beatæ Mariæ semper virginis intercessione, a præsenti liberari tristitia et æterna perfrui lætitia.

Deus, qui Ecclesiam tuam beati Patris nostri Francisci meritis, fœtu novæ prolis amplificas: tribue nobis, ex ejus imitatione, terrena despicere, et cœlestium donorum semper participatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.


O Lord God, that we, servants, may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body; and, by the intercession of the blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sorrow, and obtain eternal joy.

O God, who by the merits of our blessed Father Francis dost increase Thy Church with a new progeny; grant us, by imitating him, to despise earthly things, and ever to rejoice in the participation of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ.

R. Amen.


V. Kyrie eleison. R. Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.

Pater noster, &c. (Dicitur totum secreto.)

V. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem.

R. Sed libera nos a malo.

V. Confirma hoc, Deus, quod operatus in nobis.

V. Lord, have mercy. R. Christ, have mercy ; Lord, have mercy.

Our Father, &c. (All in secret.)

V. And lead us not into temptation.

R. But deliver us from evil.

V. Confirm, O God, the work which Thou hast wrought in us.

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