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even after our death! What ought not our gratitude to be for so great a benefit!
Lamb of God, who, by thy death, didst overcome the roaring lion that goeth about seeking whom he may devour, have mercy on the faithful departed.
Lamb without spot, who wast immolated to the justice of thy divine Father, to the end that he might forgive us our sins, have mercy on those who have died united by love to thy sacred heart
Lamb of God, who wast offered in sacrifice, that thou mightest lead us out of this land of perdition to the true land of promise; thou who hast said: I am the resurrection and the life; he that belleveth in me, although he be dead, shall live,—give to the souls of the faithful departed that life, the principle of which was imparted to them by the grace of the holy sacraments; bestow upon them the happiness of which they have so often received the precious pledge in thy heavenly banquet . I desire to have part therein (spiritually), that I may obtain for them, as much as in me lies, the society of thine elect for ever; I offer to thee in their behalf, and especially for N., all the devotions and good works which I may be enabled to perform. Despise not my humble prayer; but be thou thyself my consolation in my loss, and grant relief to those souls which were so dear to me, and especially N.
Let shine upon them, O Lord, thy eternal light, that they may dwell for ever with thy saints: grant this favour to them, I beseech thee, O God of mercy.
O my God, who hast constituted prayer for the souls in purgatory one of the most essential of our duties, grant that I may find, in thy infinite merits and charity, the pardon of all my past tepidity and sloth. Let the remembrance of thy justice, which keeps them fast bound in prison for faults which I myself so commonly commit, excite in me a firm resolution of entering on the way of penance to expiate my sins, and cause me to walk with more circumspection, that I may not relapse into my former errors. I will no longer delay to do penance. Henceforth I will labour thereat whilst there is yet time. I will pray most humbly for the souls of the faithful departed; I will deprive myself even of allowable pleasures and enjoyments, to quench the flames in which they suffer; I will pour my alms into the lap of the poor, to make interest in their behalf. Bless these resolutions, O my God, and grant me grace to fulfil them.
The Last Gospel.
"I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth, and I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God, my Saviour; my eyes shall behold him; this my hope is laid up in my bosom." Job xix. 25-27.
"I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear my voice. I shall arise
when I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light He
will bring me forth into the light, I shall behold his justice." Mich. vii. 7-9.
Ettanp of tlje Saints.
Ant. Ne reminiscaris, Do- Ant. Remember not, O mine, delicta nostra, vel pa- Lord, our offences, nor those rentum nostrorum; neque of our fathers; neither take vindictamsumasdepeccatis thou vengeance of our sins, nostris.
Christe audi nos.
Christe exaudi nos.
Pater de ccelis Deus, S;
Fili Redemptor mundi S
Spiritus Sancte Deus, N Sancta Trinitas, unus g.
Archangeli, Orate, S.c.
Lord have mercy.
God the Holy Ghost, jj
St. Gabriel, ii,
St . Raphael, s>
All ye holy Angels and * Archangels, 5
Omnes sancti beatorum Spi
rituum ordines, Orate, 8.c.
Sancte Joannes Baptista,
Prophetae, Orate, 8.c.
Sancte Jacobe, g
Sancte Philippe, ^
Sancte Bartholomsee, =
Sancte Simon, F"
Omnes sancti Discipuli g.
Omnes sancti Innocen- n
Sancti Joannes et Paule,?
All ye holy orders of
blessed Spirits, St. John Baptist,
St . Joseph,
All ye holy Patriarchs
St . Simon, a
St. Thaddeus, «
St . Matthias, if
St. Barnabas, c
St . Luke,
SS. Fabian and Sebas-
Sancte Sylvester, Sancte Gregori, Sancte Ambrosi, Sancte Augustine, Sancte Hieronyme, Sancte Martine, Sancte Nicolae,
St . Sylvester,
Omnes sancti Pontifices et All ye holy Bishops and
Omnes sancti Doctores, All ye holy Doctors,
Sancte Antoni, Sancte Benedicte, Sancte Bernarde, Sancte Dominice, Sancte Francisce,
St . Anthony, St . Benedict, St . Bernard, St . Dominic, St. Francis,
Omnes sancti Sacerdotes et All ye holy Priests and j! Levitse, Orate, S.c. Levites, <§
Omnes sancti Monachi et All ye holy Monks and-g,
Eremitne, Orate, fyc. Sancta Maria Magdalena, Sancta Agatha,;
Sancta Lucia, t
Sancta Agnes, c
Sancta Cnecilia, £
Hermits, St. Mary Magdalene, St . Agatha, St. Lucy, St . Agnes, St Cicily, St. Catherine, St . Anastasia,
Omnes sancta? Virgines et All ye holy Virgins and
Viduae, Orate, fyc. Omnes Sancti et Sanctae
All ye holy men and wo-
Graciously hear us, O Lord