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offerings we have made unto thee, that they may be come a means of propitiation unto us, by the inter cession of him, whose patronage thou hast been pleased to grant us. Thro'.
COMM. Suffer little ones to come unto me, and hinder them not: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
P. COMM. Sanctificati. Being sanctified, this para Lord, by this saving mystery, we beseech thee, that by the intercession of blessed Joseph, thy Conleser, we may ever increase in piety. Thro'.
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XXVIII. St. AUGUSTIN, bp. c. D.
All as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv, except COLLECT. Adesto. Give ear, O Lord, to oder prayers, and by the intercession of blessed Augustir
, thy conf. and bp. favourably bestow the effects of thy accustomed mercy on us, to whom thou hast given reason to trust in thy goodness. Thro'. COLL. (Of st. Hermes.) Deus, quei. O God
, who gavest blessed Hermes, thy martyr, strength and constancy in his sufferings; grant, by his exam ple, that for thy love we may despise whatever this world esteems great, and dread none of its terrors. Thro'.
GRAD. to Alleluia, as in p. XXV.
V. I have found David, my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him. Alleluia.
SECRET. (Of St. Hermes.) We offer theco Lord, the sacrifice of praise in commemoration of thy saints; grant, therefore, we beseech thee, that what hath procured glory for them may arail to our salvation. Thro'.
P. COMM. (Of St. Hermes.) being fed with thy heavenly food, O Lord, we beseech thr clem ency, that by the prayers of blessed Hermes, they
martyr, we may partake of the salutary effects of the mysteries which we celebrate with humility. Thr?'
XXIX. BEHEADING of St. J. BAPTIST. INTROIT. Ps. cxviii. as in Mass XVII. p. xxxi. Ps. It is good to praise the Lord, and to sing to thy name, O thou the Most High! V. Glory.
COLLECT. Sancti Joannis. Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of blessed John the Baptist, thy precursor and martyr, may procure us the effects of thy saving aid. Who livest.
COLLECT, &c. of St. SABINA.
LESSON. Jer. i. 17, 19. In those days: The word of the Lord came to me, saying : Gird up thy loins and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence; for I will make thee not to fear their countenance. For behold I have made thee this day a fortified city, and a pillar of iron, and a wall of brass, over all the land, to the kings of Juda, to the princes thereof, and to the priests, and to the people of the land. And they shall fight against thee, and shall not prevail: and I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.
GRAD. to Alleluia, as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv. V. The righteous man shall bud forth like a lily: and flourish for ever before the Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL, Mark vi. 17, 29. At that time : Herod sent and apprehended John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her. For Joha said to Herod : It is not lawful for thee to bave thy brother's wife. Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death, and could not. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, he did many things: and he beard him willing
ly. And when a convenient day was come, Iterol made a supper for his birth day, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee. And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had danced, and pleased Herod, and them that were at table with bim, the king said to the damsel : Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask, I will give thee, though it be the half of my kingdom, Who when she was gone out, said to her mother: What shall I ask? But she said: the head of John the Baptist. And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying: I will that forthwith thou give me in a dish the head of John the Baptist. And the king was struck sad; yet because of his oath, and because of thein that were with him at table, he would not displease her: but sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be brought in a dish. And be beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a disb: and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother. Which his disciples hearing, came, and took bis bonis, and laid it in a lomb.
OFFERT. In thy strength, O Lord, the just shall joy: and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedings ly; thou hast given him his heart's desire.
SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the offerings we bring on this festival of thy martyr, blessed John the Baptist, inay, by his intercession, procure for us salvation,
P. COMM. Conferat. May the solemnity of haly John the Baptist enable us, O Lord, both to venerale what these august mysteries signify, and to find the effects thereof in ourselves. Thro'.
XXX. St. ROSE of LIMA.
Rose, abundantly favoured with the dew of heavenly grace, should beautify the Indies with her parity and patience: grant that we thy servants, following the perfume of her virtues, may become an agreeable odour to Christ. Thro'.
COLLECT, &c. of St. Felix. Majestatem. We humbly beseech thy Majesty, O Lord, that as in ce. lebrating the festivals of the saints, thou fillest us with new joys: so thou wouldst vouchsafe to protect us by their prayers. Thro'.
SECRET. (Of ib.) Favourably regard, O Lord, the offerings of thy people, and make them sensible of the salutary effects of what they celebrate with a devout mind in honour of thy saints. Thro'.
P. COMM. Repleti. (Of il.) Being fed, O Lord, with thy heavenly gifts, we beseech thee, by the intercession of thy saints, that we may always remain thankful. Thro'.
XXXI. St. RAYMOND NONNATUS, c.
All as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst make blessed Raymond, thy confessor, wonderfully eminent by redeeming the faithful out of captivity ; grant, by his prayers, that being freed from the bonds of sin, we may cheerfully perform what is most pleasing to thee. Thro'.
September 1. St. OGIDIUS, ab.
thers, martyrs, by the Collect, Secret, and P.
II. St. STEPHEN, King and c.
All as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv. except COLLECT. Concede. Grant to thy church, O Almighty God, that as blessed Stephen, thy confes
sor, while he reigned on earth, enlarged her bounds
, so being now glorious in heaven, he may be her protector. Thro!.
GOSPEL. Luke xix. as on the 25th Aug.
SECRET. Favourably look down, 0 Almighty God, on our offerings, and grant, that as we celebrate the mysteries of our Lord's passion, we may imitate what we perform. Thro'.
P. COMM. Prosla. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we may with suitable devotion imitate the faith of thy confessor, blessed Stephen: who, by the propagation of the same faith, merited to pass from an earthly kingdom to the glory of an heavenly one. Thro'.
V. St. LAURENCE JUSTINIAN, b. & c.
An as in Mass XI. p. xxi.
VIII. NATIVITY of the B. V. M.
Should the following festival (which occurs on the
SUNDAY within the OCTAVE of the preceding)
FEAST of the NAME of the B. V. MARY.
COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy faithful, who rejoice wrder the name and protection of the most blessed Virgin Mary, may, by her pious intercession, be delivered from all evils here on earth, and be brought to the eternal joys of heaven. Thro'.
COLLECT, &c. of the Sunday after Pentecost.
LESSON. Eccles. xxiv. 23, 31. As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers