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are the fruit of honour and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my ipheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me shall yet bunger; 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, wbo 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 genitrix, intercede pro nobis. V. After child-birtin. thou didst remain a pure Virgin: 0 Mother of God, intercede for us. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke i. as on the 25th March.
Votive Mass. At the end of Mass is read the Gos-
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. Famyliam. Grant O God, that thy servants may taste and be fed with eternal joys: and
by the example of thy martyr Gorgonius, be contin ually replenished with the good odour of thy Son Christ. Who liveth.
XI. COMMEM. of SS. PROTUS, &c. mm, 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 bescechi thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy boly mar tyrs, Protus and Hyacinth, that thy holy mysteries which we have received, may purify us.
XIV. EXALTATION of the H. CROSS. INTROIT. Nos autem.
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who this day fillest thy people with joy, by the yearly solennity of the exaltation of the Holy Cross: grant we, beseech thee, that as we believe the sacred mystery of our te demption in this mortal life, so we may feel the ef fects thereof in the life to come. Thro'.
COLLECT, Famulis, &c. of the Nativity,
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 Jeros; Now is the judgment of the world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, 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 out of the law, that Cbrist 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 liglit. CREEP.
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 nourished by the bo. dy and blood of our Lord Jesus Cbrist, 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'.
PREFACE. Qui salutem.
COMM. By the sign of the Cross, deliver us, O God, from all our enemies.
P. COMM. Adeslo. Assist us, O Lord our God, and by virtue of the Holy Cross, defend those from all danger whom ou causest, with joy, to render it the honour it deserves. Thro'.
XV. OCTAVE of the NATIVITY of the B.V. M. All as on the Conception, with the following Com
mem. of St. Nicomedes. COLLECT. Adesio. Be merciful, O Lord, to the people, that being iinproved by the singular virtues me in of blessed Nicomedes thy martyr, they inay have the continual assistance of his prayers, for the obtaining thy mercy. Thro'.
SECRÉT. 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, tby martyr, deliver us from all our sins. Tbro'.
XVI. SS. CORNELIUS and CYPRIAN, mm. All as in Mass VIII. p. xv. with a Commen, of
SS. Euphemia, &c. mm. COLLECT. Prcesta. Grant, O Lord, we may with joy receive the effects of our prayers
, so as hapo pily to imitate the holy martyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, in the constant profession of theis faith, whose sufferings we honour with a yearly de votion. Thro',
SECRET. (Of the same.) Mercifully look dors, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings of tby peo ple, and grant that we may enjoy their suffrages, whose feast thou grantest us to celebrate. Thrul
P. COMM. Exaudi. (Of the same.) Hear, O Lord, our prayers, and grant that we may be com tinually defended by the assistance of thy boly mastyrs, Euphemia, Lucia, and Geminianus, whose fextival we celebrate. Thro!.
XVII. The STIGMAS of St. FRANCIS. All as on the 4th October, p. 563, ercept COLLECT. Domine Jesz. O'Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the indaming our cold and tepid souls with
the fire of thy love, wası pleased to renew the sacred inarks of thy passion in the flesh of blessed Francis : inercifully 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.
P. COMM. Deus, qui. O God, who hast many ways demoustrated 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 ineditation on the same cross. Thro'.
XVIII. St. JOSEPH a Cupertine, c. INTROIT. Eccles. i. The love of God is honour. able 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 coarts 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. GRAD. Ps. xx. Thou hast prevented bim, o Lord, with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on bis lead 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. Alleluit..
GOSPEL. Matt. xxii.
OFFERT. Ps. xxxiv. But when they were trorblesome to me I was clothed with haircloth. I huin