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COMM, Luke xii. This is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the Lord placed over bis family, to give them their measure of wheat in due sea

P. COMM. Protegat. May the receiving of this sacrament, and the intercession of blessed N. the Abbot, protect us, O Lord; that we may after the virtues of his life, and experience the help of his intercession. Thro'.

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MASS XVII. Loquebar of a Virgin and Martyr.

INTROIT. Ps. cxviii. Loquebar, &c. I SPOKE of thy testimonies before kings, and I was not ashamed : I moditated also on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

Ps. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who amongst other miracles of thy power, has bestowed the crown of martyrdom even on the weaker sex: mercifolly grant, that we, who solemnize the festival of blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by following her example, come to thee. Thro'.

LESSON. Eccles. li. 1, 8. I will give glory to thee, O Lord, my king, and I will praise thee, o God, my Saviour. I will give glory to thy name for thou hast been a helper and protector to me, and hast preserved my body from destruction, from the snare of an unjust tongue, and from the Hips of them that forge lies, and in the sight of them that stood by, thou hast been my helper. And thou hast delivered me, according to the multitude of the mercy of thy name, from the roaring lions, that were ready to devour me. Out of the hands of them that sougbt my life, and from the gates of afflictions, which compassed me about; from the oppression of the fame which surrounded me, and in the midst of the fire I was not burnt. From the depth of the belly of hell, and


from an unclean tongue, and from lying words, from an unjust king, and from a slanderous tongue: my soul shall praise the Lord even to death, because thou succourest those that trust in thee, and delirerest them from the hands of the Gentiles, O Lord

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GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity. V. Therefore, God, thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee with joy. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said TRACT. Ps. xliv. Come, spouse of Christ

, receive the crown which the Lord hath prepared for thee for ever : for whose love thou didst shed thy blood. V. Thou bast loved justice, and hated ini. quity: therefore 0 God, thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. V. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prose perously and reign.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. 1, 13. At thu lime : Je sus spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven shall be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. And five of them were foolish, and five wise But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps. And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom eometh, go ye forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise : Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go you rather to them that sell, and buy for your selves. Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, ment to

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But at last came also the other virgins, saying : Lord,
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to you, I know you not. Watch ye, therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

OFFERT. Ps. xliv. Virgins shall be brought in her retinue to the king; her relations shall be presented to thee with joy and gladness ; they shall be introduced into the temple to the Lord the King.

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the offerings we bring on the solemnity of blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr by whose intercession we hope to be deliv. ered. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. cxviii. Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me, but I will be employed in thy commandments, in thy justifications that I may not be confounded.

P. COMM. Auxilientur. May the mysteries we have received, O Lord, be a help to us, and, by the intercession of blessed N, thy Virgin and Martyr cause us to enjoy her continual protection. Thro'.

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MASS XVIII. Me expeetaverunt, of the same.

INTROIT. Ps. cxviii. THE wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I haveunderstood thy testimonies, O Lord. I have seen an end of all perfection ; thy commandment is exceedingly broad.

Ps. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Indulgentiam. Let blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, O Lord, sue for our pardon ; who by the purity of her life, and profession of thy virtue, was always pleasing to thee. Thro'.

LESSON. Eccles. li. 13, 17. O Lord, my God, thou hast exalted my dwelling place upon the earth, and I have prayed for death to pass away. I called upon the Lord the father of my Lord, that he would

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not leave me in the day of my trouble, and in the time of the proud, without help. I will be the name continually and will pruse it with diarágiring, and my prayer was heard. And thou hast er.

E ed me from destruction, and bast delivered me irina the evil time. Therefore I will give thanks and praise to thee, O Lord our God.

GRAD: Ps. alv. God will assist her with his fia rourable countenance; God is in the midst of het, she shall not be mored. The stream of the river

P maketh the city of God jor ful; the Most Higd hath sanctified his own tabernacle. Alleluia. V. This is a wise Virgin, and one of the number of the prudent. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is mid

TRACT, P. xxxi.
GOSPEL. Matt. viii. as in p. xxvrü.
OFFEKT. Ps. xliv. Grace is spread on thy lips

7 therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.

SECRET. Verrifully reccire, O Lord, the other ings consecrated to thee, and by the merits of blessa ed X. the Virgin and Martyr, grant they may be to us a contingal support. Thro!.

COMM. Ps. cxrui. I have done judgment and justice, O Lord, let not the proud calumniate me; I have walked upright in the ways of thy commandments; I have hated all evil ways

. P. COMM. Divini muneris. Being plentifully led with thy divine gifts, we beseech, thee, O Lord this our God, that by partaking of them through the in G tercession of blessed N. the Virgin and Martyr, we may obtain eternal life. Thro'.

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MASS XIX • Loquebar, of many VV, and MM.

All as in Mass. XVII. p. xxxi, ercept COLLECT. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that with a constant devotion, we may celebrate the victories of thy holy Virgins and

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Martyrs N. and N. that though we cannot solemnize them as we ought, we may seek their prayers with all dne humility. Thro'.

EPISTLE. 1 Cor. vii. as in p. xxvii.

SECRET. Look down, we beseech thee, O Lord, on the offerings laid on thy altar, on this feast of thy holy Virgins and Martyrs N. and N, that as thou hast bestowed glory on them so by the sacred mys. teries, thou mayest grant us pardon Thros

P. COMM: Prosta nobis. Grant, we bescech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy Virgins and Martyrs, to receive with a pure mind what we re ceive with our mouths. Thro'.

MASS XX. Dilexisti, of a Virgin only.

INTROIT. Ps. xliv. THOU hast loved justice and hated iniquity: there, fore, God, thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness, above thy fellows.

Ps. My heart bath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. V. Glory.

COLLECT. E.caudi. Give ear to us, O God our Saviour, that as we celebrate with joy the solemdity of blessed N. thy Virgin, so we may improve in the affection of piety. Thro'.

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. x. 15. xi. 1,2. Brethren: Let him that glorieth, glory in the Lord : for not he that commendeth himself, is approved; but be whom God commendeth. (Chap. xi.) Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly : but do bear

For I ain jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

GRAD. Ps. xliv. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously and reign. V. Because of truth and meekness, and justice, and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Allcluia, A!!!uia. V. Aider her virgins shall be brought to

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