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treasure to men; and they that make use of it, are made partakers of the friendship of God, being commendable for the gifts of his wisdom.

VIII. St. JOHN of GOD, Confessor. A Double.

VESPER S. All as in the COMMON, p. cxvii. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.

Introit. The mouth of the righteous man.
With the rest, as in the COMMON, p. cxviii. except
what follows:

COLLECT. Deus, qui beatum.
God, who didst grant thy servant John, being

inflamed with the fire of thy love, to walk without hurt thro' the midst of fames, and by him didft institute a new order in thy Church ; grant, by his merits, that the fire of thy charity may cure our diseased souls, and obtain for us eternal remedies. Thro'.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. 35. AT T that time : The Pharisees came to Jesus: And

one of them, a doctor of the law, put a question to him, tempting him: Master, which is the great commandment of the law? Jesus said to him: Thou Jhalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole foul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the fecond is like to this : Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments depend the whole law and the prophets. And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them, faying: What think


of the Chrift? Whose fon is he? They say to him: David's. He faith to them: How then doth David in fpirit call him Lord, saying: The Lord said unto my Lord. Sit thou on my

right hand, untill I make thy enemies a footstool for thy feet. If David then call him Lord: how is he his fon? And no one was able to answer him a word; nor durft any one from that day put any more questions to him.

St. FRANCES, Widow. A Double.

VESPER S. As in the COMMON, p. cxli. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.

M ASS. INTROIT. I have found. With the reft. ComMON, p. cxliii. except:

COLLECT. Deus, qui beatam.

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X. The FORTY MARTYRS. A Semidouble.

At V ES PER S. The COMMEMORATION. Anth. For to them. V. Rejoice. COMMON, p. xcii. Prayer. Collect at Mass.

MASS. INTROIT. THE righteous cried out, and the

Lord graciously heard them : and delivered them from all their distress. Pf. I will praise the Lord at all times: ever shall his praise be in my mouth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfta, quæfumus.
Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that,

Pf. 33.


tyrs in the confession of thy faith, we may experience their kindness in interceding with thee for us. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Heb. xi. COMMON, p. cii. GRADUAL. Pf. 132. Behold how good and delightful it is for brethren to live in peace. V. It is like the perfumed oil which from the head came down all over the beard of Aaron.

Tract. They that low. COMMON, p. xciv.Gospel. Luke vi. ib. p. xcviii.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 31. Rejoice in the Lord, and be in transports of joy, you righteous; and be glad, you upright of heart.

SECR E T. "Ercifully, O Lord, look on the sacrifice which

we offer thee; and grant, by the intercelfion of thy Martyrs, that it may increafe our devotion, and avail to our salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Matt. 12. Whoever shall do the will of my Father, who is in heaven; the fame is my brother, fifter, and mother, faith the Lord. POSTCOMMUNION. Quæfumus.

E beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we

may one day receive the effects of that salvation, of which we have taken the pledge in these mysteries. Thro'. cooked


XII. St. GREGORY the GREAT, Pope and

Doctor. A Double.

VESPERS. All as in the COMMON, p. ciii. at the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. O excellent, ib. p. cxiii. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.

M A S S. INTROIT. O ye priests of God. COM p. lxxxiii,


COLLECT. Deus, qui anime. O

Gregory, thy servant, with eternal bliss; mercifully grant, that we, who are oppressed by the weight of our fins, may, by his interceflion, find relief. Thro' EPISTLE. 2 Tim. iv. COMMON, p. cxiv.

GRADUAL. Pf. cix. The Lord hath sworn, Juravit Dominus, & and he will not repent: non pænitebit eum : tu thou art a priest for ever es facerdos in æternum according to the order of secundum ordinem Mel. Melchisedech. V. The chifedech. V. Dixit DoLord said to my Lord: Sit minus Domino meo : thou on my right hand. Sede à dextris meis.

Tract. Blessed is the man. COMMON, p.Ixxxiv. Gospel. Matt. v. ib. p. cxv. OFFERTORY. My truth, ib. p. cxii.

SECRET. GRant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that, by the

interceffion of blessed Gregory, this facrifice may be of benefit to us, by the offering of which thou waft pleased to cancel the fins of the whole world. Thro'.

COMMUNION. This is the faithful. COMMON, POSTCOMMUNION. Deus, qui beatum.

God, who didst equal blessed Gregory thy O

Bishop in merits with the rest of thy saints, mercifully grant, that, as we celebrate his memory, so we may also follow his example. Thro'.

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At VESPER S. The COMMEMORATION. Anth. O Priest and Bishop. V. The Lord loved. COMMON, p. cv. PRAYER, Collect at Mass.

M A SS. INTROIT. The Lord settled. With the rest, as in the COMMON, p. cvi. except:

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O ,

thy Bishop and Confeffor, to preach thy glory to the Gentiles : grant, by his merits and prayers, that we may, through thy grace, be enabled to keep thy commandments.' Thro'. ofood


XIX. St. JOSEPH, Confeffor. A Double of the second

Rank. 1. VESPER S. The PSALMS as on Sundays, p. xli. except the laft, which is : Pl. 116. Laudate Dominum omnes, COMMON, p. Ixvii. Anth. Acob begot yo- Ant. Acob autem ge

nuit Joseph viband of Mary, of whom rum Maria, de quâ nawas born Jesus, who is tus eft Jefus, qui vocatur called the

Chrift. Chriftus. Anth. The angel Ga- Ant. Miffus eft angelus briel was sent by God to Gabriel à Deo ad virgia virgin espoused to a nem defponfatam viro, man of the house of Da- cui nomen erat Jofeph, vid, whose name was de domo David, & noJoseph, and the name of men virginis Maria. the virgin was Mary.

Anth. When Mary the Ant. Cum effet demother of Jesus was e. fponfata mater. Yesu Mafpoufed to Joseph, before ria Jofeph, antequam they had been together, convenirent, inventa eft she was found to be with in utero habens de fpirichild by the Holy Ghost. tu tuo.

Anth. Her husband Ant. Joseph vir ejus, Jofeph being a righteous cum effet juftus,& nollet

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