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P. ixvi.

be it to me according to cundum verbum tuum. thy word. The LITTLE CHAPTER. Isaiah vii. Ehold a virgin shall conceive, and bring forth

a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. He shall eat butter and honey, that he may know how to refufe evil, and chuse good.

HYMN. Hail God's bright Mother. COMMON,

t'. Hail Mary, full of V. Ave Maria, gratiâ grace. R. The Lord is plena. R. Dominus tewith thee.

At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. The Holy Ghost Ant. Spiritus Sanctus shall descend upon thee, in te descendet, Maria, O Mary, and the power & virtus Altiffimi obumof the Most High shall brabit tibi. overhadaw thee.

PRAYER. Collect at Mals.

MASS. INTROIT. All the rich of the people. ComMON, P. cxxxviij.

COLLECT. Deus, qui de beatæ.

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the angel delivered bis message, should take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary: give ear to our humble petitions, and grant: that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her prayers. Thro' the same.

LESSON. J. vii. so, 16. I N those days : The Lord spoke to Achaz saying:

Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell, or unto the heavens above. And Achaz faid : I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord.

And he said : Hear ye therefore, O house of David: is it not enough for you

to be troublesome to men; but you must be troublesome to my God also ? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a Virgin thall conceive, and bear a Son, and his name fall be called Emmanuel. He shall eat a butter and honey, that he may know to refuse evil, and ta choose good.

GRADUAL. Grace is spread. COMMON, p.cxlv. TRACT. Hear, O daughter, ib. p. cxxxvi..

GOSPEL. Luke i. 26, 38. A T that time : The Angel Gabriel was sent

from God to a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man, whose name was Jofeph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said to her : Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. And when she had heard this, she was troubled at his words, and thought with herself, what manner of falutation this Thould be.

And the Angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and lhalt bring forth a Son; and thou thalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High ; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David, his father; and he fhall reign in the house of Jacob for ever, and of his reign there shall be no end. And Mary said to the Angel : How shall this be, since I know not man? And the Angel answering, said to her : The Holy Ghoft shall come down upon thee, and the power of the Most High Thall overshadow thee. And therefore the Holy one, who shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age ; and this is the fixth month with her, who is called the barren woman; for with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary faid: Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord : be it unto me according to thy word. CREDO.

a Expl. Butter and boney, or ra:ber cream and honey, was the forf food given to children ; and the meaning is, that Christ should be as really a man, as be was God, the irue Emmanuel, or the Perfon, in whom ibe divine nature should be united za sbat of man.

OFFERTORY. Luke i. Hail, Mary, full of Ave, Maria, gratia grace,

the Lord is with plena, Dominus tecum : thee: blessed art thou bencdicta tu in mulieriamongst women; and bus; & benedictus frucblessed is the fruit of thy tus ventris tui. womb.

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we, who confess him, that was conceived of a virgin, to be true God, and true man, may, by the power of his faving resurrection, deserve to come to eternal joys. Thro’the same.

PREFACE, On the annunciation. ORDINARY,

p. xxiv.

COMMUNION. 18. vii. Behold a Virgin thall Ecce Virgo concipiet, conceive, and bring forth & pariet Filium : & voa Son: and his name cabitur nomen ejus Emfhall be called Emmanuel. manuel. POSTCOMMUNION. Gratiam tuam. OUR forth, we beleech thee, O Lord, thy

grace into our hearts, that we, who, by the message of an Angel, have known the incarnation of thy Son, the Christ, may, by his passion and cross, come to the glory of his resurrection. Thro' the same.

II. V E SPER S.

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All as in the first VESPERS, p. 221, except:

At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. The Angel Ga- Ant. Gabriel Angelus briel spoke to Mary, fay- locutus eft Maria, diing: Hail, full of grace, cens: Ave, gratiâ plena, the Lord is with thee; Dominus tecum; beneblessed art thou amongst dicta tu in mulieribus, women.

PRAYER. Collect at Mass.

The FEASTS of APRIL

II. St. FRANCIS of PAULA, Confessor. A

Double,

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

MASS. • INTROIT. The righteous man. With the rest. COMMON, p. cxx. except:

COLLECT. Deus, humilium.

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raise blessed Francis to the glory of thy saints ; grant, we beseech thee, that, thro' his merits, and by following his example, we may happily obtain those rewards, which thou hast promised to the humble. Thro'. EPISTLE. Phil. iii. 7. COMMON, p. cxxii.

SECRET.
A Y the offerings, O Lord, of thy devout

we lay on thy altars, be plea- . sing to thee, and advantageous to us, by the merits of blessed Francis. Thro'. POSTCOMMUNION. Sumpta, Domine, AY the heavenly facraments, O Lord, which

we have received, procure for us, by the

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intercession of blessed Francis, thy Confeffor, all neceffary helps, both for this life and that which is to come. Thro'.

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IV. St, ISIDORE, Bishop, Confeffor, and Doctor.

A Double.

V ES PERS. As in the COMMON, p. ciii. At the MAGNIFI. CAT. Anth. O excellent Doctor, ib. p. cxiii. PRAYER. Deus, qui populo, ib. p. cxiv,

M AS S. All as in the COMMON of DocToRS, p. cxiv. * * * * * *

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V. St. VINCENT FERRERIUS, Confessor,

A Double.

V E S P E R S. As in the COMMON, p. cxvii. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.

M AS S.
INTROIT. The mouth of the righteous man.
With the rest. COMMON, p. cxviii. except:

COLLECT. Deus, qui Ecclefiam.
God, who wast pleased to illustrate thy Church

by the virtues and preaching of blessed Vincent, thy Confessor; grant us, thy servants, that we may be both instructed by his example, and by the affiftance of his prayers be delivered from all evil. Thro'.

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St. LEO, Pope, Confessor, and Doctor. A Double.

V ESP E R S. As in the COMMON, p. ciii. At the MAGNIFI• CAT. Anth. O excellent, ib. p. cxii. PRAYER. Deus, qui populo, ib. p. cxiv.

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