Page images
PDF
EPUB

To convert sinners grant Ad te reverfis exhibe

the grace

Of pardon, and their Remissionis gratiam.

fins efface. Our crimes are grie

Multum quidem pec. vous to excess,

cavimus, But spare us, who our Sed parce confitentibus :

guilt confess, And for thy greater praise Ad nominis laudem tui

apply To our fick souls a re- Confer

Confer medelam crimedy.

minis. May saving fasts ob- Concede noftrum conserv'd this Lent

teri Become the bodies pu- Corpus per abftinentiam:

nilhment : That fins may thus un- Culpæ ut relinquant pafed remain,

bulum And so the heart from Jejuna corda criminum.

fin abftain. Grant, О most sacred Præfa, beata Trini

Trinity, Grant, o most perfect Concede simplex UniUnity,

tas, That this our solemn ab- Ut fructuofa fint tuis

ftinence May fruitful prove to Jejuniorum munera.

mind and sense. Amen.

Amen. V. God hath given his V. Angelis suis Deus Angels a charge over mandavit de te. R. Ut thee. R. To guard thee cuftodiant te in omnibus

viis tuis.

tas,

in all thy ways.

At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Behold now an

Ant. Ecce nunc temacceptable time; behold pus acceptabile ; ecce now the day of salvation: nunc dies salutis : in his in these days therefore let ergo diebus exhibeamus us behave ourselves like nofmetipfos ficut Dei servants of God, with ministros, in multâ patimuch patience in fasting, entiâ, in jejuniis, in vigiin watching, and in an liis, & charitate non unfeigned charity. fictâ.

PRAYÉR. Collect at Mass, as above, p. 21.

MONDAY. I. WEEK in LENT.

COour

M AS S. INTROIT. S the eyes of servants are on the

Pf. 122. hands of their masters, so are our eyes on the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us : have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

Ps. To thee have I lifted up my eyes, thou that dwelleft in the heavens. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Converte nos. YOnvert us, O God our Saviour, and instruct

our minds with thy heavenly doctrine, that this fast of Lent may be beneficial to us. Thro'.

LESSON. Ezek. xxxiv. II, 16. T Hus faith the Lord God: Behold, I myself will

seek my sheep' and I will visit them. As the Thepherd goeth to seek his flock in the day, 'when he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I visit my sheep, and deliver them out of all the places, where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them from amidst the nations, and gather them from different countries, and bring them into their own land, and feed them on the mountains of Israel, along the river sides, and in every inhabited part of the country. In the richest pastures will I feed them: and on the high mountains of Israel Mall their pastures be: there fhall they reft on the green grass, and in the fat paltures shall they be fed on the mountains of Israel. I myfelf will feed my sheep, and I will make them lie down, faith the Lord God. I will seek what was loft, I will bring back what was strayed; I will bind up the wounds of such as were hurt, and strengthen such as were weak; such as are fat and strong I will keep, and I will feed a them with judgment, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. PS. 83. Caft an eye upon us, O God our Protector, look down upon thy servants. V. O Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy servants.

Tract. Pf. 102. Deal not with us, O Lord, according to our sins, nor reward us according to our iniquities. V. Pf. 78. Remember not, O Lord, our past offences; let thy mercy soon overtake us, for we are become exceeding poor. V. Help us, O God our Saviour, and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us, and for the fake of thy own name pardon us our fins.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. 31. A.

T that time : Jesus said to his disciples : When

the Son of Man fhall come in his majesty, and all the Angels with him, then thall he fit on the throne of his glory: and all nations thall be gathered together before him, and he shall sepasate them one from another, as a fhepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: and he shall place the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand: Come you blefled of my Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world : for I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you entertained me; naked, and you clothed me; fick, a Expl, I will govern obem witb juflice, Here all kneel down,

[ocr errors]

WEEK Monday. and you visited me;

I was in prison, and you came to see me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and entertained thee? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when did we see thee fick or in prison, and visited thee? And the King shall answer, and say to them : Amen, I say to you, inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it to me. Then he shall say to them also on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the Devil and his Angels : for I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave not to drink; I was a stranger, and you entertained me not; naked, and you clothed me not; I was sick and in prison, and you

visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not affift thee? Then he shall answer them, saying : Amen, I fay to you, inafmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. And these shall

go

into everasting punishment; but the righteous into everlafting life.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 118. I will lift up my eyes, and consider thy wonders, O Lord, that thou may'st teach me thy law: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

SECRET.
Anctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made,

and cleanse us from the stains of our fins. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Matt. 25. Amen, I say to you: What

you have done to one of the least of mine, you

have done to me: come you blessed of my Father, take poffeffion of the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.

Sam

BE

POSTCOMMUNION. Salutaris. Eing filled, O Lord, by the participation of

thy saving mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, that as we rejoice in the taste thereof, we may be renewed by their effects. Thro'.

The PRAYER over the people.

Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Abfolve.

Let us pray.

,

of our fins : and mercifully turn away from us, whatever we deserve for them. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. What you have Ant. Quod uni ex midone to one of the least nimis meis fecistis, mihi of mine, you have done fecistis, dicit Dominus. to me, faith the Lord. V. and R. as above, p. 27. PRAYER. Absolve.

TUESDAY.

MASS.
VHou, O Lord, haft been our re-

INTROIT } T fuge from generation to enter

[ocr errors]

ration : thou art from all eternity, and wilt be throughout all ages. Ps. Before the mountains were made, and before the globe of the earth was formed, thou art God from all eternity and throughout all ages. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Refpice.
OOK down, O Lord, on thy children, and

grant that, while we chastise ourselves by mortifying the flesh, our minds may be inflamed with the love and desire of thee. Thro'.

LESSO N. Ifaias lv. 6, II. IN those days : Isaias the Prophet Spake, saying ;

Seck the Lord, while he may be found; call

« PreviousContinue »