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thy sweet bleffings; thou dulcedinis : pofuifti in halt set on his head a capite ejus coronam de crown of precious stones. lapide pretiofo. V. Vitam V. He asked of thee life, petiit à te, & tribuifti ei and thou hast given him longitudinem dierum in a length of days for ever sæculum fæculi. and ever. TRACT. Blessed is the man, as p. cvii.

GOSPEL. Matt. xix. 27, 29. IT that time Peter said to Jefus : Behold we

have left all things, and have followed thee, What therefore shall we have? And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to you, that you, who have followed me, at the regeneration, when the son of Man shall fit on the throne of his majesty, you also shall fit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or fifters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for the sake of my name, shall receive an hundred-fold, and thall pofTefs life everJasting

OFFERTORY. P. xx. Thou hast granted Defiderium animae ehim, O Lord, his soul's jus tribuisti ei, Domine, defirc, and hast not disc & voluntate labiorum eappointed him of what jus non fraudasti eum. he asked. Thou hast fet Posuisti in capite ejus on his head a crown of coronam de lapide preprecious stones,

tioso. SECRET. AY blefled N. the Abbot, intercede for us,

O Lord, that the offerings we have laid on thy altars, may avail us to salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION, Luke xii. This is the faithful and Fidelis servus & pruprudent servant, whom dens, quem conftituit

| Expl. At the renewal of all things, wben death and fin fball be abolished, at the glorious coming of Chrift,

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the Lord placed over his Dominus super familiam family, to give them in fuam, ut det illis in temdue season their measure pore tritici mensuram. of wheat.

POSTCOMMUNION. Protegat nos.
TAY the receiving of this facrament, and the

interceflion of blessed N, the Abbot, protect us, O Lord, that we may both copy after the virtues of his life, and experience the help of his interceffion. Thro'.


The COMMON of a VIRGIN and

He state of Virginity is perfectly agrecable to the

licy may make against it. God himself, become incarnate, recommends it by word and example. St. Paul bestows the grcateit encomiums on it'; and. in every age of the Church, those that preserved their virginity, were always looked on as the noblest portion of the flock of Chrisi. On the festivals therefore of virgins, we are to beg of God the grace of perseverance to the end, for all those who have voluntarily, by vow, undertaken that perfect state; as likewise for all, that purity of mind necessary in every state of life, and without which we cannot see God.

1. VESPERS. The PSALMS as in the COMMON of the 3.V.

MARY, p. Ixii. Anth, HIS is a wise Ant. EC est virgo

virgin, and one of the Number of de numero prudentum. the prudent ones.

Anth. This is a wife Ant. Haec eft virgo viigil, whom the Lord fapiens, quam Dominus found watching

vigilantem invenit.

Anth. This is she, Ant. Hæc eft qua nėwho knew not the bed fcivit tuorum in delicto: in fin: she shall have the habebit fructum in relfruit of her pirtue in the pectione animarum sancreward of holy souls. tarum.

Anth. Come, my cho- Ant. Veni, electa mea, sen one, and I will place & ponam in të thronum my throne in thee.

meum. Anth. This is the Ant. Ifta eft fpeciosa beautiful one among the inter filias Jerusalem. daughters of Jerusalem.

LITTLE CHAPTER. 2 Cor. x. BRethren: He that glorieth, let him glory in the

Lord : for it is not he, who commendech himself, that is approved, but whom God commendeth.

RÉgard our vows with

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man, who

H Y M N.

YESU, corona virgracious eye,

ginum, O Jesus, crown or pu- Quem mater illa conrity,

cipit, Son of that chosen wo

Quæ fola virgo parturit; Was virgin chaste, and Hæc vota, clemens, acmother too.

cipe. The whitest lilies pave

Qui përgis inter lilia, thy way, And Quires of virgins Septus choreis virginum,

round thee play, O glorious bridegroom, Sponsus decorus gloriâ,

who dost bless Thy brides with endless Sponfisque reddens præhappiness.

mia. Which way soe'er thy Quocunque tendis, course doth

virgines Chafte virgins on thy Sequuntur, atque laudisteps attend,


Who running after thee, Poft te canentes curfido raise

tant, Their notes to sing loud Hymnosque dulces perhymns of praise.

fonant. We beg most humbly, Te deprecamur supthat our fenfe

plices, May feel thy heavenly Nostris ut addas sensibus

influence, And he'er be wounded

Nescire prorsus omnia, by those darts, Which poison, and de

Corruptionis vulnera. file our hearts. To God the Father, Virtus, honor, laus, and the Son,

gloria, And Holy Spirit, three Deo Patri cum Filio,

in one,

Be honour, glory, fame Sancto simul Paraclito,

and praise, For an eternal length of In fæculorum fæcula. days. Amen.

Amen. V. In thy comeliness V. Specie tuâ, & puland beauty. R. Go on, chritudine tuâ. R. Inproceed prosperously, tende, profperè procede,

and reign.

& regna.

At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Come, O spouse Ant. Veni, sponsa Chriof Chrift, receive the Ai, accipe coronam, crown, which the Lord quam tibi Dominus præhath prepared for thee paravit in æternum.

for ever.

MASS. INTROIT. Pf.cxviji.

I speabe left by law in the presence of kings

, Lahebar de tefti

moniis tuis, & non and I was not ashamed. confundebar: & meditaAnd I meditated on thy bar in mandatis tuis, quæ commandments which dilexi nimis. Pf. Beati loved exceedingly. Pf. immaculati in via, qui Blefled are the undefiled ambulant in lege Do

in the way, who walk in mini. V. Gloria.
the law of the Lord. V.
COLLECT. Deus, qui inter cætera.




power, haft bestowed the crown of martyrdom even on the weaker fex: mercifully grant, that we, who folemnize the feast of blessed Ň. thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by following her example, come to thee. Thro'.

LESSON. Ecclef. li. 1, 12.
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 haft been a help and protector to me; and haft preserved my body froin destruction, from the snare of the unjust tongue, and from the lips of them that forged lies; and in the fight of all that stood by, thou baft been my help: 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 sought my life, and from the gates of afflictions, which compaffed me about: from the opprefion of the flame, that surrounded me, and in the midst of 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 foul shall praise the Lord even unto death, because thou fuccourest those that trust in thee, and deliverest them from the hands of the Gentiles, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. P. xliv. Thou lovedst righte- Dilexisti justitiam, & ousness, and hatedit ini- odisti iniquitatem. V. quity. V. Therefore Propterea unxit te Deus, God, thy God hath a- Deus tuus oleo lielisiä. nointed shee with an oil of gladness.

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