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the holy scriptures, wast pleased to provide for thy holy church that great doctor, the blessed Jerome ; grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and thy grace, we may live according to what he taught us by word and example. Thro'.

SECRET. Grant us grace, O Almighty God, by virtue of these heavenly gifts, to serve thee with perfect liberty of mind, by the intercession of blessed Jerome, thy confessor, that the gifts we now offer may heal as and procure us glory. Thro'.

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled with this heavenly food, we beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, by the intercession of blessed Jerome, thy confessor, the grace of thy mercy.

I. Sunday of October.

FEAST of the ROSARY of the B. V. MARY. All as in the Votive Mass, Salve, p. xlv, except COLLECT. Deus, cujus. O God, whose only Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, hath obtained for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech thee, that meditating on these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the B. V. M. we may imitate what they contain, and come to the happiness which they promise. Thro'.

Here, as well as at the Secret and P. Comm. is made a Commem. of the Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel whereof is read at the end of the Mass.

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All as in Mass XI. p. xxi.

II. FEAST OF THE ANGELS GUARDIANS. INTROIT. Ps. cii. as on Michaelmas Day, p. 558. COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who in thy wonderful providence, hath been pleased to appoint the


holy angels for our guardians: mercifully hear our prayers, and grant we may rest secure under their protection, and enjoy their fellowship in heaven for ever. Thro'.

LESSON. Exod. xxiii. 20, 23. Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Take notice of him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned; for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him. But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them, that afflict thee. And my angel shall go before thee.

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COMM. Bless the Lord, all ye angels of the Lord; sing a hymn to his praise, and extol him for



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INTROIT. Gal. vi. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. Ps. I cried to the Lord with my voice with my voice I made supplication to the Lord. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by the exemplary virtues of blessed Francis, didst enlarge thy church by a new offspring: grant we may follow him in despising the things of this world, and be blessed in the perpetual enjoyment of thy heavenly grace. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Gal. vi. 14, 18. Brethren; God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and apon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me. For I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen. GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. as in p xxv. to

V. Francis, poor and humble, goeth rich into heaven, and is honoured with celestial hymns. Allel. GOSPEL. Matt. xi. as on the 15th Jan.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. My truth and my mercy are with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

SECRET. Sanctify the gifts dedicated to thee, O Lord; and by the intercession of blessed Francis, purify us from every stain of sin. Thro'.

COMM. Luke xii. This is the faithful and wise servant, whom the Lord hath placed over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season.

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Of SS. Sergius, &c. (Sacramentis.) Strengthen us, O Lord, by thy mysteries which we have received, and by the intercession of thy holy martyrs, Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus, and Appuleius, grant us spiritual arms, whereby we may be defended from all assaults of the devil.


All as in Mass XXII. p. xxxix. except】 COLLECT. O Lord our God, who through thy only begotten Son hast revealed heavenly secrets to blessed Birgit; grant, through her pious intercession, that we thy servants may rejoice for ever in the communication of thy everlasting glory. Thro'. EPISTLE. 1 Tim. as on 4th of May, GOSPEL. Matt. xiii. as in p. xxxvii.

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COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst this day support blessed Dionysius, thy martyr and bishop, with the gift of constancy in his sufferings; and didst join to him Rusticus and Eleutherius, to spread thy name among the Gentiles; grant, we beseech thee, that, after their example, we may despise the pleasing things of this world, and fear none of its terrors. Thro'.

LESSON. Acts xvii. 22. In those days; Pauf standing in the midst of Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious. For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also on which was written; To the unknown God. What therefore you worship with

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