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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, 0 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.

J. Sunday of October. FEAST of the ROSÁRY 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 abtained 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.

October 1. ST. REMIJIUS, b. and e.

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 thg

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holy angels for our guardians : mercifully bear 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 bear 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.

GRAD. Ps. xc. cii. God hath given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

V. In their hands they shall bear thee up, lest thon dash thy foot against a stone. Alleluia, Allevia. V. Bless the Lord, all ye

his hosts : his that do his will, praise the Lord. Alleluia.

OFFERT. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels:

GOSPEL. Matt. as on Michaelmas-day, p. 569. you ministers of his that do his will

. SECRET. Favourably receive, O Lord, the gifts which we offer thee in honour of thy holy angel ; and mercifully grant that, by their continual protec tion, we may be delivered from present dangers, and obtain eternal life. Thro'.

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


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Alleluia. P. COMM. Sumpsimus. Having joyfully receita ed, O Lord, the divine mysteries on this festival of thy holy angels; we beseech thee, that, by their intercession, we may always be delivered from the snares of our enemies, and fortified against all nd


versities. Thro'.

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IV. ST. FRANCIS of Assisium, c. 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 upon 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 beaven, and is honoured with celestial hymns. Allel.

GOSPEL. Matt. xi. as on the 15th Jan.

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxviii. 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.

P. COMM. Ecclesiam. We beseech thee, O Lord, that thy heavenly grace may increase thy

church, which thou hast vouchsafed to enlighten by
the glorious merits and example of blessed Francis
thy confessor. Thro'.

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All as in Mass X. p. xix. except the Collect, Secret

and P. Comm. which are taken from Mass IX. p.


All as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. ercept
COLLECT. Sancli Brunonis. Grant o Lond

we may be assisted by the holy prayers of blessed as bei
Bruno, thy confessor, that we who have grievousłything
offended thy divine Majesty, may, through his me-
rits and intercession, obtain pardon of all our sins. Le con

P. COMM. (Qucesumus.) as in p. xxix.



All as in Mass XII.


xxii. except COLLECT. E.caudi. Hear, O Lord, our prası ers, and by the intercession of blessed Mark, they Confessor and Bishop, mercifully grant us perdon and peace. Thro'.

of ss. Sergius, Bacchus, &c. (Sanctorum) W beseech thee, O Lord, that the eminent virtues of thy holy martyrs, Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus

, ani
Appuleius, may be a benefit to our souls, and encou-
rage us to be always fervent in thy love.

SECRET. May the offerings, &c. as in p. IVET.
Of ss. Sergius, &c.

We beseech thee, O Lord, that this host, which is to be offered to thee, may render thy divine Majesty appeased by the worthy intercession of thy saints.

P. COMM. Da, quesumus. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that thy faithful people may always

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joyfully honour thy saints, and ever be protected by their prayers. Thro'.

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. ercept!
COLLECT. O Lord our God, who through thy
only begotten Son hast revealed heavenly secrets to
blessed Birgit; grant, through her pious interces-
sion, 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. xii. as in p. xxxvii.

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IX. SS. DIONYSIUS, &c, mm.

All as in Mass IX. p. xvii. ercept COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst this day support blessed Dionysius, thy martyr and bio shop, 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; Paul 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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