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defend from all adversity, that they may serve and love thee more and more. Thro'.

P. COMM. Deus qui neminem. O God, who sufferest not those who hope in thee to be over much afflicted, but mercifully attendest to their petitions : : we give thee thanks for having heard our prayers, humbly beseeching thee, that by what we have received, we may be delivered from all adversity. Thro'.



INTROIT. Salre, Santa Parens, &c. HAIL, Holy Mother, who didst bring forth the King who reigns over heaven and earth for evermore.

Ps. My heart hath uttered good tidings: I address my works to the King. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Concede nos. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that we thy servants may enjoy constant health of body and mind, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, be delivered from all temporal afflictions, and come to those joys that are eternal. Thro'.

LESSON. Eccles. xxiv. 14, 16. From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place have I ministered before him. And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem. And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.

GRAD. Thou art blessed, and worthy of our respects, O Mary, the Virgin, who, without prejudice to thy virginity, didst become the mother of the Saviour. V. Ő Virgin-mother of God! he whom the whole world cannot contain, became man, and was shut up in thy womb. Allel. Allel.

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with the lowest. Alleluia.
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT, Gaude.


lvin. GOSPEL. Luke ix. 27, 28. At that time: Whilst Jesus spoke to the multitude: A certain wo man from the crowd lifting up her voice said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the paps that gave thee suck: but he said : Vea, rather bles. sed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

From EASTER to PENTECOST. GOSPEL. John. xix. 25, 27. At that time: There stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Dlagdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he said to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to his disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own.


Thou art truly happy, O sacred Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise : for out of thee arose the Sua of righteousness, Christ our God.


Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things: thou didst bring forth bien, who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever, Alleluia.


Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women: and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

SECRET. May, O Lord, by thy own mercy, and the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgio, this nblation procure us peace and happiness both in this ito and in that which is to come. Thro'.

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COMM. Blessed is the womb of Mary, the Virgin which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

P. COMM. Sumptis. Ilaving received, O Lord, what is to advance our salvation; grant we may al. ways be protected by the patronage of blessed Mary ever a Virgin, in whose honour we have offered this sacrifice to thy Majesty. Thro?.

When a Votive Mass of the B. V. is said on Saturday, the II. COLLECT, &c. are as follows. The III, either Ecclesiæ, or Deus omnium.

II. COLLECT. Deus, qui corda. O God, who by the light of the Holy Ghost, has instructed the hearts of the faithful: grant, that by the direction of the same Holy Spirit, we may relish what is right, and always enjoy his consolation. Thro'.

II. SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made; and cleanse our hearts by the fire of the Holy Ghost. Thro'.

II. P. COMM. Sancti Spiritus. May the pooring forth of thy Holy Spirit, O Lord, cleanse our hearts, and make them faithful by bis inward dew falling on them. Thro'.

MASS XXVII. From ADVENT to CHRISTMAS. Introit, Offertory, and Communion, as on the IV.

Sunday of Advent, Collect, Secret, and P. Comm. are the Il. Collect, &c. on the first Sunday, &c. Lesson and Gospel as on the Annunciation, the 25th of March.

GRAD. Ps. xxiii. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, 0 eternal gates; and the King of glory shall enter in. V. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place ? He whose hands are innocent, and whose heart is clean. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women. Alleluia.






INTROIT. Vultum tuum, as in Mass XXI.
Collect, Secret, and P. Comin, as on the CIRCUM-

CISION, p. 39. Epistle, Tilus ii. and Gospel
Luke ii. as in p. 40.

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men; grace is poured abroad on thy lips V. My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak my works to the King: my tongue is the pen of scrivener that writeth swiftly. Alleluia, Allelude V. After child-birth thou remainedst still a pure Var gin: 0 Mother of God intercede for us. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said

TRACT, Gaule, Maria, Virgo, cunctas haereses sola interemisti. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou alone hast destroyed all heresies. V. Who didst believe the words of Gabriel the archangel. D. Whilst a Virgin, thou didst bring forth him that was God and man; and after child-birth didst remain a pure Vir gin. V. O Mother of God, intercede for us. OFFERT. Thou art truly happy, as in po

Dvi. COMM Blessed is the womb of Mary the Firgin, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

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tite BENEDICTION of the MARRIAGE. INTROIT. Tob. vii. May the God of Israel join you together: and may he be with you, who #2 inerciful to our two first parents, when alone. And now, O Lord, make them praise thee with a full and sincere heart. Alleluia Allcluia. Ps. Blessed an all they that fear the Lord, that walk in his ways. 1. Glory.

COLLECT. Eraudi nos. Hear us, 0 Almighty and merciful God, that what we according to our office perform, may be abundantly sanctified by thy blessing. Tiro'.


EPISTLE. Eph. v. 22, 33. Brethren: Let women be subject to their husbands, as to the Lord. Because the husband is the head of the wife: as Christ is the head of the Church: he is the Saviour of his body. Therefore as the Church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in all things. Husbands love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church, and delivered himself up for it: that he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life; that he might present it to himself a glorious Church not having spot or wrinkle, nor any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. “ For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall stick to his wise, and they shall be two in one flesh.” This is a great sacrament: but I speak in Christ and in the Church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular love his wife as himself: and let the wife fear her busband.

GRAD. Ps. cxxvii. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine on the sides of thy house. V. Thy children as olive plants round about thy table. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. xix. May the Lord hend thee help from the sanctuary, and defend them out of Sion. Alleluia.

After Septuag. instead of Allelnia and V. is sairl'

TRACT. Ps. cxxvii. Behold thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. V. May the Lord bless thee out of Sion, and mayest thou see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. V. And mayest thou see thy children's children: peace upon Israel.

GOSPEL. Matt. xix. 3, 6. At that time : The Pharisees came to Jesus, tempting him, and saying:


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