Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sacred Heart of Jesus is the Heart of Mary
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"The...reason why the Sacred Heart is truly the Heart of Mary is that the Eternal Father, having considered the Blessed Virgin from the very instant of her conception as the one chosen to be the Mother of God, gave her from the first moment of her life a love similar to His love for His Divine Son.  According to many theologians, Mary had more love for Jesus at that moment than all the Seraphim will ever have.  Therefore, Mary's incomparable love for Jesus drew Him into her sacred womb and into her heart to rest there eternally as the Heart of her Heart and as a Divine Sun that sheds its celestial light into her soul and inflames it with divine fire.

"...She cooperated with the Blessed Trinity to form the human Heart of Jesus, which was formed of her virginal blood.  The blood of her holy Heart passed into the Heart of Jesus and received the perfection that was needed to form the Heart of the God-man.  This divinely human and humanly divine Heart dwelt in the sacred womb of Mary as a furnace of divine love, a furnace which transformed the Heart of Mary into the Heart of Jesus and made these two Hearts but one and the same Heart in a unity of spirit, affection and will."

Source: The Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. John Eudes
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Friday, June 24, 2011
First Priestly Blessings: 2011
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We need them in life's early morning,
We need them again at its close;
We feel their warm clasp of true friendship,
We seek it while tasting life's woes.

When we come to this world we are sinful,
The greatest as well as the least.
And the hands that make us pure as angels
Are the beautiful hands of a priest.



At the altar each day we behold them,
And the hands of a king on his throne
Are not equal to them in their greatness
Their dignity stands alone.

For there in the stillness of morning
Ere the sun has emerged from the east,
There God rests between the pure fingers
Of the beautiful hands of a priest.



When we are tempted and wander
To pathways of shame and sin
'Tis the hand of a priest that absolve us.
Not once but again and again.

And when we are taking life's partner
Other hands may prepare us a feast
But the hands that will bless and unite us,
Are the beautiful hands of a priest.


God bless them and keep them all holy,
For the Host which their fingers caress,
What can a poor sinner do better
Than to ask Him who chose them to bless

When the death dews on our lids are falling,
May our courage and strength be increased
By seeing raised o'er us in blessing
The beautiful hands of a priest.

Source: SSPX.ORG
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Corpus Christi & Vigil of Natvity of St. John the Baptist
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Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you; he who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."-- John 6:53, 54

Today the Holy Church celebrates the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a First Class Feast.  Today is also coincidentally the Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  While we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the Vigil of the Nativity of St. John will be commemorated in the prayers of the day.


Today's feast has 3 purposes:

1) To honor Our Lord, who is truly present in the Holy Eucharist
2) To instruct others on the faith, mystery, and devotion concerning the Holy Eucharist
3) To show our appreciate for the great gift of the Holy Eucharist


Posts Recommended for Corpus Christi:

Posts Recommended for the Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
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    Without a Priest, There is No Sacrifice
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    "The human race has always felt the need of a priesthood: of men, that is, who have the official charge to be mediators between God and humanity, men who should consecrate themselves entirely to this mediation, as to the very purpose of their lives, men set aside to offer to God public prayers and sacrifices in the name of human society. For human society as such is bound to offer to God public and social worship. It is bound to acknowledge in Him its Supreme Lord and first beginning, and to strive toward Him as to its last end, to give Him thanks and offer Him propitiation. In fact, priests are to be found among all peoples whose customs are known, except those compelled by violence to act against the most sacred laws of human nature. They may, indeed, be in the service of false divinities; but wherever religion is professed, wherever altars are built, there also is a priesthood surrounded by particular marks of honor and veneration"  Source: Pope Pius XI, Ad Catholici Sacerdotii.

    "Nothing is so deeply inscribed in human nature as religion and its essential act, sacrifice.  Now to accomplish a sacred act, "sacrum facere," there must be consecrated, designated persons capable of drawing near to God and of serving Him.  This person will be the priest, sacerdos, "giving the sacred."  We see how God in His infinite goodness and mercy has arranged everything so that worship worthy of Himself may be offered by men who had strayed far from Him" Source: The Mass of All Time by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Ember Days
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    The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week are Ember Days and, as such, are days of penance.  Wednesday and Saturday are days of partial abstinence from meat while Friday is total abstinence (as usual).  

    Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priests encourage the Faithful to observe the days. Ember Days are set aside to pray and/or offer thanksgiving for a good harvest and God's blessings. If you are in good health, please at least fast during these three days and pray the additional prayers. Remember the words from the Gospel: "Unless you do penance, you shall likewise perish" (Luke 13:5)

    From New Advent:

    Ember days (corruption from Lat. Quatuor Tempora, four times) are the days at the beginning of the seasons ordered by the Church as days of fast and abstinence. They were definitely arranged and prescribed for the entire Church by Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) for the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after 13 December (S. Lucia), after Ash Wednesday, after Whitsunday, and after 14 September (Exaltation of the Cross). The purpose of their introduction, besides the general one intended by all prayer and fasting, was to thank God for the gifts of nature, to teach men to make use of them in moderation, and to assist the needy. The immediate occasion was the practice of the heathens of Rome. The Romans were originally given to agriculture, and their native gods belonged to the same class.

    At the beginning of the time for seeding and harvesting religious ceremonies were performed to implore the help of their deities: in June for a bountiful harvest, in September for a rich vintage, and in December for the seeding; hence their feriae sementivae, feriae messis, and feri vindimiales. The Church, when converting heathen nations, has always tried to sanctify any practices which could be utilized for a good purpose. At first the Church in Rome had fasts in June, September, and December; the exact days were not fixed but were announced by the priests. The "Liber Pontificalis" ascribes to Pope Callistus (217-222) a law ordering: the fast, but probably it is older. Leo the Great (440-461) considers it an Apostolic institution. When the fourth season was added cannot be ascertained, but Gelasius (492-496) speaks of all four. This pope also permitted the conferring of priesthood and deaconship on the Saturdays of ember week--these were formerly given only at Easter.

    Before Gelasius the ember days were known only in Rome, but after his time their observance spread. They were brought into England by St. Augustine; into Gaul and Germany by the Carlovingians. Spain adopted them with the Roman Liturgy in the eleventh century. They were introduced by St. Charles Borromeo into Milan. The Eastern Church does not know them. The present Roman Missal, in the formulary for the Ember days, retains in part the old practice of lessons from Scripture in addition to the ordinary two: for the Wednesdays three, for the Saturdays six, and seven for the Saturday in December. Some of these lessons contain promises of a bountiful harvest for those that serve God.

    From Catholic Culture:

    Since man is both a spiritual and physical being, the Church provides for the needs of man in his everyday life. The Church's liturgy and feasts in many areas reflect the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, fall and winter). The months of August, September, October and November are part of the harvest season, and as Christians we recall God's constant protection over his people and give thanksgiving for the year's harvest.

    The September Ember Days were particularly focused on the end of the harvest season and thanksgiving to God for the season. Ember Days were three days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) set aside by the Church for prayer, fasting and almsgiving at the beginning of each of the four seasons of the year. The ember days fell after December 13, the feast of St. Lucy (winter), after the First Sunday of Lent (spring), after Pentecost Sunday (summer), and after September 14 , the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (fall). These weeks are known as the quattor tempora, the "four seasons."

    Since the late 5th century, the Ember Days were also the preferred dates for ordination of priests. So during these times the Church had a threefold focus: (1) sanctifying each new season by turning to God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving; (2) giving thanks to God for the various harvests of each season; and (3) praying for the newly ordained and for future vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
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    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Ecclesia Dei Letter: Altar Girls NEVER Permitted at Traditional Latin Mass
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    While it should go without saying that altar girls are NOT permitted at the Traditional Latin Mass, the above letter is confirmation that the usage of altar girls is NEVER permissible at the Traditional Latin Mass.

    For my post on why altar girls should NEVER be used at any Mass, please see The History and Graces Received From Altar Serving.
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    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    June: Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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    "Let us remember that the Heart of Jesus has called us not only for our own sanctification but also for that of other souls. He wants to be helped in the salvation of souls" (St. Padre Pio)

    The Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Therefore, I recommend the following posts for the month of June.

    Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Litany of Saints for Rogation Days
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    Please join the Holy Church in observing the Rogation Days by praying the Litany of the Saints.  For those wishing to pray along in Latin, the language of the Church, please click here to pray along.

    Latin and Greek (original)
    English (translation)
    V. Kyrie, eléison.
    V. Lord, have mercy.
    R. Christe, eléison.
    R. Christ, have mercy.
    V. Kyrie, eléison.
    V. Lord, have mercy.


    V. Christe, audi nos.
    V. O Christ, hear us.
    R. Christe, exáudi nos.
    R. O Christ, graciously hear us.


    V. Pater de cælis, Deus.
    V. O God the Father of heaven.
    R. Miserére nobis.
    R. Have mercy upon us.


    V. Fili, Redémptor mundi, Deus.
    V. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world.
    R. Miserére nobis.
    R. Have mercy upon us.


    V. Spíritus Sancte, Deus.
    V. O God the Holy Ghost.
    R. Miserére nobis.
    R. Have mercy upon us.


    V. Sancta Trínitas, unus Deus.
    V. O Holy Trinity, one God.
    R. Miserére nobis.
    R. Have mercy upon us.


    V. Sancta María.
    V. Holy Mary.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Dei Génetrix.
    V. Holy Mother of God.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Virgo vírginum.
    V. Holy Virgin of virgins.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.
    V. Sancte Michael.
    V. Saint Michael.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Gabriel.
    V. Saint Gabriel.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Raphael.
    V. Saint Raphael.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Angeli et Archangeli.
    V. All ye holy Angels and Archangels.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti beatórum Spírituum ordines.
    V. All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Joánnes Baptista.
    V. Saint John the Baptist.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Josephe.
    V. Saint Joseph.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Patriárchæ et Prophetæ.
    V. All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Petre.
    V. Saint Peter.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Paule.
    V. Saint Paul.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Andrea.
    V. Saint Andrew.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Jacobe.
    V. Saint James.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Joánnes.
    V. Saint John.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Thoma.
    V. Saint Thomas.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Jacobe.
    V. Saint James.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Philippe.
    V. Saint Philip.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Bartholomæe.
    V. Saint Bartholomew.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Matthæe.
    V. Saint Matthew.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Simon.
    V. Saint Simon.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Thaddæe.
    V. Saint Jude.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Matthia.
    V. Saint Matthias.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Barnaba.
    V. Saint Barnabas.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Luca.
    V. Saint Luke.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Marce.
    V. Saint Mark.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Apóstoli et Evangelistæ.
    V. All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Discípuli Dómini.
    V. All ye holy Disciples of the Lord.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Innocéntes.
    V. All ye Holy Innocents.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Stephane.
    V. Saint Stephen.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Laurénti.
    V. Saint Lawrence.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Vincenti.
    V. Saint Vincent.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancti Fabiane et Sebastiane.
    V. Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancti Joánnes et Paule.
    V. Saint John and Saint Paul.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancti Cosma et Damiane.
    V. Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancti Gervasi et Protasi.
    V. Saint Gervasius and Saint Protasius.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Mártyres.
    V. All ye holy Martyrs.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Silvester.
    V. Saint Sylvester.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Gregóri.
    V. Saint Gregory.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Ambrósi.
    V. Saint Ambrose.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Augustine.
    V. Saint Augustine.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Hieronyme.
    V. Saint Jerome.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Martine.
    V. Saint Martin.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Nicolaë.
    V. Saint Nicholas.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Pontifices et Confessores.
    V. All ye holy Bishops and Confessors.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Doctores.
    V. All ye holy Doctors.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Antoni.
    V. Saint Anthony.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Benedicte.
    V. Saint Benedict.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Bernarde.
    V. Saint Bernard.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Dominice.
    V. Saint Dominic.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancte Francisce.
    V. Saint Francis.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Sacerdótes et Levitæ.
    V. All ye holy Priests and Levites.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sancti Monachi et Eremitæ.
    V. All ye holy Monks and Hermits.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta María Magdalena.
    V. Saint Mary Magdalene.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Agatha.
    V. Saint Agatha.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Lucia.
    V. Saint Lucy.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Agnes.
    V. Saint Agnes.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Cæcilia.
    V. Saint Cecilia.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Catharina.
    V. Saint Catherine.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Sancta Anastasia.
    V. Saint Anastasia.
    R. Ora pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes sanctæ Vírgines et Víduæ.
    V. All ye holy Virgins and Widows.
    R. Orate pro nobis.
    R. Pray for us.


    V. Omnes Sancti et Sanctæ Dei.
    V. All ye Holy, Righteous, and Elect of God.
    R. Intercédite pro nobis.
    R. Intercede for us.


    V. Propitius esto.
    V. Be thou merciful.
    R. Parce nobis, Dómine.
    R. Spare us, Lord.


    V. Propitius esto.
    V. Be thou merciful.
    R. Exáudi nos, Dómine.
    R. Graciously hear us, Lord.


    V. Ab omni malo.
    V. From all evil.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Ab omni peccáto.
    V. From all deadly sin.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Ab ira tua.
    V. From thine anger.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A subitanea et improvisa morte.
    V. From sudden and unrepentant death.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Ab insídiis diaboli.
    V. From the crafts and assaults of the devil.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Ab ira, et ódio, et omni mala voluntáte.
    V. From anger, and hatred, and all uncharitableness.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A spíritu fornicatiónis.
    V. From the spirit of fornication.
    R. Líbera nos, Domine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A fulgure et tempestáte.
    V. From lightning and tempest.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A flagello terræmotus.
    V. From the peril of earthquake, fire, and flood.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A peste, fame et bello.
    V. From pestilence, famine, and battle.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. A morte perpetua.
    V. From everlasting damnation.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per mystérium sanctæ Incarnatiónis tuæ.
    V. By the mystery of thy Holy Incarnation.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per advéntum tuum.
    V. By thine Advent.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per nativitátem tuam.
    V. By thy Nativity.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per baptismum et sanctum jejunium tuum.
    V. By thy Baptism and holy Fasting.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per crucem et passiónem tuam.
    V. By thy Cross and Passion.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per mortem et sepultúram tuam.
    V. By thy precious Death and Burial.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per sanctam resurrectiónem tuam.
    V. By thy holy Resurrection.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per admirábilem ascensiónem tuam.
    V. By thy glorious Ascension.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Per advéntum Spíritus Sancti Paracliti.
    V. By the coming of the Holy Spirit the Comforter.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. In die judícii.
    V. In the day of judgement.
    R. Líbera nos, Dómine.
    R. Good Lord, deliver us.


    V. Peccatóres.
    V. Even though we be sinners.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut nobis parcas.
    V. That it may please thee to spare us.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut nobis indulgeas.
    V. That it may please thee to pity and pardon us.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut ad veram pœniténtiam nos perducere dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to give us true repentance.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut Ecclésiam tuam sanctam regere et conservare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut domnum Apostolicum et omnes ecclesiásticos ordines in sancta religióne conservare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to preserve the Apostolic Lord, and to keep all orders of the Church in thy sacred religion.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut inimícos sanctæ Ecclésiæ humiliare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to overthrow the enemies of thy holy Church.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut régibus et princípibus christiánis pacem et veram concordiam donare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to bestow on all Christian kings and princes true peace and concord.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut cuncto pópulo christiáno pacem et unitátem largiri dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to give to all Christian nations both peace and unity.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut omnes errántes ad unitátem Ecclésiæ revocare, et infidéles univérsos ad Evangélii lumen perducere dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to restore unity to thy Church, and to lead all unbelievers into the light of thy holy Gospel.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut nosmetípsos in tuo sancto servítio confortare et conservare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to strengthen and preserve us in true worshipping of thee.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut mentes nostras ad cæléstia desidéria erigas.
    V. That it may please thee to endue our hearts with heavenly desires.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut ómnibus benefactóribus nostris sempitérna bona retríbuas.
    V. That it may please thee to bestow on all our benefactors thine everlasting benefits.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut ánimas nostras, fratrum, propinquorum et benefactórum nostrórum ab ætérna damnatióne erípias.
    V. That it may please thee to deliver from eternal damnation our souls, and those of our brethren, kindred, and benefactors.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut fructus terræ dare et conservare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut ómnibus fidelibus defunctis réquiem ætérnam donare dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee to bestow upon all thy faithful departed rest eternal.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Ut nos exáudire dignéris.
    V. That it may please thee graciously to hear our prayer.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Fili Dei.
    V. O Son of God.
    R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
    R. We beseech thee to hear us, Lord.


    V. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi.
    V. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world.
    R. Parce nobis, Dómine.
    R. Spare us, Lord.


    V. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi.
    V. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world.
    R. Exáudi nos, Dómine.
    R. Graciously hear us, Lord.


    V. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi.
    V. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world.
    R. Miserére nobis.
    R. Have mercy upon us.


    V. Christe, audi nos.
    V. O Christ, hear us.
    R. Christe, exáudi nos.
    R. O Christ, graciously hear us.


    V. Kyrie, eléison.
    V. Lord, have mercy upon us.
    R. Christe, eléison. Kyrie, eléison.
    R. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.


    Pater noster. (secréto usque ad)
    Our Father. (Which words are said aloud, and the rest secretly to):


    V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem.
    V. And lead us not into temptation.
    R. Sed líbera nos a malo.
    R. But deliver us from evil.


    Psalmus 69. Deus, in adjutórium
    Psalm 69. Deus, in adjutórium
    1 Deus, in adjutórium meum inténde: * Dómine ad adjuvándum me festína.
    1 HASTE thee, O God, to deliver me; * make haste to help me, O LORD.
    2 Confundántur et revereántur, * qui quærunt ánimam meam.
    2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul; * let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.
    3 Avertántur retrórsum, et erubéscant, * qui volunt mihi mala.
    3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame, * that cry over me, There! there!
    4 Avertántur statim erubescéntes, * qui dicunt mihi : Euge, euge.
    4 But let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee: * and let all such as delight in thy salvation say always, The Lord be praised.
    5 Exsúltent et læténtur in te omnes qui quærunt te, * et dicant semper : Magnificétur Dóminus : qui díligunt salutáre tuum.
    5 As for me, I am poor and in misery: * haste thee unto me, O God.
    6 Ego vero egénus, et pauper sum : * Deus, ádjuva me.
    6 Thou art my helper, and my redeemer: * O LORD, make no long tarrying.
    7 Adjútor meus, et liberátor meus es tu : * Dómine, ne moréris.

    8 Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
    8 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
    9 Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.
    9 As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


    V. Salvos fac servos tuos.
    V. O God, save thy servants.
    R. Deus meus, sperántes in te.
    R. That put their trust in thee.


    V. Esto nobis, Dómine, turris fortitúdinis.
    V. Be unto us, O Lord, a tower of strength.
    R. A fácie inimíci.
    R. From the face of the enemy.


    V. Nihil profíciat inimícus in nobis.
    V. Let the enemy prevail nothing against us.
    R. Et fílius iniquitátis non appónat nocére nobis.
    R. Nor the son of wickedness approach to afflict us.


    V. Dómine, non secúndum peccáta nostra fácias nobis.
    V. O Lord, deal not with us after our sins.
    R. Neque secúndum iniquitátes nostras retríbuas nobis.
    R. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.


    V. Orémus pro Pontifice nostro (Nomen).
    V. Let us pray for our Pope (Name).
    R. Dóminus consérvet eum, et vivíficet eum, et beátum fáciat eum in terra, et beátum fáciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in ánimam inimicórum ejus.
    R. The Lord preserve him and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth; and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.


    (Vacante Apostolica Sede, Versus cum suo Responsorio præteritur.)
    (If the Holy See is vacant, the above Versicle with its Response is omitted.)


    V. Orémus pro benefactóribus nostris.
    V. Let us pray for our benefactors.
    R. Retribúere dignáre, Dómine, ómnibus, nobis bona faciéntibus propter nomen tuum, vitam ætérnam. Amen.
    R. Vouchsafe, O Lord, for thy Name's sake, to reward with eternal life all them that do us good. Amen.


    V. Orémus pro fidelibus defunctis.
    V. Let us pray for the faithful departed.
    R. Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine, et lux perpétua luceat eis.
    R. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.


    V. Requiéscant in pace.
    V. May they rest in peace.
    R. Amen.
    R. Amen.


    V. Pro frátribus nostris abséntibus.
    V. Let us pray for our absent brethren.
    R. Salvos fac servos tuos, Deus meus, sperántes in te.
    R. Save thy servants, O my God, that put their trust in thee.


    V. Mitte eis, Dómine, auxílium de sancto.
    V. Send them help, O Lord, from thy holy place.
    R. Et de Sion tuere eos.
    R. And from Zion deliver them.


    V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
    V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
    R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
    R. And let my cry come unto thee.


    V. Dóminus vobíscum.
    V. The Lord be with you.
    R. Et cum spíritu tuo.
    R. And with thy spirit.


    Oremus. (Oratio)
    Let us pray. (Collects)


    Deus, cui proprium est miseréri semper et parcere : súscipe deprecatiónem nostram ; ut nos, et omnes fámulos tuos, quos delictórum catena constringit, miserátio tuæ pietátis clementer absolvat.
    O God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive : receive our humble petitions ; and though we be tied and bound by the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us.


    Exáudi, quæsumus, Dómine, supplícium preces, et confiténtium tibi parce peccátis : ut páriter nobis indulgéntiam tríbuas benignus et pacem.
    We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear the prayers of thy humble servants, and to forgive the sins of them that confess the same unto thee : that they may obtain of thy loving-kindness pardon and peace.


    Ineffábilem nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam clementer osténde : ut simul nos et a peccátis ómnibus exuas, et a pœnis, quas pro his meremur, erípias.
    O Lord, we pray thee, shew forth upon us thy servants the abundance of thy unspeakable mercy : that we may be delivered from the chain of our sins, and from the punishment which for the same we have most righteously deserved.


    Deus, qui culpa offenderis, pœniténtia placaris : preces pópuli tui supplicántis propítius réspice ; et flagélla tuæ iracúndiæ, quæ pro peccátis nostris meremur, averte.
    O God, who art wroth with them that sin against thee, and sparest them that are penitent : we beseech thee to hear the prayers of thy people that call upon thee ; that we, which have most justly deserved the scourges of thine anger, may by thy great mercy be delivered from the same.


    (If the Holy See is vacant, the following Collect is omitted.)
    (If the Holy See is vacant, the following Collect is omitted.)


    Omnípotens sempiterne Deus, miserére famulo tuo Pontifici nostro (Nomen), et dírige eum secúndum tuam cleméntiam in viam salútis ætérnæ : ut, te donante, tibi placita cupiat, et tota virtúte perfíciat.
    Almighty and everlasting God, we beseech thee to have compassion upon N., our Pope, and by thy mercy govern him in the way of everlasting life : that, being endued with thy grace, he may ever seek those things that are pleasing unto thee, and with his whole strength perform the same.


    Deus, a quo sancta desidéria, recta consília et justa sunt ópera : da servis tuis illam, quam mundus dare non potest, pacem ; ut et corda nostra mandátis tuis dedita, et, hóstium subláta formidine, témpora sint, tua protectióne, tranquilla.
    O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed : give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give ; that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness.


    Ure igne Sancti Spíritus renes nostros et cor nostrum, Dómine : ut tibi casto corpore serviamus, et mundo corde placeámus.
    Grant, O Lord, we pray thee, that the fire of thy Holy Ghost may in such wise cleanse our reins and our hearts : that we serving thee in pureness both of body and soul may be found an acceptable people in thy sight.


    Fidélium, Deus, ómnium conditor et redemptor, animábus famulórum famularumque tuárum remissiónem cunctórum tríbue peccatórum : ut indulgéntiam, quam semper optavérunt, piis supplicatiónibus consequántur.
    O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all them that believe : grant unto the souls of thy servants and handmaidens the remission of all their sins ; that, as they have ever desired thy merciful pardon, so by the supplications of their brethren they may receive the same.


    Actiónes nostras, quæsumus, Dómine, aspirándo prævéni et adjuvándo proséquere : ut cuncta nostra orátio et operátio a te semper incipiat et per te cœpta finiátur.
    Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help : that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life.


    Omnípotens sempiterne Deus, qui vivórum domináris simul et mortuórum, ómniumque miseréris quos tuos fide et ópere futuros esse prænoscis : te supplices exorámus ; ut, pro quibus effúndere preces decrevimus, quosque vel præsens sæculum adhuc in carne retinet vel futúrum jam exutos corpore suscépit, intercedéntibus ómnibus Sanctis tuis, pietátis tuæ cleméntia, ómnium delictórum suórum véniam consequántur. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sæcula sæculórum.
    Almighty and everlasting God, who hast dominion both of the quick and the dead, who likewise hast mercy upon all men, whom by reason of their faith and works thou hast foreknown : we commend unto thee all those for whom we now do offer our prayers, whether in this world they still be held in the bonds of the flesh, or being delivered therefrom have passed into that which is to come ; beseeching thee that at the intercession of all thy Saints they may of thy bountiful goodness obtain the remission of all their sins. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.


    R. Amen.
    R. Amen.


    V. Dóminus vobíscum.
    V. The Lord be with you.
    R. Et cum spíritu tuo.
    R. And with thy spirit.


    V. Exáudiat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus.
    V. May the Almighty and Merciful Lord graciously hear us.
    R. Amen.
    R. Amen.


    V. Et fidélium ánimæ † per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace.
    V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, † through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    R. Amen.
    R. Amen.
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