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SECRET.-We bring, as in Mass VIII. p. 179.
P. COMM. Quæsumus.--We beseech thee, o Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy blessed Martyrs Vincent and Anastasius, the heavenly food we have received may defend us from all adversity. Thro'.
XXIII. St. RAYMOND of PENNAFORT, C.
All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Deus, qui beatum.- O God, who didst make blessed Raymond an excellent minister of the sacrament of penance, and didst miraculously conduct him through the waves of the sea ; grant, by his intercession, that we inay bring forth worthy fruits of penance, and be enabled to arrive at the port of eternal salvation. Thro'. Commem. of St. Emerentiana, by the Collect, In
dulgentiam, with its Secret, and P. Comm. as in Mass XVII. p. 496, &c.
XXIV. St. TIMOTHY, bp. m.
All as in Mass I. p. 461. except EPISTLE. 1 Tim. vi. 11. 16.--Dear Brother: Pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness. Fight the good fight of faith: lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and hast confessed a good confession before many witnesses. I charge thee before God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession that thou keep the commandment without spot, blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his times he shall shew, who is the Blessed, and only Mighty, the King of kings, and Lord of lords: who only hath immortality, and inhabiteth light inaccessible, whom * no man hath seen nor can see; to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.
XXV. CONVERSION of St. PAUL. INTROIT. 2 Tim. i.- I know whom I have lelieved and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Ps. Lord thou hast proved me, and hast known me: thou hast known my sitting down, and my up-rising. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.--0 God, who, by the preaching of blessed Paul thy Apostle, didst instruct the whole world; grant, we beseech thee, that we, who this day, honour his conversion, may, by his example, learn to come to thee. Thro'. Of St. Peter, Deus, qui beato, as on the Feast of
his Chair at Rome, the 18th of January, p. 538.
LESSON. Acts ix. 1. 22.-In those days : Saul breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, that if he found any men and women of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus: and suddenly a light from heaven shined round about him. And falling on the ground he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he said: I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad. And he trembling and astonished, said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the city, and there it shall be told thee what thou must do. Now the men who went in company with him stood amazed, hearing indeed a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw nothing. But they leading him by the hand, brought him to Damascus. And he was there three days without sight, and he did neither eat nor drink. Now there was a certain disia
ciple at Damascus, named Ananias: and the Lord said to him in a vision : Ananias. And he said : Behold I am here, Lord. And the Lord said to him: Arise and go into the street that is called Strait, and seek in the house of Judas, one named Saul of Tarsus. For behold he prayeth. (And he saw a man named Ananias, coming in and putting his hands upon him, that he might recover his sight.) But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem: and here he hath authority from the chief priests to Lind all that invoke thy name. And the Lord said to him: Go thy way, for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house : and laying his hands upon him, he said: Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus hath sent me, he that appeared to thee in the way as thou camest : that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell upon his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight: and rising up he was baptised. And when he had taken meat, he was strengthened. And he was with the disciples that were at Damascus for some days. And immediately he preached Jesus in the synagogues, that he is the Son of Gol. And all that heard him were astonished, and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those who called upon this name: and came hither for that intent that he might carry thern bound to the chief priests ? But Saul increased much more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.
GRAD. Gal. ii.-He who wrought in Peter to the apostleship, wrought in me, also among the
Gentiles: and they have known the grace of God that was given to me. V. The grace of God was not fruitless in me: but his grace always abideth in me. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The great St. Paul was a chosen vessel, and truly worthy of honour: who also deserves to be seated on a twelfth throne. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of the Alleluia and V. is said · TRACT. Thou, o holy Paul, the Apostle art a chosen vessel: thou art truly worthy of glory. V. Thou wast the preacher of truth and the doctor of the Gentiles in the faith and in the truth. V. By thee all nations have known the grace of God. V. Intercede for us to God who chose thee.
GOSPEL. Matt. xix, as in Mass XV. p. 492.
OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvii.---To me, O God, thy friends are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
SECRET.-Sanctify, &c. us p. 539. Of St. PETER, May the intercession, &c. ib..
COMM.-Verily I say to you: that you who have forsaken all things and followed me, shall receive an hundred fold and obtain eternal life.
P. COMM. Of St. PETER, May, &c. as on the 18th instant, p. 540.
XXVI. St. POLYCARP, bp. m.
All as in Mass II. p. 464, except EPISTLE. 1 John iï. 10. 16.-Most dearly beloved : Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he that loveth not his brother For this is the declaration, which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just. Wondler not, brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, becausc we
love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself. In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
GOSPEL. Matt. x. and P. COMM. Refecti, as in p. 469.
XXVII. St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, bp. c.
All as in Mass XII. p. 485, except COLLECT. Ecclesian. May thy heavenly grace, we beseech thee, O Lord, enlarge the Church which thou hast heen pleased to enlighten by the resplendent virtues and learning of blessed John thy Confesser and Bishop, Thro'.
GRAD.-Behold a great Prelate, who in his days pleased God. V. There was none found like him in keeping the law of the Most High, Allel. Allel. V. Blessed is the man who suffereth temptation, for when he hath been tried he shall receive a crown of life. Alleluia.
XXVIU. St. AGNES, v, m. a second time. INTROIT. Vultum tuum, p. 499.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who rejoicest us by the yearly solemnity of blessed Agnes, thy Virgin and Martyr; grant, we beseech thee, that we may imitate her life, to whose memory we pay this honour. Thro'.
EPISTLE, Gradual and Tract, as in p. 500.
OFFERT.-Grace is spread on thy lips, therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
SECRET.-May thy blessing, we beseech thee, O Lord, plentifully descend upon these our offerings, that through thy mercy they may both sanctify us