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XI. St. LEO, p. c. D.
GOSPEL. Matt. xvi. as on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, June 29, p. 608.
XIII. St. HERMENEGILD, m.
All as in Mass III. p. 466. except COLLECT. Deus.- O God, by whose holy spirit blessed Hermenegild, thy martyr, was taught to despise an earthly for a heavenly crown: grant we beseech thee, that, by his example, we may learn to despise temporal things, and fix our hearts on those which are eternal. Thro'.
GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 26. 33.- At that time : Jesus saith to the multitude : If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it. Lest after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him, saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king about to go and make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think, whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that with twenty thousand cometh against him. Or else while the other is yet afar off he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions or peace.
likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.
XIV. St. TIBURTIUS, &c. mm.
All as in Mass VI. p. 473, except COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who solemnize the festival of thy holy Martyrs, Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, may likewise imitate their virtues Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. and GOSPEL. John, from p. 471.
SECRET.-We beseech thee, O Lord, that the sacrifice which we offer thee in honour of the triumphs of thy Martyrs, may loose the bonds of our sins, and procure
us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro'. P. COMM. Sacro munere. Being filled with thy heavenly gifts, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that what we perform as an homage due to thee, may avail us to salvation. Thro'.
XVII. St. ANICETE, p. m.
All as in Mass V. p. 470, except GOSPEL, John xvi. 20. 32.-At that time : Jesus said to his disciples : Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labour hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she hath brought forth the child, shé remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is brought into the world. So also you now indeed have sorrow, bụt I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall
take from you.
XXII. SS. SOTER and CAIUS, bps. mm.
All as in Mass VI, p. 473, except LESSON. Apoc. xix. 1. 9.-In those days: I John heard as it were the voice of many multitudes in heaven, saying: Alleluia : salvation, and glory, and power is to our God: for true and just are his judgments, who hath judged 'the great harlot which corrupted the earth with her fornication, and hath revenged the blood of his servants at her hands. And again they said : Alleluia. And her smoke ascendeth for ever and ever. And the four and twenty ancients, and the four living creatures fell down and adored God that sitteth upon the throne, saying : Amen, Alleluia. And a voice came out from the throne, saying : Give praise to our God, all ye his servants : and you that fear him, little and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thunders, saying: Alleluia : for the Lord our God, the Almighty hath reigned. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath prepared herself. And it is granted to her that she should clothe herself with fine linen glittering and white. For the fine linen are the justifications of the saints. And he said to me: Write : blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
XXIII. S. GEORGE, m. Patron of England.
All as in Mass V p. 470, except COLLECT. Deus, qui nos beati.-O God, who, by the merits and prayers of blessed George, thy Martyr, fillest the hearts of thy people with joy: mercifully grant, through his intercession, that the blessing we ask, we may happily obtain by means of thy grace. Thro”. EPISTLE. 2 Tim. as in Mass IV. p. 468.
SECRET.-Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made ; and, through the intercession of blessed George, thy Martyr, by them cleanse us from the atains of our sins. Thro'.
P. COMM. Supplices. We humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, that those whom thou hast refreshed with thy sacraments, may, by the intercession of blessed George, thy Martyr, by a life well-pleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thro'.
XXIV. St. FIDELIS, m.
All as in Mass V. p. 470, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.- O God, who didst fill the heart of blessed Fidelis with the fire of seraphic love; and whilst he laboured in the propagation of the true faith, didst honour him with the crown of martyrdom and the gift of miracles: grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and intercession, we may be so confirmed by thy grace, as to be found faithful in thy service even unto death. Thro'.
XXV. St. MARK, the Evangelist. A
anno 589, which carried ott a great number of the people, and among the rest Pope Pelagius, who then sat in St. Peter's Chair, St. Gregory liis successor appointed public prayers for appeasing the anger of God, the happy effects of which became so evident by the immediate cessation thereof, that the same pious custom has been ever since continued. Wherefore, since by our repeated transgressions we also have just reason to deprecate the scourges of divine vengeance, let us this day humble ourselves by prayer and abstinence before the throne of mercy, beseeching God to preserve ils from all pestilential distempers, forgive us our sins ; and grant his blessing on the fruit of the earth.
INTROIT, Protexisti, as in p: 170.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who didst raise blessed Mark, thy evangelist, to the honourable commission of preaching the gospel: granit, we beseech thee, that we may ever receive benefit from his instructions, and be defended by his prayers. Thro'.
LESSON, Ezek. i. 10. 14.- The likeness of the four living creatures was this : there was the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side of all the four; and the face of an ox on the left side of all the four; and the face of an eagle over all the four. And their faces and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies. And every one of them went straight forward: whither the impulse of the spirit was to go, thither they went, and they turned not when they went. And as for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like that of burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps. This was the vision running to and fro in the midst of the living creatures, a bright fire, and lightning going forth from the fire. And the living creatures ran and returned like flashes of lightning.
Alleluia, Alleluia. The heavens, O Lord, declare thy wonders, and the fulfilling of thy promise in the assembly of the saints. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke x. 1.9.-At that time : The Lord appointed other seventy-two; and he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come. And he said to them : the harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers unto his harvest. Go: behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes ; and salute no man by the way. Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house, and if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall return to you. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they have. For the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; and heal the sick that are therein,