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shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him. And I was so estabJished 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 bis inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints. I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress, tree on mount Sion. I was exalted like a palm tree in Cacies, and as a rose plant in Jericho: as a fair olive tree in the plains, and as a plane tree by the water in the streets, was I exalted. I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon, and aroniatical balm: like the myrrh I yielded a sweet odour.

GRAD. Ps. xliv.-Because of thy truth and meekness, and justice, and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. V. Hear, o daughter, and see and be attentive: for the king is taken with thy beauty. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Assumpta est Muriu in cælum, gaudet exercitus ungelorum. Alleluia. V. Mary is taken up into heaven, and all the host of angels are in joy.

Alleluia. GOSPEL. Luke x. 38. 42.--At that time : Jesus entered into a certain town; ard a certain woman named Martha, received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary. Who sitting also at the Lord's feet, heard his word. But Martha was busy about much servi::g. Who stood and said: Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me. And the Lord answering, said to her : Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled aliout many things. But one thing is necessary. Maryhath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken from her. CRÉDO.-

*OFFERT.-Mary is taken up into heaven, the angels rejoice, and join in the praises of the Lord. Alleluia.

SECRET.-May the prayer, O Lord, of the Mother of God assist thy people: that we may experience her intercession for us in thy heavenly glory, whom we know departed this life to satisfy the condition of our mortality. Thro'.

COMM. Luke X.-Mary has chosen the best part, which shall not be taken from her for ever.

P. COMM. Mensæ.--Having partaken of thy heavenly table, we humbly beseech thy clemency, O Lord our God, that we who honour the Assumption of the Mother of God, may by her intercession, be delivered from all evils. Thro'.


INTROIT, Ps. cxi. He hath distributed, DISPERSIT, dedit

he hath given to the pauperibus: justitia poor: his justice remain- ejus manet in sæculum eth for ever and ever: his sæculi: cornu ejus exalhorn shall be exalted in tabitur in gloria. glory. Ps. Blessed is the Ps. Beatus vir qui timet man that feareth the Lord: Dominum: in mandatis he shall delight exceeding- ejus cupit nimis. ly in his commandments. V. Gloria.

V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who amongst all thy saints, didst choose blessed Joachim to be the father of her who bore thy Son: grant we beseech thee, that we may be sensible of his protection, whose festival we celebrate. Thro'. COLLECT, &c. of the Sunday, and then of the As

sumption, p. 642. 'LESSON, Eccles. sxxi. as in p

488. GRAD. Ps. exi.---He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and

V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Allel. Allel. V. O Joachim, sanctæ conjuge Anne, pater


almæ virginis, hic fumulis confer salutis opem. V.0 Joachim, holy husband of Ame, father of the holy Virgin, obtain for us in this life what is necessary for our salvation. GOSPEL. Muit. i. as in the 8th of Dec.


530. OFFERT. Ps. viii.- Thou hast crowried him, O Lord, with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands.

SECRET.-Favourably recere. O most merciful God, the sacrifice offered to thy Majesty in honour of the holy patriarch Joachim, father of the Virgin Mary: that by the intercession of him, of his

spouse, and of their blessed daughter, we may obtain pardon of all our sins, and cternal glory. Thro'.

COMM.- This is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the Lorid hath placed over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season.

P. COMM. QuuSUmus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, by the merits and prayers of blessed Joachim, the father of her who bore thy beloved Soil, our Lord Jesus Christ, that the sacrament which we have receivedl may make us worthy of being assisted by thy grace in this life, and of partaking of eternal glory in the world to come. Thro'. The Gospel of the Sunday is roud at the end of Mass.

XVII. OCTAVE of St. LAWRENCE, m. INTROIT. Ps. xvi. — Thou hast proveel my heart, O Lord, and visited it by night: thon hast triel me by fire, and iniquity hath not been found in me. Ps. Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Ercita.—Raise up, O Loril, in thy church, that spirit which blessed Lawrence obeyed: that being filled with the same, we may zealously love what he loved, and practice what he taught. Thro'.--in unity of the same.

Collect, &c. of the Assumptioit, p. 612

EPISTLE, 2 Cor. xi. as on the Feast, p. 639.

GRAD. Ps. viii.-Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, O Lord. V. And thou hast set him over the works of thy hands. Allel. Allel. V. Law. rence the Deacon, wrought a good work, who by the sign of the cross gave sight to the blind. Allei. GOSPEL. John xii. as on the Feast, p. 639. OFFERT. Ps. xx. as in p. 491.

SECRET.-We beseech thee, O Lord, that the holy prayers and merits of blessed Lawrence, may render our sacrifice well pleasing to thee, to whom we solemnly offer it in his honour. Thro.

Preface, of the blessed virgin Mary, p. xxxii.

COMM. Matt. xvi.-Let him who would come after me, deny himself, take up his cross, and follow

P. COMM. Supplices.-We humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, by the intercession of blessed Lawrence, thy martyr, ever to keep under thy protection those who have partaken of thy heavenly gifts. Thro'.


XVIII. Commem. of St. AGAPETE, m. COLLECT. Lætetur.-May thy church rejoice, O God, under the protection of blessed Agapete, thy martyr, and by the assistance of his prayers increase in devotion, and be secured against all adversities. Thro'.

SECRET.-Receive, O Lord, the present we offer thee on his feast, by whose intercession we hope to be delivered.

P. COMM. Satiasti.- Thou hast fed, O Lord, thy family with these sacred oblations: ever there. fore, comfort us with his intercession whose feast we celebrate. Thro'.


All is in Mass XXI. p. 502, ercept COLLECT. Orinipotens. Almighty and mer.

ciful God, who hast granted blessed Jane Frances, inflamed with the love of thee, a wonderful degree of fortitude through all the paths of life, and wast pleased through hier, to adorn thy church with a new offspring : grant, by her inerits and prayers, that we who, sensible of our weakness, confide in thy strength, may overcome all adversities with the help of thy heavenly grace. Thro'.

Commem. of the Assumption, p. 642. SECRET.--May these offerings, we beseech thee O Lord, enkindle in us the fire of thy love, which burned so vehemently in the heart of blessed Frances, and consumed it with the flames of everlasting charity. Thro'.

P: COMM. Spiritum.-Infuse into us, O Lord, the spirit of thy love, that by the prayers of blessed Jane Frances, thou wouldst cause those whom thou hast fed with the bread of heaven to despise whatever is earthly, and follow thee with pure minds. Thro'.

XXII. OCTAVE of the ASSUMPTION. All as on the Feast, p. 642, with the following Com

mem. of Sś. Timothy, &c. mm. COLLECT. Auxilium.--Help, us, O Lord, in thy mercy, and, by the intercession of thy martyrs, Timothy, Hyppolite and Symphorian, shelter us under the protection of thy goodness. Thro'.

SECRET.-May the offerings, O Lord, of thy devout people be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, by whose merits they have experienced help in their afflictions, Thro'.

P. COMM. Divini muneris.-Being abundantly fed with thy divine gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that, by the intercession of thý blessed martyrs, we may obtain eternal life, by partaking thereof. Thro'.

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