Suffragia

Suffrages

Note: the Primer of 1599 does not include a section of suffrages comparable to that of a Book of Hours. I have therefore adapted the suffrages from a French Book of Hours in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress (ms. 10). This hours has been published on CD-ROM by Octavo as Horae Beatae Mariae ad usum Romanum. The Rosenwald hours dates to 1524, and so is fairly close in date to the Primer on which the rest of this Hypertext Book of Hours is based. Like the Primer of 1599, it also follows the Use of Rome. The Latin text that follows is based on my own reading of the text of the Rosenwald hours, but has been modified in order to match it more closely to the texts in the rest of the Hypertext Book of Hours. Abbreviations have been expanded, errors and lacunae have been corrected, and spelling and vocabulary have sometimes been modified. The English translation is based on that of the Octavo edition, but it too has been extensively corrected and modified. Anyone wishing to know precisely what the Rosenwald hours contains should consult the Octavo CD-ROM.

Sequuntur suffragia plurimorum sanctorum: Et primo de sanctissima trinitate. Here follow suffrages of numerous saints. And first of the Most Holy Trinity.
Devota oratio ad Sanctissimam Trinitatem.
Adoro te Deum Patrem, et Filium, et Spiritum Sanctum: unam divinitatem: aequalem gloriam: coaeternam maiestatem. Tu es deus verus: et non est alius praeter te. Tu es adorandus: colendus, tremendus, et venerandus in trinitate et unitate. Tu es dominator omnium gentium: et salvator hominum. Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori: quia non sum dignus ego peccator levare oculos meos ad caelum: nec respicere ad te Deum omnipotentem prae multitudine peccatorum meorum. Sed tu misericors et conditor et redemptor noster: qui es coaeternus et coaequalis patri: qui peccatores salvare venisti: miserere mihi peccatori omnium iniquitatum pondere praegravato. Aufer a me misericors Deus omnia mea mala praeterita, praesentia, et futura, interveniente beata Dei genitrice Maria semper que virgine, cum omnibus sanctis. Mitte mihi adiutorium de caelis ut non dominetur in me iniquitas mea: sed de illa poenitentiam agam quae sit tibi placita ut possim pervenire ad misericordiam tuam. Deus qui solus habes sapientiam: tu scis domine mi quae mihi peccatori expediunt: prout tibi placet, et sicut in oculis divinae maiestatis tuae videtur: ita de me fiat. Suscipe pater clemens preces famuli tui et perveniant ad aures tuas orationes meae quas pro me misero peccatore coram te effundo: et coram sanctissima virgine Maria: et omnibus sanctis.
Devout prayer to the Most Holy Trinity.
I worship thee, God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost: one God, equal in glory, coeternal in sovereignty. Thou art the true God: and no other is before thee. Thou art to be adored: to be revered, to be dreaded, and to be venerated in trinity and unity. Thou art ruler of all peoples and saviour of men. O God, be gracious to me, a sinner, because I, a sinner, do not deserve to raise my eyes to heaven, nor to gaze at thee, O omnipotent God, on account of the multitude of my sins. But thou art our compassionate maker and redeemer, who is coeternal and coterminous with the Father, who came to save sinners. Have pity upon me, a sinner, oppressed with the weight of all my iniquities. Remove from me, O merciful God, all my evils, past, present and future, by the intervention of the Blessed Mother of God, Mary ever virgin, with all the saints. Send aid to me from heaven so that my iniquity may not rule me: but that in respect to it, I may do penitence that is pleasing to thee, and in order to be able to reach thy mercy. O God, thou who alone has wisdom: thou knowest, my Lord, what things will free me, a sinner: according as it is pleasing to thee, and as it appears in the eyes of thy divine majesty: so let it be with me. Accept, O merciful Father, the prayers of thy servant and may my prayers reach thine ears, which I pour forth on behalf of me, a wretched sinner, in thy presence and in the presence of the Most Holy Virgin Mary and all the saints.
Oratio ad beatam virginem et ad sanctum Iohannem evangelistam.
O Intemerata, et in aeternum benedicta, singularis atque incomparabilis virgo Dei genitrix Maria, gratissimum Dei templum. Spiritus Sancti sacrarium: ianua regni caelorum: per quam post Deum totus vivit orbis terrarum. Inclina mater misericordiae aures tuae pietatis indignis supplicationibus meis: et esto mihi miserrimo peccatori pia in omnibus auxiliatrix. O Ioannes beatissime Christi familiaris amice: qui ab eodem domino nostro Iesu Christo virgo electus es: et inter ceteros magis dilectus: atque in mysteriis caelestibus ultra omnes imbutus Apostolus enim et evangelista factus es praeclarissimus. Te etiam invoco cum Maria matre eiusdem salvatoris nostri: ut mihi opem tuam cum ipsa conferre digneris. O duae gemmae caelestes Maria et Ioannes. O duo luminaria divinitus ante Deum lucentia: vestris radiis scelerum meorum effugate nubila. Vos enim estis illi duo in quibus Deus pater per filium suum specialiter edificavit sibi domum. Et in quibus ipse filius Dei ob sincerissimae virginitatis meritum dilectionis suae confirmavit privilegium in cruce pendens uni vestrum ita dicens. Mulier ecce filius tuus. Deinde ad alium. Ecce mater tua. In huius ergo tam sacratissimi amoris dulcedine quo tunc ore dominico velut mater et filius ad invicem coniuncti estis: vobis duobus ego miserrimus peccator commendo hodie corpus et animam meam: ut in omnibus horis atque momentis interius et exterius firmi custodes et pii apud Deum intercessores existere dignemini. Credo enim firmiter et fateor indubitanter: quia velle vestrum velle Dei est: et nolle vestrum nolle Dei est. Unde quicquid ab eo petitis sine mora obtinetis. Per hanc ergo tam potentissimam vestrae dignitatis virtutem poscite quaeso mihi peccatori corporis et animae sanitatem. Agite quaeso vestris sacris orationibus ut cor meum invisere et inhabitare dignetur spiritus almus gratiarum largitor optimus, qui me a cunctis vitiorum sordibus expurget: virtutibus sacris exornet: indilectione Dei et proximi mei perfecte stare et perseverare me faciat. Et post huius vitae cursum ad gaudia ducat electorum suorum benignissimus paraclitus gratiarum largitor optimus. Qui cum patre coaeterno et consubstantiali vivit et regnat per infinita seculorum secula. Amen.
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin and to Saint John the Evangelist.
O untouchable, and forever blessed, singular and incomparable virgin Mary, Mother of God, most pleasing temple of God, the sacred place of the Holy Ghost, the gate of the kingdom of heaven, by whom next unto God the whole world liveth. Incline, O Mother of Mercy, the ears of thy pity unto my unworthy supplications, and be unto me, a most wretched sinner, a pious helper in all things. O most blessed John, the familiar friend of Christ, which of our same Lord Jesus Christ was chosen a virgin, and among the rest more beloved, above all instructed in the heavenly mysteries, for thou wast made a most worthy apostle and evangelist: thee also I call upon with Mary, mother of our same Saviour, that thou wouldst vouchsafe to afford me thine aid with hers. O ye two celestial jewels, Mary and John. O ye two lights divinely shining before God. Chase away by your bright beams the clouds of my offenses. For ye are those two in whom God the Father through his own Son specially built a house for himself, and in whom God's Son himself because of the merit of most sincere virginity, hanging upon the cross confirmed the privilege of his love, saying thus to the one of you: woman, behold thy son: and then unto the other: behold thy mother. In the sweetness therefore of his most sacred love, through which at that time by our Lord's mouth, as mother and son ye were joined together, I, a most wretched sinner, recommend this day to you two both my body and soul that at all hours and moments, inwardly and outwardly, ye would vouchsafe to be firm guardians, and before God devout intercessors: for I believe firmly and say without any doubt that he who wants to be yours wishes to belong to God, and he who does not want to be yours does not want to belong to God. Whatever ye ask from him ye obtain without delay. Therefore, by this so very influential power of your worthiness, petition I beseech on behalf of me, a sinner, for the deliverance of my body and soul. Procure, I beseech, by your sacred prayers, that the nourishing spirit, the best giver of graces, may vouchsafe to visit my heart and dwell therein, which may thoroughly purge me from all filth of vice, lighten and adorn me with sacred virtues: cause me perfectly to stand, and persevere in the love of God and my neighbor, and after the course of this life the most benign Comforter, greatest bestower of graces, may bring me to the joys of his elect, who with God the coeternal and consubstantial Father liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen.
Item alia oratio ad beatissimam virginem Mariam Dei genitricem.
O Intemerata et in aeternum benedicta: singularis atque incomparabilis virgo Dei genitrix Maria gratissimum Dei templum: Spiritus Sancti sacrium: ianua regni caelorum: per quam post Deum totus vivit orbis terrarum. De te enim unigenitus Dei filius verus et omnipotens Deus suam sacratissimam fecit matrem: assumens de te illam sanctissimam carnem: per quem mundus qui perditus erat salvatus est: cuius preciosissimo sanguine suo ipse mundus redemptus est et peccata remissa sunt: formans eam in preciosissimo utero tuo de preciosissimo sanguine tuo: uniens eam aeternae et incommutabili divinitati suae: a quo bona cuncta procedunt: per quem omnia facta sunt. Quem adoro. Qui sacratissimam carnem suam cum preciosissimo sanguine suo dat quotidie fidelibus suis sub forma panis et vini in cibum viaticum ad refectionem animarum salutarem et vitalem: quam qui digne manducaverit: vitam aeternam habebit: qui autem indigne manducaverit: iudicium sibi manducat et bibit sicut pluries feci. Mea culpa mea culpa: mea culpa: mea gravissima culpa. Qui autem non manducaverit non habebit vitam aeternam. Et propterea merito dicimus tibi quia per te post Deum totus vivit orbis terrarum. Per hanc fidem te deprecor Dei genitrix et perpetua virgo semper Maria: inclina aures tuae pietatis indignis supplicationibus meis et esto mihi miserrimo peccatori pia et propitia in omnibus auxiliatrix: rogans pro me apud fontem pietatis et misericordiae creatorem et redemptorem dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum verum et omnipotentem Deum a quo bona cuncta procedunt: per quem omnia facta sunt: qui non vult mortem peccatoris: sed ut magis convertatur et vivat: cui proprium est misereri semper et parcere: fac ut ipse per ineffabilem misericordiam suam meritis et precibus tuis absolvat me ab omnibus peccatis per quae ei displicui: tribuens mihi veram humilitatem: veram mansuetudinem: gratiam et obedientiam. fidei: spei: et charitatis augmentum cum perseverantia. custodiens me a recidivo peccati et a tentationibus daemonum mundi et carnis: ita ut non amplius serviam daemonibus quibus servivi in multitudinibus scelerum meorum videlicet in superbia: vanagloria: cupiditate: invidia: ira: gula: accidia: luxuria: et negligentiis infinitis et aliis multis peccatis quibus peccavi et alios peccare feci. Mea culpa: mea culpa: mea gravissima culpa. Propter haec peccata perdidi regnum caelorum et societatem angelorum: et totiens offendi piissimum filium tuum et quotiens laetificavi daemones pessimos et merui aeterna supplicia: totiens mea culpa: mea culpa: mea gravissima culpa. Ideo deprecor te Dei genitrix et perpetua virgo semper Maria, ut tu impetres mihi indulgentiam et remissionem omnium peccatorum istorum et aliorum quaecunque feci ab ipso filio tuo a quo bona cuncta procedunt. per quem omnia facta sunt. qui etiam illuminat omnem hominem venientem in hunc mundum: fac ut ipse illuminet mentem meam lumine gratiae suae: inflammans eam igne suavissimi et sanctissimi amoris sui. et faciat me seipsum cum Patre et Spiritu Sancto unum solum Deum verum adorare in spiritu et veritate: seipsum super omnia diligere et timere et eidem firmiter obedire et adhaerere: sua mandata custodire: peccata vitare: suam sanctam passionem et patientiam imitari: bonis operibus abundare: prospera mundi despicere: et nulla eius adversa formidare: et talem poenitentiam in hac vita pro cunctis peccatis et sceleribus meis agere: quae ei precibus tuis beneplacens sit et grata: ut merito suae sacratissimae passionis cum sanctis et electis suis mihi vitam et requiem conferat sempiternam. Amen.
Likewise another prayer to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
O untouchable, and forever blessed, singular and incomparable virgin Mary, Mother of God, most pleasing temple of God, the sacred place of the Holy Ghost, the gate of the kingdom of heaven, through whom next unto God the whole world liveth. For the only begotten Son of God, true and omnipotent God, did make of you his most sacred mother: taking in addition from you that most sacred flesh through which the world, which was lost, was saved, by whose own most precious blood the world itself was redeemed and sins remitted, forming it in thy most precious womb from thy most precious blood, and uniting it to his eternal and unchanging Godhead, from which all things good proceed, through which all things are made. Whom I adore. Who gives his own most sacred flesh with his own most precious blood every day to his faithful in the form of bread and wine as a viaticum toward the salutary and vital renewal of souls. He who will have worthily consumed this will have eternal life, but he who will have unworthily consumed it, consumes and drinks judgment just as many times I have done. Through my sin, my sin, my sin, my most grievous sin. But he who will not have consumed it will not have eternal life. And on that account we say to you that through you, after God, the whole world liveth. By this faith I plead with thee, O Mother of God and perpetual ever virgin Mary, incline thine ears of kindly piety to my unworthy prayers, and be to me, a most pitiful sinner, a helper holy and kindly in all things, soliciting on my behalf at the fount of godliness and mercy, the creator and redemptor our Lord Jesus Christ, thy true son and omnipotent God, from whom all good things proceed, through whom all things are made: who does not desire the death of a sinner but rather that he might be converted and might live; for whom it is more characteristic always to pity and spare: make it that He through his ineffable mercy, by thy favors and prayers, absolve me from all sins, through which I have displeased him: bestowing upon me true humility, true mildness, grace and obedience, and an increase of faith, hope, and charity with perseverence, guarding me from falling back into sin and from the temptations of the devils of the world and of the flesh, so that I do not serve further the devils whom I have served in the multitudes of my wickednesses, namely, in pride, vainglory, covetousness, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth, luxury, and the countless other sins of omission by which I have sinned and have caused others to sin. Through my sin, my sin, my most grievous sin. Because of these sins I have lost the kingdom of heaven and the company of angels and as often as I have offended against thy most godly son, so often have I also delighted the worst devils and deserved eternal torments; so often through my sin, my sin, my most grievous sin. Therefore I beseech thee, Mother of God and perpetual ever virgin Mary, that thou obtain for me indulgence and remission of all those and other sins, whatever I have done, from him thy Son from whom all good things proceed, by whom all things are made, who also illuminates every person who comes into this world: cause him to illuminate my mind with the light of his grace, inflaming it with the fire of his most gentle and most holy love; and cause me to worship him together with the Father and the Holy Ghost, the one and only true God, in spirit and truth, and above all things to love and fear him and firmly to obey and cleave to him, to keep his commandments, to shun sins, to imitate his holy suffering and patience, to abound with good works, to despise the riches of the world and to dread none of its adversities, and to do such a penance in this life for all my sins and wicked deeds as by thy prayers may be pleasing and acceptable to him, so that through the favor of his most sacred passion he might grant to me eternal life and peace with his saints and elect. Amen.
Devota commendatio ad eandem.
Spes animae meae post Deum virgo Maria: in illam commendationem et in illam fidem qua te dilectus filius tuus dominus noster Iesus Christus praeelecto discipulo suo Ioanni commendavit: commendo tibi hodie et quotidie corpus et animam meam et honorem meum et horam exitus mei: et omnes actus meos. ac precor te ut serves me a peccatis: a scandalis: ab omni confusione humana: ab ira tremenda ab immundis cogitationibus: ab omni mortali peccato: a subitanea et improvisa morte ab omnibus periculis animae et corporis, honoris et rerum mearum: nec unquam me tale permittas facere peccatum quo gratiam tuam amittam. Da mihi de praeteritis emendationem: de praesentibus custodiam: de futuris cautelam. Da mihi in hac vita promptum adiutorium: esto mihi in tremendo iudicio prolocutrix apud filium tuum dominum nostrum Iesum Christum. Amen.
Devout commendation to the same.
Hope of my soul after God, O Virgin Mary: toward that commitment and that faith with which thy beloved son our Lord Jesus Christ entrusted thee to his preferred disciple John: I commend to thee today and every day my body and soul and my honor and the hour of my going out, and all my deeds. And I pray thee that thou preserve me from sins, from causes of offense, from every human confusion, from frightening anger, from impure thoughts, from all mortal sin, from sudden and unforeseen death, from all dangers of soul and body, of reputation and of my affairs, and may thou not ever permit me to commit a sin such that through it I might lose thy grace. Grant to me emendation of past sins, protection for present sins, and prudence for future sins. Grant me in this life swift aid, speak in the terrible judgment on my behalf before thy son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Ant: Sub tuum praesidium confugimus virgo Dei genitrix nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus nostris: sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper virgo benedicta. Ant: Under thy guardianship we take refuge, O virgin Mother of God; do not disdain our prayers in our needs but from all perils liberate us, O blessed ever virgin.
V: In omni tribulatione et angustia nostra. V: In all our tribulation and distress.
R: Succurrat nobis beatissima virgo Maria. R: Succor us, Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
Oratio:
Protege Domine famulos tuos subsidiis pacis: et beatae Mariae semper virginis patrociniis confidentes: a cunctis hostibus redde securos. Per Christum dominum nostrum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum.
Prayer:
Protect, O Lord, thy servants with thine armies of peace: and make those who trust in the patronage of the Blessed Mary, ever virgin: secure against all enemies. Through Christ our Lord, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end.
R: Amen. R: Amen.
De sancto Michaele archangelo. Of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Ant: Michael archangele paradisi praeposite veni in adiutorium populo Dei: et velis nos defendere a potestate inimici: et tecum ducere in societatem domini. Ant: O Archangel Michael, commander of paradise, come to the aid of the people of God: and be thou willing to defend us from a hostile power and to lead us with thee into the company of the Lord.
V: In conspectu angelorum psallam tibi Deus meus. V: In the sight of the angels I will sing to thee, O my God.
R: Adorabo ad templum sanctum tuum: et confitebor nomini tuo. R: At thy holy temple I will adore thee, and to thy name I will confess.
Oratio.
Deus qui miro ordine angelorum ministeria hominum que dispensas: concede propitius: ut quibus tibi ministrantibus in caelo semper assistitur. ab hiis in terra vita nostra muniatur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God who after a marvelous order didst dispose the ministries of angels and of men: grant in thy mercy that our life may be defended on earth by them who stand forever before thee and minister unto thee in Heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
Oratio ad proprium angelum custodem.
Custos mi angele gloriose qui ex caelesti hierarchia fuisti divinitus ab ortu nativitatis meae ex utero ad mei custodiam deputatus: te deprecor humiliter et devote ut me tibi commissum sic illumines munias et defendas: hoste procul pulso maligno: nedum a malis compesca operibus: sed etiam ad bonum tua virtute sollicites et inducas: ac tuum demum opitulante patrocinio me tuum concivem facias supernorum. Per Christum dominum nostrum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer to one's own guardian angel.
O my guardian, glorious angel who from among the heavenly hierarchy has been appointed by God as my guardian from the very moment of my birth from the womb: I beseech thee humbly and devotedly that thou thus illuminate, protect and defend me, entrusted to thee, driving far away the enemy who wishes me ill; not only restrain me from evil acts, but mayest thou also urge and induce me toward the good by thy virtue; and by the protection of thy actions mayest thou make me at last a dweller with thee and with those on high. Through Christ our Lord, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
Item alia oratio ad eundem.
Obsecro te angelice spiritus cui ego a providentiam commissus sum: ut custodias me indesinenter: protegas visites et defendas ab omni incursu diaboli vigilantem atque dormientem: nocte ac die: horis continuis atque momentis confove me et tuere me, ubicunque iero comitare me. Repelle a me per virtutem Dei omnem tentationem sathanae: et quod mea non extingunt merita tuis precibus obtine apud misericordissimum iudicem Deum: ut nullum in me habeat locum contrariae virtutis. Cumque me per abrupta vitiorum devium esse videris per semitas iustitiae incedendo: ad redemptorem et conditorem meum reducere satagas. Et in quacunque necessitate vel angustia me esse prospexeris: auxilium Dei omnipotentis tuo obtentu super me adesse sentiam. Precor te custos meus ut si fieri possit notum mihi facias finem meum. Et cum de hoc corpore Deo iubente eductus fuero: non dimittas malignos spiritus me terrere aut illudere: neque in foveam desperationis incidere: et non me derelinquas omnino donec me perduxeris ad visionem Dei omnipotentis conditoris mei: in qua simul ego pro opere et gratia et clementia Dei patris mei: et tu pro custodia mea una cum beatissima Dei genitrice Maria et omnibus sanctis peremniter laetemur et congaudeamus cum Christo in secula seculorum. Amen.
Likewise another prayer to the same.
I beseech thee, angelic spirit, to whom I by providence have been entrusted: that thou guard me unceasingly, that thou protect, watch attentively, and defend me from every attack of the devil while I am waking and sleeping, by night and by day; for hours and moments without interruption cherish me and watch over me, and accompany me everywhere I go. Avert from me through the strength of God every temptation of Satan, and that which my merits do not extinguish, by thy prayers hold fast before God, the most merciful judge, so that nothing of a contrary strength may have a place in me. And whenever thou seest me wandering through the steep places of vices, by going through the paths of justice trouble thyself to lead me back to my redeemer and creator. And in whatever need or distress thou beholdst me to be, may I feel the help of almighty God approach by means of thy covering over me. I pray thee, my guardian, that, if it can be done, thou makest my end known to me. And when I shall be drawn forth from this body at the command of God, do not allow evil spirits to frighten me or make sport of me, nor allow me to fall into the pit of desperation. And do not abandon me at all until thou hast led me to the sight of almighty God, my creator, in which sight may I, for work and grace and the clemency of God my Father, and thou, as my protection, together with Mary the most blessed mother of God and all the saints forever be joyful and rejoice together with Christ, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Ioanne baptista. Of Saint John the Baptist.
Ant: Inter natos mulierum non surrexit maior Ioanne baptista. Ant: Among those born of woman none arose greater than John the Baptist.
V: Fuit homo missus a Deo. V: He was a man sent by God.
R: Cui nomen erat Ioannes. R: Whose name was John.
Oratio:
Praesta quaesumus omnipotens Deus ut familia tua per viam salutis incedat et beati Ioannis praecursoris Christi hortamenta sectando: ad eum quem praedixit securus perveniat. Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum.
Prayer:
Show thyself, we pray, O omnipotent God, so that thy household may go by the way of salvation, and by following the encouragements of the blessed John, forerunner of Christ, may reach him whom he with certainty foretold, our Lord Jesus Christ.
De sancto Ioanne evangelista. Of Saint John the Evangelist.
Ant: Ioannes apostolus et evangelista virgo electus est a domino atque inter ceteros magis dilectus. Ant: John the Apostle and Evangelist, a virgin, was chosen by the Lord and more beloved than the others.
V: Valde honorandus est beatus Ioannes. V: Blessed John is greatly to be honored.
R: Qui supra pectus domini in cena recubuit. R: He who reclined upon the breast of the Lord at the Last Supper.
Oratio:
Ecclesiam tuam quaesumus domine benignus illustra: ut beati Ioannis apostoli tui et evangelistae illuminata doctrinis ad dona perveniat sempiterna. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Make thy church shine, we ask, O kindly Lord, so that illuminated by the teachings of blessed John thy apostle and evangelist it may reach thy eternal gifts. Through our lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sanctis Petro et Paulo. Of Saints Peter and Paul.
Ant: Petrus apostolus et Paulus doctor gentium ipsi nos docuerunt legem tuam domine. Ant: Peter the Apostle and Paul the Doctor to the Gentiles have themselves taught us thy law, O Lord.
V: In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum. V: In all the earth their voice has gone forth.
R: Et in fines orbis terrae verba eorum. R: And their words unto the ends of the earth.
Oratio:
Deus cuius dextera beatum Petrum apostolum ambulantem in fluctibus ne mergeretur erexit: et coapostolum eius Paulum tertio naufragantem de profundo pelagi liberavit: exaudi nos propitius et concede ut amborum meritis aeternitatis gloriam consequamur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, whose right hand raised up blessed Peter the Apostle when he was walking on the waves, lest he be submerged, and saved his fellow apostle Paul from the depth of the sea when he was shipwrecked for the third time, hear us graciously and grant that we may pursue the glory of eternity by the favors of both. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Iacobo apostolo. Of Saint James the Apostle.
Ant: Lux et decus hyspaniae: O Iacobe sanctissime sublevator oppressorum: suffragium viatorum qui inter apostolos primartyr laureatus obtines primatum. O singulare praesidium, tuorum benignus exaudi vota servorum: et intercedas pro nostra omnium que salute. Ant: Light and adornment of Spain, O most holy James, supporter of the oppressed, succor of travelers, crowned with laurel, who obtaineth the first place of martyrdom among the apostles: O unique protection, kindly one, hear the prayers of thy servants, and mayest thou intercede for our salvation and the salvation of all.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Iacobe. V: Pray for us, blessed James.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Esto domine plebis tuae. sanctificator et custos ut apostoli tui Iacobi munita praesidiis: et conversatione tibi placeat et secura deserviat. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Be, O Lord, the sanctificator and guardian of thy people, so that, fortified by the protections and way of life of thine apostle James, they may be pleasing to thee and without care serve thee zealously. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Andrea apostolo. Of Saint Andrew the Apostle.
Ant: Cum pervenisset beatus Andreas ad locum ubi crux praeparata erat exclamavit et dixit. O bona crux diu desiderata et iam animo concupiscenti praeparata: securus et gaudens venio ad te: ut tu exultans suscipias me discipulum eius qui pependit in te magister meus Christus. Ant: When the blessed Andrew had come to the place where the cross was made ready, he exclaimed and said, O good cross, long wished for and now made ready for a desirous spirit, I, without care and joyful, come to thee, so that thou, rejoicing, mayst receive me, the disciple of the one who hung on thee, my master Christ.
V: Dilexit Andream dominus. V: The Lord loved Andrew.
R: In odorem suavitatis. R: Into the odor of sweetness.
Oratio:
Quaesumus omnipotens Deus ut beatus Andreas apostolus tuus pro nobis imploret auxilium: ut a nostris reatibus absoluti: a cunctis etiam periculis eruamur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
We beseech thee, O omnipotent God, that blessed Andrew thine apostle may implore aid in our behalf; so that, absolved from the charges against us we may also be rescued from all dangers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De omnibus apostolis. Of all the apostles.
Ant: Dum steteritis ante reges et praesides nolite cogitare qualiter respondeatis. Dabitur enim vobis in illa hora quid loquamini. Ant: When thou standest before kings and princes, do not wish to consider how thou shouldst respond. For it shall be given to thee in that hour what to say.
V: In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum. V: Their voice has gone forth into all the earth.
R: Et in fines orbis terrae verba eorum. R: And their words unto the ends of the earth.
Oratio:
Concede quaesumus omnipotens ut sicut apostolorum tuorum iugiter commemorationem agimus: sic ad tua beneficia promerenda maiestatem tuam ipsi pro nobis exorent. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Grant, we beseech, omnipotent one, that just like thine apostles we may continually make a commemoration, as they prevail upon thy majesty on our behalf with respect to thy deserved benefits. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Stephano. Of Saint Stephen.
Ant: Stephanus plenus gratia et fortitudine faciebat prodigia et signa magna in populo. Ant: Stephen, full of grace and resolution, did great wonders and signs among the people.
V: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium. V: A just man will sprout forth like a lily.
R: Et florebit in aeternum ante dominum. R: And he will flower forever before the Lord.
Oratio:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus qui primitias martyrum in beati levitae Stephani sanguine dedicasti: tribue quaesumus ut pro nobis intercessor existat qui pro suis etiam persecutoribus exoravit dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Omnipotent and eternal God, who dedicated the first-fruits of the martyrs in the blood of the blessed deacon Stephen, grant, we beseech, that he may be the intercessor for us, he who hath prevailed upon our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son even on behalf of his persecutors. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Christoforo. Of Saint Christopher.
Ant: Sancte Christofore martyr preciose: rogo te per nomen Christi creatoris tui: et per illud praerogativum quod tibi contulit: quando nomen suum tibi soli imposuit. Te deprecor in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti et per gratiam quam accepisti: ut erga Christum et sanctam eius genitricem mihi famulo tuo sis propitius peccatori quatenus tuo pio interventu facias me vincere omnes qui cogitant mihi mala: et per illud leve onus qui est Christus: quem trans marinum flumen in humeris tuis feliciter portare meruisti: Alleviare dignare praesentes meas angustias: paupertates: tribulationes: malas et perversas machinationes: fraudulentas conspirationes: mendacia: falsa testimonia: occulta: sive aperta consilia: et alia quae contra honorem meum cogitando vel conspirando veritatis aemuli mihi servo tuo inferre conantur: ut vita comite et salvo honore tecum gaudere valeam in secula seculorum. Ant: Saint Christopher, precious martyr, I beg thee by the name of Christ thy creator, and by that prerogative that he conferred upon thee when he put his name upon thee alone. I pray thee in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost and by the grace which thou hast received that applying to Christ and his holy mother, thou be gracious to me thy servant, a sinner, so that by thy godly intervention thou mayst cause me to overcome all who consider evils toward me, and by that light burden that is Christ, whom thou didst deserve to carry happily across the river of the sea on thy shoulders. Vouchsafe to alleviate my present difficulties, poverties, tribulations, evil and perverse machinations, fraudulent conspiracies, lies, false testimonies, hidden or open plans, and the other things that the enemies of truth, by thinking or plotting against my honor, try to bring against me thy servant, so that with a loving life and honor preserved I may be able to rejoice with thee, world without end.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Christofore. V: Pray for us, blessed Christopher.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatum Christoforum martyrem tuum virtute constantiae in passione roborasti: quique unigenitum tuum dominum nostrum Iesum Christum in humeris suis mirabiliter portari voluisti: concede propitius ut qui eius commemorationem agimus: ipsius meritis ad regna caelestia pervenire feliciter mereamur. Per eundem dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who strengthened the blessed Christopher thy martyr with the moral strength of constancy in suffering, thou who didst will that thine only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, be marvelously carried on his shoulders, graciously grant that we who make his commemoration happily deserve by his favors to reach the heavenly kingdom. Through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Laurentio. Of Saint Lawrence.
Ant: Levita Laurentius bonum opus operatus est qui per signum crucis caecos illuminavit. Ant: The deacon Lawrence hath done a good work, he who gave light to the blind through the sign of the cross.
V: Dispersit dedit pauperibus. V: He dispersed and gave to the poor.
R: Iustitia eius manet in seculum. R: His justice remaineth forever.
Oratio:
Da nobis quaesumus omnipotens Deus vitiorum nostrorum flammas extinguere qui beato Laurentio martyri tuo tribuisti tormentorum suorum incendia superare. Per Christum dominum nostrum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Grant to us, we beseech, O omnipotent God, to quench the flames of our vices, thou who didst grant to blessed Lawrence thy martyr the power to overcome the fires of his torments. Through Christ our Lord, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Sebastiano. Of St. Sebastian.
Ant: O quam mira refulsit gratia Sebastianus martyr inclutus: qui militis portans insignia: sed de fratrum palma sollicitus confortavit corda trementia: verbo sibi collato caelitus. Ant: O how the renowned martyr Sebastian shone with a wonderful grace, he who bore the marks of a soldier but was urged on by a palm from the brothers, greatly strengthened fearful hearts, since the heavenly word had been conferred upon him.
V: Ora pro nobis beate martyr Sebastiane. V: Pray for us, blessed martyr Sebastian.
R: Ut mereamur pestem epidimiae illaesi transire: et promissionem Christi obtinere. R: That we may deserve to pass unharmed through the plague and obtain the promise of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatum Sebastianum martyrem tuum in tua fide et dilectione tam ardenter solidasti: ut nullis carnalibus blandimentis: nullis tyrannorum minis nullis que carnificum gladiis sive sagittis a tua cultura potuit revocari: Da nobis miseris peccatoribus: dignis eius meritis et intercessionibus: in tribulatione auxilium: in persecutione solatium: et in omni tempore contra pestem epidimiae remedium: quatenus possimus contra omnes diabolicas insidias viriliter dimicare: mundum et ea quae in mundo sunt despicere: et nulla eius adversa formidare: ut ea quae te inspirante desideramus valeamus feliciter obtinere. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God who so eagerly strengthened blessed Sebastian thy martyr in thy faith and love that by no allurements of the flesh, by no threats of tyrants, and by no swords or arrows of executioners could he be recalled from thy worship, grant to us unhappy sinners, by his deserved favors and intercessions, help in tribulation, solace in persecution, a cure in every time against the plague, so that we be able to contend strongly against all the traps of the devil, to despise the world and those things that are in the world, and to dread none of its misfortunes, so that we may be able to obtain happily those things that through thine inspiration we desire. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Dionysio. Of Saint Dionysius.
Ant: O beate Dionysi magna est fides tua: intercede pro nobis ad Dominum Deum nostrum ut qui qualitate tibi sumus dissimiles sua gratia largiente: caelestium gaudiorum faciat esset consortes. Ant: O blessed Dionysius, great is thy faith: intercede for us with the Lord our God so that by the bestowal of his grace he may cause us who are unlike thee in nature to be consorts of the heavenly joys.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Dionysi. V: Pray for us, blessed Dionysius.
R: Ut digni efficiamur. R: That we be made worthy.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatum Dionysium martyrem tuum virtute constantiae in passione roborasti: quique illi ad praedicandum gentibus gloriam tuam Rusticum et Eleutherium sociare dignatus es tribue nobis quaesumus ex eorum imitatione pro amore tuo prospera mundi despicere: et nulla eius adversa formidare. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who strengthened the blessed Dionysius thy martyr by the virtue of constancy in suffering, and who vouchsafed to associate to him Rusticus and Eleutherius for the preaching of thy glory to the peoples, grant us, we pray, by the imitation of them to despise the prosperities of the world for love of thee and to dread none of its misfortunes. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Anthonio. Of Saint Anthony.
Ant: Anthoni pastor inclute qui cruciatos reficis: morbos sanas et destruis: ignis calorem extinguis pie pater ad dominum ora pro nobis miseris. Ant: Renowned shepherd Anthony, who restoreth the crucified, and destroyeth healthful maladies, and quencheth the heat of the fire, O holy father, pray to the Lord on behalf of us unhappy ones.
V: Ora pro nobis beate pater Anthoni. V: Pray for us, blessed father Anthony.
R: Ut digni efficiamur. R: That we be made worthy.
Oratio:
Deus qui concedis obtentu beati Anthonii confessoris tui morbidum ignem extingui et membris aegris refrigeria praestari: fac nos quaesumus ipsius meritis et precibus a gehennae incendiis liberatos: integros mente et corpore tibi feliciter in gloria praesentari. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who granteth by the intercession of blessed Anthony thy confessor that the fire of illness be quenched and coolness be present for sick limbs, make us, we beseech, by his favors and prayers free from the fires of hell, and cause us to be presented whole in mind and body to thee happily in glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Martino episcopo. Of Saint Martin, bishop.
Ant: O beatum pontificem qui totis visceribus diligebat Christum regem et non formidabat imperii principatum. O Martine dulcedo medicamentum et medice. O sanctissima anima quam si gladius persecutoris non abstulit: palmam tamen martyrii non amisit. Ant: O blessed bishop who loved Christ the King with all thine inward parts and did not fear the sovereignty of the empire. O Martin, sweetness, medicine, and physician. O holiest soul, which if the sword of the persecutor had not taken away, nevertheless would not have lost the martyr's palm.
V: Ora pro nobis beatissime Martine. V: Pray for us, most blessed Martin.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui conspicis quia ex nulla nostra virtute subsistimus concede propitius: ut intercessione beati Martini confessoris tui atque pontificis contra omnia adversa muniamur. Per Christum dominum nostrum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who perceiveth that we withstand from no virtue of ours, grant graciously that by the intercession of blessed Martin thy confessor and bishop we may be fortified against all adversities. Through Christ our Lord, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Nicolao episcopo. Of Saint Nicholas, bishop.
Ant: Amicus Dei Nicolaus pontificali decoratus infula omnibus se amabilem exhibuit. Ant: Nicholas, the friend of God, adorned by a priestly fillet, showed himself loving to all.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Nicolae. V: Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatum Nicolaum pontificem tuum innumeris decorasti miraculis: tribue nobis quaesumus ut eius meritis et precibus a gehennae incendiis liberemur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who adorned the blessed Nicholas thy priest with innumerable miracles, grant to us, we beseech, that by his favors and prayers we be freed from the fires of hell. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Claudio. Of Saint Claudius.
Ant: O desolatorum consolator: captivorum liberator: resurrectio mortuorum: lumen caecorum auditus surdorum: mutorum eloquium: tutor naufragantium: impotentium et languidorum sanator: medicinae refugium: via errantium: salus omnium in te sperantium. Beate Claudi benigne confessor ora Deum pro nobis qui te tot et tantis illustravit suffragiis. Ant: O consoler of the desolate, freer of captives, resurrection to the dead, light to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the mute, teacher of sailors, healer of the weak and faint, a refuge of the healing art, a road for those who go astray, and the deliverance of all who hope in thee; O blessed Claudius, kindly confessor, pray for us to God, who made thee shine by so many and such great intercessions.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Claudi. V: Pray for us, blessed Claudius.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beato Claudio glorioso confessori tuo atque pontifici tantam gratiam et beatitudinem conferre dignatus es: quod per illam fere totus orbis christianorum pro suis necessitatibus ad ipsum affluit: et quicunque eum pie ac devote quaesierit desolatus non remanebit. Da nobis quaesumus domine iusta desideria postulare: ut quae iuste postulaverimus suis meritis et intercessionibus apud te iugiter valeamus obtinere. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God who vouchsafed to confer on blessed Claudius thy glorious confessor and priest so much grace and blessing that through these almost the whole world of Christians hastened toward him for their needs, and whoever seeks him piously and devotedly will not remain desolate. Grant us, we beseech, O Lord, to ask for things both righteous desired, so that those things that we have justly asked for we may continually be able to obtain by his favors and intercessions before thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancto Rocho. Of Saint Roch.
Ant: Ave Roche sanctissime nobili natus sanguine crucis signaris scemate sinistro tuo latere. Roche peregre profectus pestis ferae fugas tactus mirifice tangendo salutifere. Vale Roche angelice vocis citatus famine obtinuisti deifice a cunctis pestem pellere. Ant: Hail, most holy Roch, born of noble blood, thou art marked by the plan of the cross on thy left side, O Roch, traveller, having escaped from dire pestilence and having been touched miraculously, O healthbringer by touching. Be present, Roch, roused by the utterance of an angelic voice, thou hast obtained from God the power to drive away pestilence from everyone.
V: Ora pro nobis beate Roche. V: Pray for us, blessed Roch.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beato Rocho per angelum tuum tabulam eidem afferentem promisisti, ut qui ipsum pie invocaverit a nullo pestis cruciatu lederetur. Praesta quaesumus: ut qui eius memoriam agimus meritis ipsius a mortifera peste corporis et animae liberemur. Per Christum dominum nostrum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who promised to the blessed Roch through thine angel an altar given to him, so that one who calls to him piously may be harmed by no agony of pestilence, show, we beseech, that we who make his commemoration may by his favors be freed from deadly pestilence of the body and soul. Through Christ our Lord, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancta Anna. Of Saint Anne.
Ant: Caeleste beneficium introivit in Annam per quam nobis nata est Maria virgo. Ant: A heavenly blessing entered into Anne, through whom the Virgin Mary was born for us.
V: Ora pro nobis beata Anna. V: Pray for us, blessed Anne.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatae Annae tantam gratiam donare dignatus es: ut beatissimam matrem tuam in suo gloriosissimo utero portare meruit: Da nobis per intercessionem matris et filiae tuae propitiationis abundantiam: ut quarum commemorationem pio amore amplectimur: earum precibus ad caelestem patriam pervenire valeamus. Per eundem dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who vouchsafed to grant to blessed Anne such grace that she deserved to bear thy most blessed mother in her most glorious womb, grant to us through the intercession of thy mother and sister the abundance of thy graciousness, so that we may embrace their commemoration with holy love, and by their prayers be able to reach heaven, our native land. Through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancta Maria Magdalena. Of Saint Mary Magdalene.
Ant: Maria ergo unxit pedes Iesu et extersit capillis suis: et domus impleta est ex odore unguenti. Ant: Therefore Mary poured oil on the feet of Jesus and wiped them with her hair, and the house was filled with the scent of the oil.
V: Dimissa sunt ei peccata multa. V: Many sins were forgiven her.
R: Quoniam dilexit multum. R: Because she loved much.
Oratio:
Largire nobis clementissime pater quod sicut beata Maria Magdalena dominum nostrum Iesum Christum super omnia diligendo suorum obtinuit veniam peccaminum: ita nobis apud tuam misericordiam sempiternam impetret beatitudinem. Per eundem dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
Grant to us, most merciful Father, that just as the blessed Mary Magdalene obtained pardon for her sins by loving our Lord Jesus Christ above all things, so she may obtain for us in the presence of thine eternal mercy a blessing. Through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancta Caterina. Of Saint Catherine.
Ant: Virgo sancta Caterina Graeciae gemma: urbe Alexandrina Costi Regis erat filia. Ant: The virgin St. Catherine, jewel of Greece, was the daughter of King Costus in the city of Alexandria.
V: Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis. V: Grace has been diffused in thy lips.
R: Propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum. R: Therefore God has blessed thee forever.
Oratio:
Deus qui dedisti legem Moisi in summitate montis Sinay, et in eodem loco corpus beatae Caterinae virginis et martyris tuae per sanctos angelos tuos mirabiliter collocasti: tribue quaesumus ut eius meritis et intercessione ad montem qui Christus est valeamus pervenire. Per eundem dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who hast given the law of Moses on the peak of Mount Sinai, and in the same place hast marvelously laid the body of blessed Catherine thy virgin and martyr by thy holy angels, grant, we beseech, that by her favors and intercession we may be able to reach the mountain where Christ is. Through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancta Margareta. Of Saint Margaret.
Ant: Virgo gloriosa Christi Margareta virginum gemma preciosissima virtute supernorum clara audi preces nostras coram te fusas: fac nos iungi aeternali choro precibus ergo tuis adesto calamitatibus nostris quibus undique praemimur. Ant: Glorious virgin of Christ, Margaret, most precious jewel of virgins, by the shining virtue of those above, hear our prayers poured out before thee; cause us to be joined to the eternal choir; therefore by thy prayers give aid against our calamities by which we are beset on all sides.
V: Ora pro nobis beata Margareta. V: Pray for us, blessed Margaret.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Deus qui beatam Margaretam virginem tuam ad caelos per matyrii palmam pervenire fecisti: concede nobis quaesumus ut eius exempla sectantes: ad te venire mereamur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
O God, who caused the blessed Margaret thy virgin to reach heaven through the palm of a martyr, grant to us, we beseech, that following her examples we may deserve to come to thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.
De sancta Barbara. Of Saint Barbara.
Ant: Gaude Barbara beata: summe pollens in doctrina: angeli mysterio. Gaude virgo Deo grata: quae baptistam imitata es in vitae stadio. Gaude cum te visitavit: Christus vita, et curavit plagas actu proprio. Gaude quia meruisti: impetrare quod petisti: dante Dei filio. Gaude namque elevata: es in caelum et delata: nobili martyrio. Te laudantem familiam trahe post te ad gloriam: finito exilio. Ant: Rejoice, blessed Barbara, greatly powerful in doctrine by the mystery of the angel. Rejoice, virgin, pleasing to God, thou who didst imitate baptism in the course of thy life. Rejoice because Christ hath visited thee in life and healed thy wounds by his own act. Rejoice because thou hast deserved to obtain what thou hast sought through the gift of the Son of God. Rejoice because thou hast been raised to heaven and delivered to a noble martyrdom. Bring after thee to glory the dependents who praise thee when their exile is over.
V: Ora pro nobis beata Barbara. V: Pray for us, blessed Barbara.
R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oratio:
Intercessio quaesumus domine beatae Barbarae virginis et martyris tuae ab omni adversitate nos protegat: ut per eius interventum gloriosissimum sacrosancti corporis et sanguinis domini nostri Iesu Christi sacramentum ante diem exitus nostri per veram poenitentiam et puram confessionem percipere mereamur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
Prayer:
May the intercession, we pray, O Lord, of blessed Barbara thy virgin and martyr protect us from all misfortune, so that through the most glorious intercession of the very holy body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ we may deserve through true repentance and pure confession to receive the sacrament before the day of our going out. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.

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