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saints hast afforded both an example and help to our weakness, in order to enable us to walk in the road of salvation: grant us so to revere the merits of the blessed Abbot William, that we may feel the benefit of his suffrages, and tread in his steps. Thro'.

XXVI. SS. JOHN and PAUL, mm. INTROIT Ps. xxxiii.--Many are the afflictions of the just, but out of them all will the Lord deliver them. The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall be always in my mouth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Quæsumus.-We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we may receive this day redoubled joy from the glorious solemnity of the blessed martyrs, John and Paul, who in their faith and sufferings, were truly brothers. Thro'.

LESSON. Eccles. xliv. 10. 15.-These were men of mercy, whose godly deeds have not failed: good things continue with their seed, their posterity are a holy inheritance, and their seed hath stood in the covenants : and their children for their sakes remain for ever: their seed and their glory shall not be forsaken. Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation. Let the people shew forth their wisdom, and the Church declare their praise.

GRAD.-Ps. cxxxii.-Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. V. It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down


the beard of Aaron. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. These were truly brothers, who triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are now in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke xii. 1. 8.At that time : Jesus sard to his disciples : Beware ye of the leaven of the

Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the house-tops. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom ye shall fear: fear ye him who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea I say to you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? Yea the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear rot therefore:

: you are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God.

OFFERT. Ps. V.-All they that love thy naine shall glory in thee: for thou, O Lord, wilt bless the just: O Lord, thou hast crowned us as with the shield of thy good will.

SECRET.-Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee by the merits of thy holy martyrs, John and Paul: and grant they may be to us a continual support. Thro'.

COMM. Wisd, iii. Though in the sight of men they suffered torments, God hath tried them : as gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of holocaust he hath received them.

P. COMM. Sumpsimus.-Having received, O Lord, thy divine sacraments on the festival of thy holy martyrs, John and Paul : grant, we beseech thee, that what we here celebrate in time, we may hereafter receive in a happy eternity. Thro'

XXVII. St. LEO, p. C.

All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who didst render blessed Leo worthy of the rewards of thy saints : mercifully grant that we, who keep his festival, may likewise follow the example of his holy life. Thro'. Here and at the Secret and P. Comm. is made a

Commem. of St. John Baptist ; and also of the
Vigil of SS. Peter and Paul as below.
GOSPËL, Matt. xxv. as in p. 482.

SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of blessed Leo, that this oblation may be available to us, by the offering of which thou wast pleased to blot out the sins of the whole world Thro'.

P. COMM. Deus, qui anımæ.— God, who hast bestowed on the soul of thy servant Leo, the rewards of eternal happiness : mercifully grant, that we, who are burdened with the weight of our sins, may, by his intercession, find relief. Thro'.


INTROIT. John xxi.-The Lord said to Peter when thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself, and didst walk where thou wouldet; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst not: and this he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. Ps. The heavens shew forth the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the works of his hands. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we whom thou hast founded on the rock of the apostolic faith, may be never shaken by any troubles.

LESSON. Acts iii. 1. 10.-In those days : Peter and John went up to the temple, at the ninth hour of prayer. And a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb, was carried; whom they laid every day at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, that he might ask aims of them that went into the temple. He, when he had seen Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked to receiye an alms. But Peter with John fastening his eyes upon him, said: Look upon us.

But he looked earnestly upon them, hoping that he should receive something of them. Then Peter said : Silver and gold I have none: but what I have I give thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise and walk. And taking him by the right hand, he lifted him up, and forth with nis feet and soles received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked: and went in with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God. And they knew him, that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him.

GRAD. Ps. xviii. to Alleluia, as on the 11th June, p. 591.

GOSPEL. John xxi. 15. 19. At that time : Jesus said to Simon Peter : Simon son of John, lovest thon me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs. He saith to hun again : Simon son of John, lovest thou me? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feod my lambs. He saith to him the third time: Simon son of John Jovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things : thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feediny sheep.

Amen, amen I say to thee, when thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself, and didst walk where thou wouldst; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst not. This he said,

signifying by what death he should glorify God. OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvii.—To me, thy friends, o God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

SECRET.-Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, the offerings of thy people by the intercession of thy apostles, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.

COMM. Jolin xxi.--Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest, O Lord, that I love thee.

P. COMM. (Quos cælesti,) as to-morrow, p. 609

XXIX. SS. Peter and Paul.

INTROIT. Acts xii. 11. Now I know, in very NUNC scio vere qnia

deed that the Lord misit Dominus anhath sent his angel and gelum suum, et eripuit delivered me out of the me de manu Herodis, et hand of Herod, and from de omni expectatione all the expectation of the plebis Judæorum. people of the Jews.

Ps. cxxxvii. Domine, Ps. O Lord, thou prov- probasti me, et cognoed me, and hast knowi visti me: tu cognovisti

thou hast known sessionem meum, et remy sitting down, and my surrectionem meam. rising up. V. Glory. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus, qui... God, who hast consccrated this day by the martyrdom of thy glorious apostles Peter and Paul ; grant, that thy Couch may in all things follow their directions, by whom vas laid the foundation of religion. Thro?

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