The Proper of Saints

Saint Bernardin of Siena, Confessor

[ Mass 14, Os justi]

Introit. Os justi. Ps 37
[From Mass 14, Os justi]
THE mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom: and his tongue will be talking of judgement: the law of his God is in his heart (alleluia, alleluia). Ps. ibid. Fret not thyself because of the ungodly: neither be thou envious against the evildoers. V. Glory be.

The Collect.
O LORD JESUS CHRIST, who didst endue blessed Barnardin, thy Confessor, with pre-eminent love of thy most holy Name: we beseech thee, that, by the virtue of his merits and intercession: thou wouldest graciously pour into our hearts the spirit of love towards thee. Who livest and reignest with the Father.

The Epistle. Ecclesiasticus 31:8-11
[From Mass 14, Os justi]
8 Blessed is the man that is found without blemish: and hath not gone after gold.
9 Who is he? and we will call him blessed: for wonderful things hath he done among his people.
10 Who hath been tried thereby and found perfect? Then let him glory. Who might offend and hath not offended? or done evil, and hath not done it?
11 His goods shall be established, and the congregation shall declare his alms.

Gradual. Ps. 92. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus in the house of the Lord. V. To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night-season.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. St. James I. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. Alleluia.

After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said:

TRACT. Ps. 112. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he hath great delight in his commandments. V. His seed shall b mighty upon earth: the generation of the faithful shall be blessed. V. Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

In Eastertide, instead of the Gradual, is said:

Alleluia, alleluia. V. St James I. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. Alleluia. V. Ecclus. 45. The Lord loved him and adorned him: he clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.

The Gospel. St Matthew 19:27-29
[From Mass 16, Os justi]
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 89 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him: and in my Name shall his horn be exalted. (alleluia)

Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we who, trusting in this our sacrifice of praise, do offer it before thee to the honour of thy Saints, may by the same be delivered from all evils both in this life and in that which is to come. Through.

COMMUNION. St. Matthew 24 Blessed is that servant whom his lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods. (Alleluia).

O GOD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with heavenly meat and drink: mercifully grant that, like as we have received the same in devout remembrance of blessed Bernardin, thy Confessor, so we may evermore be defended by his intercession. Through.



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