August 21, 2004
Saturday
vol 15, no. 165

Double Feast of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow

White Vestments

Missa "Cognovi, Domine"

       Saint Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon, France in 1572, the daughter of Benigne Fremyot, president of the parliament in Burgundy, and married at twenty to Baron Christopher de Chantal who died in 1601. Nobility and riches were there for the asking for Jane Fances, but she used them wisely for the honor and glory of God. After nine years of marriage and seven children, Jane became a widow when her husband was killed in a hunting accident. Three years later she was touched in the deepest way by a sermon of Saint Francis de Sales for it was he who she had seen in a previous vision and because of this spiritual experience, persuaded him to be her spiritual director. After securing stability for her children, she turned to religious life. Though she had a strong desire to become a Carmelite nun, Francis realized her mission lay elsewhere and through his wise counsel she, along with three other women Charlotte de Brechard, Anne Coste, and Mary Favre began the Congregation of the Visitation, dedicated to helping young girls and widows consider a traditional, contemplative religious life. Satan did all in his power to discredit this fledgling order and dissuade Jane from her appointed mission by tormenting her soul greatly but God's Will won out and the Order spread throughout France and beyond over the next three decades. Jane died on December 13 at Moulins shortly after a meeting with Queen Anne in Paris. She was buried by Lake Annecy near her dear spiritual director Francis, who had passed away nineteen years earlier. Jane was canonized by Pope Clement XIII in 1767.

      Resources: We are grateful to Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for providing the Propers for the faithful. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945


Missa "Cognovi, Domine"

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INTROIT:    Psalm 118: 75, 120
Cognovi, Domine, quia aaequitas judicia tua, et in veritate tua humiliasti me : confige timore tuo carnes meas, a mandates tuis timui. (Psalm 118) Beati immaculate in via : qui ambulant in lege Domini. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
RepeatCognovi, Domine...
I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are equity, and in Thy truth Thou hast humbled me : pierce Thou my flesh with Thy fear, I am afraid of Thy judgments. (Psalm 118) Blessed are the undefiled in the way : who walk in the law of the Lord. v. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
RepeatI know, O Lord...
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COLLECT


Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Omnípotens et miséricors Deus, qui beátam Joánnam Francíscam tuo amóre succénsam, admirábili spíritus fortitúdine per omnes vitæ sémitas in via perfectiónis donásti, quique per illam illustráre Ecclésiam tuam nova prole voluísti: ejus méritis el précibus concéde; ut, qui infirmitátis nostræ cónscii de tua virtúte confídimus, coeléstis grátiæ auxílio, cuncta nobis adversántia vincámus. Per Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration Within the Octave of the Assumption
Oremus. Famulorum tuorum quaesumus Domine, delictis ignosce ut, qui tibi placere de actibus nostris non valemus, Genitricis Filii tui Domini nostri intercessione salvemur. Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. Almighty and merciful God, Who didst endow blessed Jane Frances, burning with love of Thee, with an admirable strength of soul through all the paths of life in the way of perfection, and Who wast pleased to glorify Thy Church with a new family by her means, grant to her merits and prayers that we, who, conscious of our own infirmity, trust in Thy power, may, by the assistance of divine grace, conquer all obstacles which beset us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Commemoration Within the Octave of the Assumption
Let us pray. Forgive, we beseech Thhe, O Lord, the sins of Thy servants, that we, who by our own deeds are unable to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of Thy Son, our Lord, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.


EPISTLE:   1 Timothy 5: 3-10


Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Timótheum. Carissime: Víduas honóra quæ vere vidum sunt. Si qua autem vídua fílios, aut nepótes habet, discat primum domum suam régere, et mútuam vicem réddere paréntibus: hoc enim accéptum est coram Deo. Quæ autem vere vidua est, et desoláta, speret in Deum, et instet obsecratiónibus, et oratiónibus nocte, ac die. Nam quæ in delícus est, vivens mórtua est. Et hoc præcipe, ut irreprehensíbiles sint. Si quis autem suórum, et máxime domesticórum curam non habet, fldem negávit, et est infidélí detérior. Vídua eligátur non minus sexagínta annórum, quæ fúerit unius vírí uxor, in opéribus bonis. testimónium habens, si fílios educávit, si hospítio recépit,, si sanctórum pedes lavit, si tribulatiónem patiéntibus subministrávit, si omne opus bonum subsecuta est.
Deo Gratias.

Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy. Dearly beloved: Honor widows, that are widows indeed. But if any widow have children, or grandchildren, let her learn first to govern her own house, and to make a return of duty to her parents: for this is acceptable before God. But she that is a widow indeed and desolate, let her trust in God, and continue in prayers and supplications night and day. For she that liveth in pleasures, is dead while she is living. And this give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any man have not care of his own, and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Let a widow be chosen of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband, having testimony for her good works, if she have brought up children, if she have received to harbor, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have ministered to them that suffer tribulation, íf she have diligently followed every good work.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:  


Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis: propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum. V. Própter veritátem et mansuetúdinem, et justítiam: et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Ps. 44, 5)Spécie tua, et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna. Allelúja.

Grace is poured abroad in thy lips: therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. V. Because of truth, and meekness, and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Alleluia, alleluia. V. (Ps. 44: 5) With thy comeliness, and thy beauty, set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Alleluia. V.

GOSPEL:   Luke 7: 11-16


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo tempore: Ibat Jesus in civitátem quæ vocátur Naim: et ibant cum eo discípuli ejus, et turba copiósa. Cum autem appropinquáret portæ civitátis, ecce defúnctus efferebátur, fílius únicus matris suæ: et hæc vídua erat: et turba civitátis multa cum illa. Quam cum vidíssit Dóminus, misericórdia motus super eam, dixit illi: "noli flere." Et accéssit, et tetígit lóculum (hi autem qui portábant stetérunt). Et ait: "Adoléscens, tibi dico, surge." Et resédit qui erat mórtuus, et coepit loqui. Et dedit illum matri suæ. Accépit autem omnes timor: et magnificábant Deum, dicéntes: Quia Prophéta magnus surréxit in nobis: et quis Deus visitávit plebem suam.
Laus tibi Christe.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Luke.
R. Glory to Thee, O Lord

At that time, Jesus went into a city called Naim: and there went with Him His disciples, and a great multitude. And when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and much people of the city were with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her: "Weep not." And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: "Young man, I say to thee, Arise." And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great Prophet is risen up amongst us, and God has visited His people.
Praise be to Christ

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OFFERTORY:   Psalm 44: 3


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis : propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum, et in saeculum saeculi.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Grace is poured abroad in thy lips : therefore God hath blessed thee for ever and for ages of ages.
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SECRET


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Illo nos amóris igne, quæsumus, Dómine, hæc hóstia salutáris inflámmet: quo beátæ Joánnæ Francíscæ cor veheménter incéndit, et flammis adússit ætérnæ caritátis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration Secret Within the Octave of the Assumption
Oremus. Subvéniat, Dómine, plebi tuæ Dei Genitrícis oratio: quam etsi pro conditióne carnis migrásse cognóscimus, in coelésti glória apud te pro nobis intercédere sentiámus. Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

May this saving Victim, O Lord, inflame us with that fire of love with which it vehemently kindled the heart of blessed Jane Frances, burning it away with the flames of eternal charity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Commemoration Secret Within the Octave of the Assumption
Let us pray. May the prayer of the Mother of God aid Thy people, O Lord: and although we know her to have passed out of this life, fulfilling the lot of the flesh, may we experience her intercession for us with Thee in Heavenly glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.


PREFACE   Common Preface


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sursum corda.
R.Habemus ad Dominum.
Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
R. Dignum et justum est.

Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos Tibi simper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem Tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates, Coeli, Coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim socia exultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti, jubeas, supplici confessione dicentes:
SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS...

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
R.We have lifted them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is meet and just.

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: through Christ our Lord. Through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNION:    Psalm 44: 8


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Dilexisti justitiam, et odisti iniquitatem : propterea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, oleo Jaetitiae prae consortibus tuis. Alleluja.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Thou hast loved injustice and hated iniquity : therefore God thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Alleluia.


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POSTCOMMUNION


Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Spíritum nobis, Dómine, tuæ caritátis infúnde; ut, quos coeléstis panis virtúte satiásti, beáta Joánna Francísca intercedénte, fácias terréna despícere, et te solum Deum pura mente sectari. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration Postcommunion Within the Octave of the Assumption
Oremus. Sumptis, Dómine, salutáribus sacraméntis, da, quæsumus, ut, meritis et intercessióne beátæ Vírginis Maríæ in cælum assúmptæ ad resurrrectiónis glóriam perducámur. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Pour upon us, O Lord, the spirit of Thy love, that we, whom Thou hast filled with the virtue of the Heavenly bread, may, by the intercession of blessed Jane Frances, be made to despise earthly things and with pure minds seek only Thee, our God. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration Postcommunion Within the Octave of the Assumption
Let us pray. Now that we have received, O Lord, the Sacrament of salvation, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the merits and the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, who was taken up into heaven, we may be brought to the glory of the resurrection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

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Daily Proper of the Mass for the Feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal on August 21