November 28, 2007
Wednesday
vol 18, no. 332

Simple Mass of Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal, Virgin, Religious and Visionary of Rue du Bac

Missa "Dilexísti justítiam"

This feast is for some places and congregations and not universal

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        Saint Catherine Labouré was a French maiden who was the ninth of eleven children born May 2, 1806 to a farm family. From an early age she felt a call to the religious life. She never learned to read or write and was forced to take over running the house at age eight after her mother died and her older sister joined the Sisters of Charity. Later she worked as a waitress in her uncle's cafe in Paris. She received a vision in which Saint Vincent de Paul told her that God wanted her to work with the sick, and she later embraced the religious state in the Second Order of Vincentians (Sisters of Charity) at Paris. Three times In the chapel of their convent, commencing on 18 July, 1830 the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine, who then was a twenty-four year old novice. The first apparition occurred in the chapel of the community's motherhouse. St. Catherine beheld a lady seated on the right side of the sanctuary. When St. Catherine approached her, the heavenly visitor told her how to act in time of trial and pointed to the altar as the source of all consolation. Promising to entrust St. Catherine with a mission which would cause her great suffering, the lady also predicted the anticlerical revolt which occurred at Paris in 1870. On November 27, the lady showed St. Catherine the medal of the Immaculate Conception, now universally known as the "Miraculous Medal." On one side it has the image of Our Lady, and the words, "O Mary, conceived wthout sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee"; on the other side are the hearts of Jesus and Mary. She commissioned St. Catherine to have the medal made, and to spread devotion to this medal. Our Lady told Catherine that wearers of the medal would receive great graces. At that time, only her spiritual director, Father Aladel, knew of the apparitions. Forty-five years later, St. Catherine spoke fully of the apparitions to one of her superiors. St. Catherine died in 1876, and was canonized on July 27, 1947.

      

    We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945

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INTROIT:   Psalm 44: 8
Dilexísti justítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: proptérea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiæ præ consórtibus tuis. (Ps. 44:2). Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea Regi v. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Repeat Dilexísti justítiam...
Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Ps. 44: 2). My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. 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.
Repeat Thou hast loved justice...
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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Dómine Jesu Christe, qui beatíssimam Vírginem Maríam Matrem tuam ab orígine immaculátam innúmeris miráculis claréscere voluísti: concéde; ut ejúsdem patrocínium semper implorántes, gaudia consequámur aetérna. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect for the Feria
Orémus. Excita, quæsumus Dómini, tuórum fidélium voluntátes, ut dívini óperis fructum propénsius exsequéntes, pietátis tuæ remédia majóra percípiant. 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. O Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast willed that the most blessed Virgin Mary, Thy mother, sinless from the first moment of her conception, should be glorified by countless miracles: grant that we, who never cease from imploring her patronage, may attain in the end to eternal happiness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Collect for the Feria
Let us pray. Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people, that they more earnestly seeking the fruit of divine service, may receive more abundantly healing gifts from Thy tender mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth, with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

EPISTLE:   2 Corinthians 10: 17-18; 11: 1-2
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Timótheum. Caríssime: Testíficor coram Deo et Jesu Christo, qui judicatúrus est vivos et mórtuos, per advéntum ipsíus, et regnum ejus: prædica verbum, insta opportúne, importúne: árgue, óbsecra, increpa in omni patiéntia, et doctrína. Erit enim tempus, cum sanam doctrínam non sustinébunt, sed ad sua desidéria coacervábunt sibi magístros pruriéntes áuribus, et a veritáte quidem audítum avértent, ad fábulas autem converténtur. Tu vero vígila, in ómnibus labóra, opus fac evangelístæ, ministérium tuum imple. Sóbrius esto. Ego enim jam delíbor, et tempus resolutiónis meæ instat. Bonum certámen certávi cursum consumávi fidem servávi. In réliquo reposita est mihi corona justítiæ quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illa die, justus judex: non solum autem mihi, sed et iis, qui dilígunt advéntum ejus.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy. Dearly beloved, I charge thee before God and Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the living and the dead, by His coming, and His Kingdom. Preach the word: be instant in season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience, and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed; and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just Judge, will render to me in that day; and not only to me, but to them also that love His coming.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:  Psalm 44: 5
Spécie tua, et pulchritúdine tua inténde, próspere procéde, et regna. V. Propter veritátem, et mansuetúdinem, et justítiam: et dedúcet te mirabíliter déxtera tua. Allelúja, allelúja. V. Adducéntur regi vírgines post eam: próxime ejus afferéntur tibi in lætítia. Allelúja.
With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. V. Because of truth, and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Alleluia, alleluia. V. After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbors shall be brought to thee with gladness. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    Matthew 25: 1-13
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine

In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis parabolam hanc: Símile erit regnum cœlórum decem virgínibus: quæ accipiéntes lámpades suas exiérunt óbviam sponso et sponsæ. Quinque autem ex eis erant fátuæ, et quinque prudéntes: sed quinque fátuæ, accéptis lampádibus, non sumpsérunt óleum secum: prudéntes vero accepérunt óleum in vasis suis cum lampádibus. Moram autem nocte clamor factujs est: Ecce sponsus venit, exite óbviam ei. Tunc surrexérunt omnes vírgines illæ, et ornavérunt lampádes suas. Fátuæ autem sapiéntibus dixérunt: Date nobis de óleo vestro: quia lampádes nostræ exstinguúntur. Respondérunt prudéntes, dicentes: Ne forte non suffíciat nobis, et vobis, ite pótius ad vendéntes, et émite vobis. Dum autem irent émere, venit sponsus: et quæ paráte erant, intravérunt cum eo ad núptias, et clausa est jánua. Novíssime vero véniunt et réliquæ vírgines, dicéntes: Dómine, Dómine, áperi nobis. At ille respóndens ait: Amen, dico vobis, néscio vos. Vigiláte ítaque, quia nescítis diem, neque horam."
Laus tibi Christe.

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

At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to His disciples "The kingdom of Heaven shall be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegrom and the bride. And five of them were foolish, and five wise. But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps. And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was cry made, Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps; and the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. The wise answered, saying, Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. But at last came also the other virgins, saying Lord, Lord, open to us; but he answering said, Amen I say to you, I know ye not. Watch ye, therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour."
Praise be to Christ



OFFERTORY:   Ps. 44: 10
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Fíliæ regnum in honóre tuo, ádstitit regina dextris tuis in vestítu deauráto, circúmdata varietáte.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

The daughters of kings in Thy honor: the queen stood on Thy right hand, in gilded clothing, surrounded with variety.
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SECRET
Beáta Vírgine María intercedénte, cujus précibus exorátus Jesus Christus Fílius tuus fecit inítium signórum; da nobis, Dómine Deus, sacraméntum Córporis et Sánguinis ejúsdem Fílii tui pura mente confícere, ut aetérni convivii mereámur esse partícipes. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Secret for the Feria
Propítius esto, Dómine, supplicatiónibus nostris: et pópuli tui oblatiónibus precibúsque suscéptis, ómnium nostrum ad te corda convérte; ut a terrénis cupiditátibus liberáti, ad cœléstia desidéria transeámus. Per eúmdem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Moved by the pleading of the blessed Virgin Mary, in answer to whose prayers Jesus Christ Thy Son wrought the first of His miracles: vouchsafe unto us, O Lord God, to minister in cleanness of heart unto the sacrament of the body and blood of the same Thy Son, so as to deserve to sit down to the everlasting banquet of eternity. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Secret for the Feria
Be gracious, O Lord to our humble entreaties; and receiving the offerings and prayers of Thy people, turn the hearts of all of us to Thee: that freed from greed of earthly things, we may pass on to heavenly desires. 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:    Matthew 25: 4,6
Quinque prudéntes vírgines accepérunt óleum in vasis suis cum lampádibus: média autem nocte calmor factus set: Ecce sponsus evnit: exite óbviam Christo Dómino.
The five wise virgins took oil in their vessels with the lamps: and at midnight there was a cry made, Behold the bridegroom cometh: go ye forth to meet Christ our Lord.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Dómine Deus omnipotens, qui per Immaculátam Genitrícem Fílii tui ómnia nos habére voluísti: do nobis tantæ Matris auxílio, praeséntis témporis perícula devitáre; ut vitam consequámur ætérnam. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Postcommunion for the Feria
Orémus. Concéde nobis, quæsumus Dómine, ut per hæc sacraménta quæ súmpsimus, quidquid in nostra mente vitiósum est, ipsórum medicatiónis dono curétur. 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.
O Lord God almighty, Who hast willed that all things should be given to us through the Immaculate Mother of Thy Son: grant that under the protection of this mighty Mother, we may escape all the dangers of these our times, and in the end may come to life everlasting. Through same 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.

Postcommunion for the Feria
Let us pray. Grant unto us, we beseech Thee, O Lord that through these Sacraments, which we have received, whatsoever in our minds is corrupt, may be cured by the gift of their healing power. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.
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Daily Proper of the Mass for the Feast of Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal with a commemoration of the Ferial Day for November 28