July 24

Commemoration of the holy Virgin
Saint Christina

    There is a Commemoration today of St. Christina, a Tuscan virgin, who when ten years old had taken and destroyed the silver idols in her father's house, was in consequence tied to a post and pierced with arrows. Her tomb was discovered in 1880; an examination of her relics showed that she was scarcely more than fourteen years of age at the time of her death. On this day the Greeks celebrate another St. Christina, martyr of Tyre. The Greeks salute her as a "stainless bride wounded by arrows."

    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


COLLECT
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      Omnipotens sempiterna Deus, qui infirma mundi eligis, ut fortia quaeque confundas: concede propitious: ut qui beatae Christinae Virginis et Martyris tuae solemnia colimus ejus apud te patrocinio sentiamus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
      Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
      R. Amen.
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      O Almighty God and everlasting God, Who choosest the weak things of the world to confound the strong: mercifully grant that we who keep the solemn feast of blessed Christina, Thy Virgin and Martyr, may experience the benefit of her pleading with Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
      For ever and ever.
      R. Amen.

      SECRET
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      Hostias, Domine, quas tibi offerimus, propitious suscipe: et intercedente beata Christinae Virgine et Martyre tua, vincula peccatorum nostrorum absole. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
      Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
      R. Amen.
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      Let us pray. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the sacrifice which we offer to Thee; and by the intercession of blessed Christina, Thy virgin and martyr, loose the bonds of our sins. We offer to Thee, O Lord, the gifts of our devotion, that they may be pleasing to Thee in honour of Thy saints, and be made salutary to us through Thy Mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
      For ever and ever.
      R. Amen.

      POSTCOMMUNION
      Dominus vobiscum.
      R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
      Oremus.
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      Oremus. Refecti cibo potuque Caelesti, Deus noster, Te supplices exoramus: ut in cujus haec commemoratione percepimus, ejus muniamur et precibus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
      Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
      R. Amen.
      The Lord be with you.
      R. And with thy spirit.
      Let us pray.
      Commemoration of St. Christina
      Let us pray. Refreshed with heavenly food and drink, we humbly beseech Thee, our God, that we may be defended by her prayers, I whose memory we have partaken in these Mysteries. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
      For ever and ever.
      R. Amen.
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