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capiamus gaudia vitæ. Per gin Mary, we may obtain

eumdem Christum, &c.

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the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ, &c. Ry. Amen.

y. May the divine assistance remain always with us. Ry. Amen.


From First Vespers of Trinity Sunday to Advent.

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiæ ;

Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exules filii Hevæ;

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrymarum valle.

Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte;

Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

Nobis post hoc exilium ostende,

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

1. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus. Omnipotens,sempiterne Deus, qui gloriosæ Virginis Matris Mariæ corpus et animam, ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy;

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope, all hail.

To thee we cry, poor banished sons of Eve;

To thee we sigh, weeping and mourning in this vale of tears.

Therefore, O our Advocate, Turn thou on us those merciful eyes of thine;


And after this our exile, shew

Jesus, the blessed fruit of thy womb,

O merciful, O kind, O sweet Virgin Mary.

y. Fray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Almighty, everlasting God, who, by the co-operation of the Holy Ghost, didst prepare the body and soul of Mary, glorious

effici mereretur, Spiritu Sancto co-operante, præparasti; da ut cujus commemoratione lætamur, ejus pia intercessione ab instantibus malis et a morte perpetua liberemur. Per eumdem Christum, &c.

R. Amen.

. Divinum auxilium ma neat semper nobiscum. ly. Amen.

Virgin and Mother, to become the worthy habitation of thy Son; grant that we may be delivered from instant evils and from everlasting death by her gracious intercession, in whose commemoration we rejoice.

Through the same Christ, &c. Ry. Amen.

y. May the divine assistance remain always with us. W. Amen.

*The Penitential Psalms.1

Ant. Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents; neither take thou vengeance of our sins.

1. Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore.

1. David, in deep affliction, prays for a mitigation of the Divine anger; 4. in consideration of God's mercy; 5. his glory; 6. his own repentance. 8. By faith he triumphs over his enemies. 1 O Lord, rebuke me not I wash my bed and water in thine indignation: nor my couch with my tears. chastise me in thy wrath.

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7 Mine eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old among all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye that work iniquity: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.

Glory, &c.

It is a pious custom to recite the seven penitential Psalms, respectively, by way of prayer against the seven deadly sins.

2. Psalm xxxi. Beati quorum.

1. The blessedness of those whose sins are forgiven.

3. The

misery of impenitence. 6. Confession of sin brings ease, 8. safety, 14. joy.

1 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin and in whose spirit there is no guile.


3 Because I was silent, my bones grew old: while I cried aloud all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I turned in my anguish, while the thorn was fastened in me.

5 I have acknowledged my sin unto thee: and my injustice have I not concealed.

6 I said, I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord: and thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that is holy pray unto thee: in a seasonable time.

8 But in the flood of

3. Psalm xxxvii.

many waters: they shall not come nigh unto him.

9 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath surrounded me my joy, deliver me from them that compass me about.

10 I will give thee understanding, and will instruct thee in the way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.

11 Be ye not like unto horse and mule, which have no understanding.

12 With bit and bridle bind fast the jaws of those who come not nigh unto thee.

13 Many are the scourges of the sinner: but mercy shall compass him about that hopeth in the Lord.

14 Be glad, O ye just, and rejoice in the Lord: and glory all ye that are right of heart. Glory, &c.

Domine, ne in furore.

1. David's extreme anguish. 15. He hopes in God. 18. His resignation and grief. 22. Prayer.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation:

nor chastise me in thy wrath.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in me: and thou hast laid thy hand heavily upon


3 There is no health in my flesh because of thy wrath: there is no rest to my bones because of my sins.

4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: and, like a heavy burden, press sorely upon me.

5 My wounds have putrified and are corrupt: because of my foolishness.

6 I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I go sorrowfully all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with illusions: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I have roared for the groaning of my heart.

9 Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groaning is not hidden from thee.

10 My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me: the very light of mine eyes is gone from me.

11 My friends and my neighbours drew near, and stood up against me.

12 They that were once nigh me stood afar off: and they that sought after my soul did violence against me.

13 And they that sought to do me evil talked vanities and imagined deceits all the day long.


14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as one that is dumb, who openeth not his mouth.

15 I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.

16 For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.

17 For I said, Let not mine enemies at any time triumph over me: and when my feet slip, they have spoken great things against me.

18 For I am prepared for scourges: and my sorrow is always before me.

19 For I will confess mine iniquity: and will think upon my sin.

20 But mine enemies live, and are strengthened against me and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

21 They that render evil

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