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Monday, 3 October 2016

The Proper Preparation For Holy Mass And Holy Communion. It's Not The Same As Going Down To Your Local Supermarket. (Part Two).

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Before Celebrating Holy Mass, the Priest, if he has time, says the following Prayers, which The Faithful may say, also, as an excellent preparation for Holy Mass or for Holy Communion, when, for some reason, this cannot be received at Mass.

Pope Leo XIII granted an Indulgence of one year to those who say these Prayers, up to the Prayers of Saint Ambrose and Saint Thomas Aquinas, inclusive.


Psalm lxxxiv
(God has taken back His people into His favour and continues to show them the treasures of His mercy.)

Benedixisti, Domine, terram tuam: avertisti captivitátem Jacob.

Lord, Thou hast been favourable unto Thy land: Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Remisisti iniquitátem plebis tuæ: operuisti omnia peccáta eorum.

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people: Thou hast covered all their sins.

Mitigásti omnem iram tuam; avertisti ab ira indignationis tuæ.

Thou hast taken away all Thy wrath: Thou hast turned Thyself from the fierceness of Thine anger.

Convérte nos, Deus, salutáris noster: et avérte iram tuam a nobis.

Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause Thine anger towards us to cease.


Numquid in aetérnum irascéris nobis ? aut exténdes iram tuam a generatione in generationem ?

Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever ? Wilt Thou draw out Thine anger to all generations ?

Deus, tu convérsus vivificábis nos: et plebs tua laetábitur in te.

O God, Thou shalt again quicken us: and Thy people shall rejoice in Thee.

Osténde nobis, Domine, misericordiam tuam: et salutáre tuum da nobis.

Show us Thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us Thy salvation.

Audiam quid loquátur in me Dominus Deus: quoniam loquétur pacem in plebem suam.

I will hear what The Lord God will speak within me: for He will speak peace unto His people.

Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.
October 2013.
Mass in The Vatican Basilica.
Celebrant Cardinal Hoyos.
Illustration: RORATE CAELI

Et super sanctos suos: et in eos, qui convertuntur ad cor.

And to His Saints, and unto them that are changed in heart.

Verumtamen prope timéntes eum salutáre ipsius: ut inhábitet gloria in terra nostra.

Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him, that Glory may dwell in our land.

Misericordia, et véritas obviavérunt sibi: justitia, et pax osculátae sunt.

Mercy and truth have met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Véritas de terra orta est: et justitia de caelo prospéxit.

Illustration: RORATE CAELI

Truth hath sprung out of the Earth: and righteousness hath looked down from Heaven.

Etenim Dominus dabit benignitátem: et terra nostra dabit fructum suum.

Yea, The Lord shall give that which is good: and our land shall yield her increase.

Justitia ante eum ambulábit: et ponet in via gressu suos.

Righteousness shall go before Him: and shall set His footsteps in the way.

Gloria Patri . . .

Glory be  to The Father . . .

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