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which I gave to your fathers from the beginning and for evermore, saith the Lord Almighty.
GRAD. Ps. cxliv.-The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord, and thou givest them meat in due season. V. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with thy blessing every living creature.
GOSPEL. Luke iy. 38. 44.--At that time : Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's house. “And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever, and they besought him for her. And standing over her, he commanded the fever, and it left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them. And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them to him. But he laying his hands on every one of them, healed them. And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak, for they knew that he was Christ. And when it was day, going out he went into a desart place; and the multitude sought him, and came to him; and they stayed him that he should not depart from them. To whom he said: To other cities I must preach the kingdom of God: for therefore am I sent. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvii.-If I shall walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt quicken me, O Lord; and thou hast stretched forth thy hand against the wrath of my enemies; and thy right hand hath saved me. .
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, on occasion of the precious death of thy holy servants, this sacrifice, from which their martyrdom, and that of all others, took its beginning. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. cxvii.-Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently. O that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications
P. COMM. Sit nobis.May this thy sactament, O Lord, procure for us that salvation which we beg for by the merits of thy blessed martyrs Cosmas and Damian. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Subjectum.--May thy heavenly mercy, O Lord, always increase thy people, and make them ever obedient to thy commandments. Thro'.
FRIDAY. INTROIT.-Ps. IxxxÝ.-Shew me, O Lord, a token for good: that they who hate me may see it. and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and comforted me. Ps. Bow down thine eår, o Lord, and hear me, for I am needy and poor.
COLLECT. Jejunia...Let thy kind favour, O Lord, accompany our fast, that as we abstain from corporal food, so we may likewise refrain from all vice. Thro'.
LESSON. Numb. xi. 2. 13.- In those days : The children of Israel came together against Moses and Aaron; and making a sedition they said : Give us water to drink. And Moses and Aaron leaving the multitude, went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and fell flat upon the ground, and cried to the Lord and said: 'O Lord God, hear the cry of this people, and open to them thy, treasure a fountain of living water, that being satisfied, they may cease to murmur. And the glory of the Lord appeared over them. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying: Take the rod and assemble the people together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the rock before them, and it shall yield waters. And when thou hast brought forth water out of the rock, all the multitude and their eattle shall drink. Moses therefore took the rod, which was before the Lord, as he had commanded him, and having gathered together the multitude before the rock, he said to them: Hear, ye rebellious and incredulous: can we bring you forth water out of this rock? And when Moses had lifted up his hand, and struck the rock twice with the rod, there came forth water in great abundance, so that the people and their cattle drank. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Because you have not believed me, to sanctify me before the children of Israel, you shall not bring these people into the land which I will give them. This is the water of contradiction, where the children of Israel strove with words against the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
GRAD. Ps. xxvii.-My heart trusted in the Lord, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I will with pleasure return him thanks. v. To thee, O Lord, haye I cried out: answer me, O my God, and depart not from me.
• TRACT. Ps. cii.-Deal not, p. 117. GOSPEL. John iv. 5. 41.--At that time ; Jesus came to a city of Samaria which is called Sichar; near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.) Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew, ask of me to drink, who am a Sa. maritan woman? For the Jews do not communis cate with the Samaritans. Jesus answered, and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God, and who he is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and, his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again: but he that shall drink of the water that I shall give him, shall not thirst for ever. But the water that I shall give him, shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into life everlasting. The woman saith to him: Sir, Give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered, and said: I have no husband. Jesus saith to her: Thou hast said well, I have no husband: for thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly. The woman saith to him: Sir: I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers adored on this mountain, and you say, that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore. Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father. You adore that which you know not; we adore that which we know: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also secketh such to adore him. God is a spirit, and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith to him: I know that the Messias cometh (who is called Christ) therefore when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee. And immediately his disciples came: and they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yer w man said: What seekest thou, or why talkest
thou with her. The woman therefore left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the inen there: Come, and see a man who hath told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ? They went therefore out of the city, and came unto him. In the mean time the disciples prayed him, saying: Rahbi, eat. But he said to them: I have meat to eat which you know not of. The discia ples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought him to eat? Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work. Do not you say, there are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries, for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth, receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both be that soweth, and be that reapeth may rejoice together. For in this is that saying true: that it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth. I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour: others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours. Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: he told me all things whatsoever I have done. So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired him that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days. And many more believed in him because of his own word. And they said to the woman : We now believe, not for thy saying: for we ourselves have seen him, and know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.
OFFERT. Ps. V.-Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God: for to thee will I pray 0 Lord.
SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully regard the offerings we consecrate to thee, so that they may become acceptable to thee, and always advance our salvation. Thro'.