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MONDAY.

Introit. Ps, ly. Miserere. HAVE mercy on me, O Lord, for man hath

trodden me under foot: all the day long ho hath afflicted me, fighting against me. Ps. My enemies have trodden on me all the day long, for they are many that make war against me. Have mercy, &c.

COLL. Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, our fasts, and mercifully grant us the pardon of all our sins. Through.

LESSON., Jonas iii. 1. 10. In those days: The word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, saying: Arise and go to Ninive, the great city: and preach in it the preaching that I bid thee. And Jonas arose, and went to Ninive, according to the word of the Lord: now Ninive was a great city of three days' journey: And Jonas began to enter into the city one day's journey: and he cried and said: Yet forty days and Ninive shall be destroyed. And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least. And the word came to the king of Ninive; and he rose up out of his throne, and cast away his robe from him, and was clothed with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive, from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen nor sheep, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water. And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish? And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and the Lord our God had mercy on the people.

GRAD. Ps. liii. O God, hear my prayer: give ear to the words of my mouth. V. Save me, o God, by thy name, and rescue me by thy might. TRACT. Deal not, fc., page 162.

GOSPEL. John vii. 32. 39. At that time: The rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend Jesus. Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while I am with you: and then I go to him that sent me. You shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, thither you cannot come. The Jews therefore said among themselves: Whi. ther will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am you cannot come! And on the last and great day of the festivity Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive who believed in him.

OFFERT. Ps. vi. Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.

SECRET. Grant us, O Lord our God, that the sacrifice of our salvation may both cleanse us from our sins, and appease thy majesty. Through.

COMM. Ps. xxiii. The Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory.

P. COMM. May the participation, O Lord, we beseech thee, of this saving sacrifice, both cleanse us and heal us. Through.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, to thy people, health both of body and mind, that being constant in the practice of good works, they may always be safe under thy protection. Through.

TUESDAY. Introit. Ps. xxvi. Expecta Dominum. EXPECT the Lord, do manfully, and let thy

heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord. Ps. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? Expect, &c.

COLL. May our fast, O Lord, we beseech thee, be acceptable to thee, and, having purified us from sin, make us worthy of thy grace, and procure us everlasting remedies. Through.

LESSON. Dan. xiv. 27. 42. In those days: The Babylonians gathered together against the king, and said to him: Deliver us Daniel, who hath destroyed Bel, and killed the Dragon, or else we will destroy thee and thy house. And the king saw that they pressed upon him violently; and being constrained by necessity, he delivered Daniel to them. And they cast him into the den of lions, and he was there six days. And in the den there were seven lions, and they had given to them two carcases every day, and two sheep: but then they were not given unto them, that they might devour Daniel. Now there was in Judea a prophet called Habacuc, and he had boiled pottage, and had broken bread in a bowl; and was going into the field to carry it to the

reapers. And the angel of the Lord said to Habacuc: Carry the dinner which thou hast into Babylon, to Daniel who is in the liops' den. And Habacuc said: Lord, I never saw Babylon, nor do I know the den. And the angel of the Lord took him by the top of his head, and carried him by the hair of his head, and set him in Babylon, over the den, in the force of his spirit. And Habacuc cried, saying: 0 Daniel, thou servant of God, take the dinner that God hath sent thee. And Daniel said: Thou hast remembered me, O God, and thou hast not forsaken them that love thee. And Daniel arose and eat. And the angel of the Lord presently set Habacuc again in his own place. And upon the seventh day the king came to bewail Daniel; and he came to the den, and looked in, and behold Daniel was sitting in the midst of the lions. And the king cried out with a loud voice, saying: Great art thou, O Lord, the God of Daniel. And he drew him out of the lions' den. But those that had been the cause of his destruction, he cast into the den, and they were devoured in a moment before him. Then the king said: Let all the inhabitants of the whole earth fear the God of Daniel: for he is the Saviour, working signs and wonders in the earth; who hath delivered Daniel out of the lions' den.

GRAD. Ps. xlii. Distinguish my cause, Lord, and deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man. V. Send forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill.

GOSPEL. John vii. 1. 13. At that time: Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. And his brethren said to him: Depart from hence, and go into Judea; that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou dost. For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly; if thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth: because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go you up to this festival day, but I go not up to this festival day: because my time is not accom.

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plished. When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee. But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he? And there was much mur. muring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth the people. Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.

OFFERT. Ps. ix. Let all, who know thy name, O Lord, trust in thee; for thou forsakest not them that seek thee. Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion, for he hath not forgotten the prayer of the poor.

SECRET. The sacrifices we beg to be offered to thee, O Lord, are such tokens of temporal comfort, that we cannot despair of thy eternal promises. Through.

COMM. Ps. xxiv. Deliver me, O God of Israel, from all my distress.

P. COMM. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that as we daily celebrate these divine mysteries, we may be made worthy of the rewards of heaven. Through.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Grant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, perseverance in thy service; that in our days thy faithful may increase both in number and goodness. Through.

WEDNESDAY.

Introit. Ps. xvii. Liberator. O MY deliverer from the angry Gentiles, thou

wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me: from the unjust man thou wilt deliver ine, O Lord. Ps. I will love thee, O Lord

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