Missa propria S. Benedicti Josephi Labre, Confessoris
Die 16 Aprilis/April 16th
Proper Mass of St Benedict Joseph Labre, Confessor

Introitus (Jerem 12.7; Ps 85[86].1; 26[27].10)
Reliqui domum meam: dimisi hereditatem meam: inops et pauper ego sum: Dominus autem assumpsit me. (Ps 41[42].2) Quemadmodum desiderat cervus ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus. V.: Gloria Patri.

I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage. I am poor and needy; but the Lord hath taken me up. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Oratio
Deus, qui sanctum Benedictum Josephum Confessorem tuum humilitatis studio, et paupertatis amore tibi uni adhaerere fecisti: da nobis eius suffragantibus meritis: terrena cuncta despicere, et caelestia semper inquirere. Per Dominum.
O God, who madest thy holy Confessor Benedict Joseph, by his zeal for humility and his love of poverty, to cleave only unto thee: for the pleading of his merits, give us grace to spurn all things earthly, and ever to seek after heavenly; through our Lord.

Lectio Epistolae beati Pauli Apostoli ad Timotheum (I Tim. 6.6-12)
Carissime: (6) Est quaestus magnus pietas cum sufficientia. (7) Nihil enim intulimus in hunc mundum: haud dubium quod nec auferre quid possumus. (8) Habentes autem alimenta, et quibus tegamur, his contenti simus. (9) Nam qui volunt divites fieri, incidunt in tentationem, et in laqueum diaboli, et desideria multa inutilia, et nociva, quae mergunt homines in interitum, et perditionem. (10) Radix enim omnium malorum est cupiditas: quam quidam appetentes, erraverunt a fide, et inseruerunt se doloribus multis. (11) Tu autem, o homo Dei, haec fuge: sectare vero justitiam, pietatem, fidem, caritatem, patientiam, mansuetudinem. (12) Certa bonum certamen fidei, apprehende vitam aeternam.

Graduale (Ps. 39.5,18[40.4,17])
Beatus vir, cuius est nomen Domini spes eius, et non respexit in vanitates et insanias falsas. V.: Ego autem mendicus sum et pauper: Dominus sollicitus est mei. Adjutor meus, et protector meus tu es.

Blessed is the man whose hope is the name of the Lord, and who regardeth not vanities and lies. I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and deliverer.

Alleluia, alleluia. V.: (Ps. 38.13[39.12])
Exaudi orationem meam, Domine, et deprecationem meam: auribus percipe lacrimas meas: quoniam advena ego sum apud te, et peregrinus. Alleluia.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my tears; for I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner

Post Septuagesimam, omissis Alleluia et Versu sequenti, dicitur:

After Septuagesima, Alleluia and the following Verse being omitted, there is said:
Tractus (I Joann. 2.15-17)
Nolite diligere mundum, neque ea quae in mundo sunt. Si quis diligit mundum, non est caritas Patris in eo. V.: Omne, quod est in mundo, concupiscentia carnis est, et concupiscentia oculorum, et superbia vitae. V.:Et mundus transit, et concupiscentia eius: qui autem facit voluntatem Dei, manet in aeternum.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. All that is in the world is the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
Tempore autem Paschali omittitur Graduale, et eius loco dicitur:
In Eastertide the Gradual is omitted, and in its place is said:
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: (Ps. 112[113].5-6)
Quis sicut Dominus Deus noster, qui in altis habitat, et humilia respicit in caelo et in terra? Alleluia. V.: (Ibid.,7-8) Suscitans a terra inopem, et de stercore erigens pauperem: ut collocet eum cum principus, cum principibus populi sui. Alleluia.
Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high and beholdeth the lowly things that are in heaven and in the earth? He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
+ Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum (Matth. 16.24-27)
In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discipulis suis: (24) Si quis vult post me venire, abneget semetipsum, et tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me. (25) Qui enim voluerit animam suam salvam facere, perdet eam: qui autem perdiderit animam suam propter me, inveniet eam. (26) Quid enim prodest homini, si mundum universum lucretur, animae vero suae detrimentum patiatur? Aut quam dabit homo commutationem pro anima sua? (27) Filius enim hominis venturus est in gloria Patris sui cum Angelis suis: et tunc reddet unicuique secundum opera eius.

Offertorium (Hebr. 13.14-15)
Non habemus hic manentem civitatem, sed futuram inquirimus: offeramus ergo hostiam laudis semper Deo, fructum labiorum confitentium nomini eius.

Here have we no abiding city, but we seek one to come; therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Secreta
Oblata munera, clementissime Deus, propitius respice: et, sancti Benedicti Josephi Confessoris tui interveniente suffragio, in salutem nobis provenire concede. Per Dominum.
O God most merciful, be pleased to look upon the gifts that are offered, and by the pleading of thy holy Confessor Benedict Joseph grant that they may redound forus unto salvation. Through our Lord.
Communio (Matth. 5.3,8)
Beati pauperes spiritu, quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum: beati mundo corde, quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt.
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Postcommunio
Sacris, Domine, refecti muneribus: quaesumus: ut sancti Benedicti Josephi Confessoris tui virtutes imitemur, cuius poscimus meritis adjuvari. Per Dominum.
Restored by thy sacred gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we may imitate the virtues of thy holy Confessor Benedict Joseph, by whose merits we beg to be aided. Through our Lord.

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