Monday, 26 November 2012

S. Silvesteri Abbatis Confessoris ~ III. classis

Today is the Feast of St Sylvester, Abbot. The Collect of today's Mass, adapted from divinumofficium follows.

Clementíssime Deus, qui sanctum Silvéstrum Abbátem, saeculi huius vanitátem in apérto túmulo pie meditántem, ad erémum vocáre et præcláris vitæ méritis decoráre dignátus es: te súpplices exorámus; ut, eius exémplo terréna despiciéntes, tui consórtio perfruámur ætérno.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Most merciful God, Who when the holy Abbot Sylvester was devoutly meditating upon the vanity of this world beside an open grave, graciously willed to call him into the desert and enrich him with unusual merits, we humbly pray that, following his example, despising the things of earth, we may thoroughly enjoy Your everlasting presence.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

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