V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Deus, qui in Ecclesia tua nova semper instauras exempla virtutum: da populo tuo beati Andreae Confessoris tui atque Pontificis ita sequi vestigia; ut assequatur et praemia.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, Who establish ever new examples of virtue in Your Church, grant that Your people may follow the footsteps of blessed Andrew, Your Confessor and Bishop, so that they may also obtain his reward.
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.
From the Office of Matins:
Andréam, Floréntiæ ex nóbili Corsinórum família natum, paréntes précibus a Deo impetrarunt et Deíparæ spopondérunt. Adoléscens pie educatus, sensim ad vítia proclivis, sæpe a matre increpátus fuit. Ubi autem cognóvit se paréntum voto beátæ Virgini dicátum fuisse, Dei amóre succénsus, Carmelitárum institutum amplexus est, cuius regímini in Etruria præfectus fuit. Intérea Fesulana ecclésia, suo viduáta pastore, eum sibi episcopum elégit: quod munus, ne divínæ contradíceret voluntati, tandem suscépit, et summo cum animárum zelo et pastorali solicitúdine adimplévit. Ab Urbano quinto ad sedandas Bononiæ turbas legátus missus, mortália civium odia, summa prudéntia restinxit. Assiduis labóribus ac pœnis confectus, quiévit in pace, anno millésimo tercentésimo septuagésimo tertio, ætátis suæ septuagésimo primo. Quem Urbanus octavus Sanctórum número adscripsit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.
Andrew of the noble family of the Corsini of Florence, was born in answer to his parents' prayer to God and dedicated to the Mother of God, He. was brought up devoutly in his youth, yet was inclined to evil ways and often rebuked by his mother. But when he realized that he had been dedicated to.the.Virgin by his parents' vow, he became fired with the love of God and joined the Carmelite Order, becoming its superior in Etruria. In the meantime the Church of Fiesole had been widowed of its shepherd and elected Andrew as its bishop. He finally agreed to undertake this office, lest he should go against the will of God, and carried it out with the greatest zeal for souls and with pastoral solicitude. Urban V sent him as his legate to Bologna to restore order among the seditious populace, and with the greatest prudence he managed to extinguish the mortal feuds among its citizens. Worn out with his unceasing toils and sufferings he slept in peace in the Year 1377, at the age of seventy-one, and Urban VIII enrolled him among the Saints.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.