Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Ss. Septem Fundatorum Ordinis Servorum B. M. V. ~ III. classis





From divinumofficium:

Oratio
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Dómine Iesu Christe, qui, ad recoléndam memóriam dolórum sanctíssimæ Genetrícis tuæ, per septem beátos Patres nova Servorum eius família Ecclésiam tuam foecundásti: concéde propítius; ita nos eórum consociári flétibus, ut perfruámur et gáudiis:
Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, to keep alive the memory of Your most holy Mother’s sorrows, through the seven holy fathers enriched your Church with a new family of her Servants, graciously grant that we may be so united with them in their sorrows, as also to share their joys.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen


From the Office of Matins:

Lectio 3
Sæculo tértio décimo, septem e Florentína nobilitáte viri, nimírum Bonfílius Monáldius, Bonaiúncta Manéttus, Manéttus Antellénsis, Amidéus de Amidéis, Ugúccio Ugucciónum, Sostenéus de Sostenéis et Aléxius Falconérius, in rurálem quamdam ædículam secessére, Christi passiónem ac mæstíssimæ eiúsdem Matris dolóres assídue recoléntes, illis beáta Virgo, sacra Parascéves die appárens lúgubrem vestem, quam indúerent, osténdit, sibíque acceptíssimum fore significávit, ut novum regulárem órdinem excitárent, qui iugem recóleret ac promovéret memóriam dolórum, quos ipsa pértulit sub Cruce Dómini. Tunc sancti illi viri, beáto Petro, órdinis Prædicatórum Mártyre, adiutóre, órdinem Servórum beátæ Vírginis instituérunt, et cum sóciis civitátes et óppida excúrrere cœpérunt, ubíque Christum crucifíxum verbo et exémplo prædicántes. Quos vero unus veræ fraternitátis amor in vita sociáverat, unum páriter demórtuos contéxit sepúlcrum, únaque pópuli venerátio prosecúta est. Quare Clemens undécimus et Benedíctus décimus tértius delátum iísdem indivíduum cultum confírmavérunt; Leo autem décimus tértius eos albo Sanctórum accénsuit.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.


Reading 3
In the thirteenth century there were seven Florentine noblemen namely Buonfiglio Monaldo, Buonaiuncta Manetti, Manetto del Antella, Amadeus de Amadei, Hugo Lippi, Gerard Sostegni, and Alexis Falconieri, who withdrew to a little hut in the country to meditate on the Passion of Christ and the sorrows of His grieving Mother. The Blessed Virgin appeared to them on Good Friday holding out a dark habit which they were to wear; and she made it known that it would be most pleasing to her if they should found a new order of religious who would reverence and foster the memory of the sorrows which she had suffered as she stood beneath the Lord's Cross. Then these holy men, with the help of St. Peter the Martyr of the Order of Preachers, founded the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin and, with their companions, began to go about through cities and towns, everywhere preaching Christ crucified, by word and by example. And, as one love had united them in a true brotherhood during life, one grave received them when they died, and they were venerated as one by popular devotion. Clement XI and Benedict XIII, therefore, confirmed this common veneration which had been paid to them, and Leo XIII enrolled them among the Saints.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.


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