Monday, 4 February 2008
ST. ANDREW CORSINI, Bishop, Confessor (III)
“St. Andrew, in his youth, led a dissolute life. Through the unceasing prayers and supplications of his mother, he was converted, and became a famous Carmelite friar and was raised later to the dignity of Bishop of Fiesole. He died A.D. 1373.”
Collect: O God, who dost ever show forth in Thy Church new examples of virtue: grant that Thy people may so follow in the footsteps of blessed Andrew, Thy Confessor and Bishop, that they may obtain a like reward. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Epistle: From the First Letter of Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 4:9-14.
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 12: 32-34.
Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter, www.baroniuspress.com)