Thursday, 7 August 2008
ST. CAJETAN, Confessor (III)
“St. Cajetan founded the Order of Theatines, who endeavoured to imitate the Apostles in absolute poverty, trusting alone in the divine Providence. The “Hunter of souls” as he was called, died A.D. 1547, after a life of extraordinary austerity and mystical experiences.”
Collect: O God, who didst grant to blessed Cajetan, Thy Confessor, grace to lead the life of an Apostle: grant by his intercession and example that we may always trust in Thee and desire only heavenly goods. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Lesson: From the Book of Ecclesiasticus 31:8-11.
[The just man that hath not gone after earthly things is praised on earth and shall have glory everlasting.]
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, 6:23-33.
[“You cannot serve God and mammon.” “Therefore be not solicitous for your life … nor for your body … for your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God and His justice.”]
ST. DONATUS, Bishop, Martyr (Comm.)
“St. Donatus, Bishop of Arezzo, in Tuscany, was beheaded under the Emperor Julian the Apostate A.D. 361.”
Collect: O God, the glory of Thy priests, grant, we beseech Thee: that we may experience the aid of Thy holy Martyr and Bishop Donatus, whose feast we are keeping. 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 Bl. James the Apostle, 1:2-12.
[The benefit of tribulations. Prayer with faith.]
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Mark, 13:33-37.
[Take ye heed, watch and pray.]
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)