Feast days of the week 16-22 November, A.D. 2008 (1962 liturgical calendar).
Thursday, 20 November 2008
ST. FELIX OF VALOIS, Confessor (III)
“St. Felix, of the royal family of France, with St. John of Matha founded the Order of the Trinitarians for the ransom of captives. He died A.D. 1212.”
Collect: O God, who by the voice of an angel didst recall Thy blessed Confessor Felix from the desert to undertake the ransoming of captives: grant, we beseech Thee, that by Thy grace we may be freed from the bondage of sin through his intercession, and may be guided safely to our heavenly country. 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 Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 4:9-14.
[Like the Apostles the Confessors were renowned for their holiness and their sufferings.]
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 12:32-34.
[Be not solicitous for earthly things, but make yourselves a treasure in heaven.]
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)