Saturday, 15 October 2016
15th October, St Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
(Psalm 44:8 and 44:2, from the Introit of Mass).
Exaudi nos, Deus, salutaris noster: ut, sicut de beatae Teresiae Virginis tuae festivitate gaudemus; ita coelestis ejus doctrínae pabulo nutriamur, et piae devotionis erudiamur affectu.
Graciously hear us, O God our Saviour; that as we rejoice in the festival of Thy holy Virgin Teresa, so we may be fed with the food of her heavenly teaching and grow in loving devotion towards Thee.
Veni, Sponsa Christi, * accipe coronam, quam tibi Dominus praeparavit in aeternum.
Come, thou bride of Christ, * receive the crown which the Lord hath prepared for thee for ever.
(Magnificat antiphon from 1st Vespers)