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Sunday, 31 May 2015

31st May, St Petronilla, Virgin

St Petronilla, Virgin

Aurelia Petronilla was the spiritual daughter of the Prince of the Apostles in the first century. God delivered her, by sudden death, from the snares laid to imperil her virginity. Her body rests in the Basilica dedicated to St. Peter who had taught her the faith.

Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis: adducentur regi virgines post eam: proximae ejus adducentur tibi in laetitia et exsultatione. * Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego opera mea regi.
All the rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance: after her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbours shall be brought to thee in gladness and rejoicing.  * My heart hath spoken a good word: I speak my works to the King.
(Psalm 44:13-16,2 from the Introit of Mass)

Hear us, O God our Saviour; that as we rejoice in the festivity of blessed Petronilla Thy virgin, so we may learn therefrom loving devotion towards Thee.

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