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Friday, 16 October 2015

16th October, Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This Feast is authorized pro aliquibus locis (for some places) for16th October.

Salve, sancta Parens, eníxa puérpera Regem: qui coelum terrámque regit in saecula saeculórum. * Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea Regi.
Hail holy Mother, thou didst bring forth the King, who ruleth heaven and earth for ever and ever. * My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King.
(Sedulius, and Psalm 44:2 from the Introit of Mass)

Da, quaesumus, omnípotens aetérne Deus: ut, puríssimae Vírginis Maríae integérrimam Virginitátem festíva celebritáte venerántes, ejus intercessióne, puritátem mentis et córporis consequámur.

Grant we beseech Thee, almighty everlasting God: that, as we venerate with festal celebration the most complete Virginity of the most pure Virgin Mary, we may attain purity of mind and body.

1 comment:

  1. Prior to 1913, this feast was commemorated in most dioceses on the 3rd Sunday of October. In some places it had the rank of a local feast (e.g., Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, cf. p. 80 of second link below). This practice was often paired with the commemoration of the Maternity of BVM on the 2nd Sunday. At the time, the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary was celebrated on the 1st Sunday of October universally.
    cf. Catholic Encyclopedia 'Feast of the Maternity of the BVM'
    cf. Latin Patriarchate reference (Ordo Divini Officii 1905):;view=1up;seq=90