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Saturday 16 May 2015

16th May, St Simon Stock, Confessor

St Simon Stock, Confessor

A native of Kent, he became a Carmelite Friar, and later, General of the Order. He was favoured by a vision of Our Lady, who commanded him to introducet he devotion of the Brown Scapular. He lived to the age of 100, and died at Bordeaux in 1275.

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium; lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgement: the law of his God is in his heart. * Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:30-31,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Plebs tibi, Domine, Virginique Matri dicata, beati Simonis solemnitate laetetur: et sicut per eum tantae protectionis signum obtinuit, ita praedestinationis aeternae munera consequatur.
May the people that is devoted unto Thee, O Lord, and unto the Virgin-Mother, rejoice on this festival of blessed Simon: and having through him obtaained a token of such special protection, may they attain unto the gift of eternal predestination.

From the Catholic Encyclopaedia:

The reliquary of St Simon Stock at Aylesford, Kent.

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