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Monday, 6 February 2017

6th February, St Dorothy, Virgin and Martyr

St Dorothy, Virgin and Martyr

St. Dorothy, a virgin of Caesarea in Cappadocia, was condemned to be beheaded: she received the double palm of virginity and martyrdom towards the end of the third century.

Me exspectaverunt peccatores, ut perderent me: testimonia mea, Domine, intellexi: omnis consummationis vidi finem: latum mandatum tuum nimis. * Beati immaculati in via, qui ambulant in lege Domini.
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood Thy testimonies, O Lord: I have seen an end of all perfection: Thy commandment is exceeding broad. * Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of the Lord.
(Psalm 118:95-96,1 from the Introit of Mass.

Deus, qui inter cétera poténtiae tuae mirácula etiam in sexu frágili victóriam martýrii contulísti: concéde propítius; ut, qui beátae Dorotheae Martyris tuae natalítia cólimus, per ejus ad te exémpla gradiámur.
O God, who among the wonders of Thy power hast granted even to the weaker sex the triumph of martyrdom: mercifully grant that we who celebrate the heavenly birthday of blessed Dorothy Thy virgin and martyr, may, through her example, advance nearer to Thee.

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