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Thursday 8 December 2016    (other days)
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Solemnity

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen. Allelúia.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.

Hymnus
In plausu grati cárminis
adsit nova lætítia,
dum Dei matris Vírginis
sumit vita princípia.
María, mundi glória,
lucis ætérnæ fília,
te præservávit Fílius
ab omni labe pénitus.
Originális mácula
cuncta respérsit sǽcula;
sola post Natum vítiis
numquam contácta díceris.
Caput serpéntis cállidi
tuo pede contéritur;
fastus gigántis pérfidi
David funda devíncitur.
Colúmba mitis, húmilis,
fers, carens felle críminis,
signum Dei cleméntiæ,
ramum viréntis grátiæ.
Patri sit et Paráclito
tuóque Nato glória,
qui sanctitátis únicæ
te munerárunt grátia. Amen.
Hymn
Mary Immaculate, star of the morning,
  Chosen before the creation began,
Chosen to bring in the light of thy dawning,
  Woe to the serpent and rescue to man.
Here, in this world of both shadow and sadness
  Veiling thy splendour, thy course hast thou run:
Now thou art throned in all glory and gladness,
  Crowned by the hand of thy Saviour and Son.
Sinners, we worship thy sinless perfection;
  Fallen and weak, for thy pity we plead:
Grant us the shield of thy sov’reign protection,
  Measure thine aid by the depth of our need.
Bend from thy throne at the voice of our crying,
  Bend to this earth which thy footsteps have trod:
Stretch out thine arms to us, living and dying,
  Mary Immaculate, Mother of God.

Ps 62:2-9
Anima Dominum sitiens

Ad Deum vigilat, qui opera noctis reicit.

O quam casta Mater, quæ nullam novit máculam, Deum portáre méruit!
2Deus, Deus meus es tu,*
  ad te de luce vígilo.
Sitívit in te ánima mea,*
  te desiderávit caro mea.
In terra desérta et árida et inaquósa,†
  3sic in sancto appárui tibi,*
  ut vidérem virtútem tuam et glóriam tuam.
4Quóniam mélior est misericórdia tua super vitas,*
  lábia mea laudábunt te.
5Sic benedícam te in vita mea*
  et in nómine tuo levábo manus meas.
6Sicut ádipe et pinguédine repleátur ánima mea,*
  et lábiis exsultatiónis laudábit os meum.
7Cum memor ero tui super stratum meum,*
  in matutínis meditábor de te,
8quia fuísti adiútor meus,*
  et in velaménto alárum tuárum exsultábo.
9Adhǽsit ánima mea post te,*
  me suscépit déxtera tua.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
O quam casta Mater, quæ nullam novit máculam, Deum portáre méruit!
Psalm 62 (63)
Thirsting for God
Behold, the chaste Mother who knew no stain. She was chosen to be the Mother of God.
O God, you are my God, I watch for you from the dawn.
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.
I came to your sanctuary,
  as one in a parched and waterless land,
  so that I could see your might and your glory.
My lips will praise you, for your mercy is better than life itself.
Thus I will bless you throughout my life,
  and raise my hands in prayer to your name;
my soul will be filled as if by rich food,
  and my mouth will sing your praises and rejoice.
I will remember you as I lie in bed,
  I will think of you in the morning,
for you have been my helper,
  and I will take joy in the protection of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand raises me up.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
Behold, the chaste Mother who knew no stain. She was chosen to be the Mother of God.

CanticumDan 3:57-88,56
Omnis creatura laudet Dominum

Laudem dicite Deo nostro, omnes servi eius” (Ap 19, 5).

Benedícta es tu, Virgo María, a Dómino Deo excélso, præ ómnibus muliéribus super terram.
57Benedícite, ómnia ópera Dómini, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
58Benedícite, cæli, Dómino,*
  59benedícite, ángeli Dómini, Dómino.
60Benedícite, aquæ omnes, quæ super cælos sunt, Dómino,*
  61benedícat omnis virtus Dómino.
62Benedícite, sol et luna, Dómino,*
  63benedícite, stellæ cæli, Dómino.
64Benedícite, omnis imber et ros, Dómino,*
  65benedícite, omnes venti, Dómino.
66Benedícite, ignis et æstus, Dómino,*
  67benedícite, frigus et æstus, Dómino.
68Benedícite, rores et pruína, Dómino,*
  69benedícite, gelu et frigus, Dómino.
70Benedícite, glácies et nives, Dómino,*
  71benedícite, noctes et dies, Dómino.
72Benedícite, lux et ténebræ, Dómino,*
  73benedícite, fúlgura et nubes, Dómino.
74Benedícat terra Dóminum,*
  laudet et superexáltet eum in sǽcula.
75Benedícite, montes et colles, Dómino,*
  76benedícite, univérsa germinántia in terra, Dómino.
77Benedícite, mária et flúmina, Dómino,*
  78benedícite, fontes, Dómino.
79Benedícite, cete et ómnia quæ movéntur in aquis, Dómino,*
  80benedícite, omnes vólucres cæli, Dómino.
81Benedícite, omnes béstiæ et pécora, Dómino,*
  82benedícite, fílii hóminum, Dómino.
83Bénedic, Israel, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
84Benedícite, sacerdótes Dómini, Dómino,*
  85benedícite, servi Dómini, Dómino.
86Benedícite, spíritus et ánimæ iustórum, Dómino,*
  87benedícite, sancti et húmiles corde, Dómino.
88Benedícite, Ananía, Azaría, Mísael, Dómino,*
  laudáte et superexaltáte eum in sǽcula.
Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu;*
  laudémus et superexaltémus eum in sǽcula.
56Benedíctus es in firmaménto cæli*
  et laudábilis et gloriósus in sǽcula.
Benedícta es tu, Virgo María, a Dómino Deo excélso, præ ómnibus muliéribus super terram.
CanticleDaniel 3
All creatures, bless the Lord
Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, above all women on the earth. The Lord God himself has chosen you.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, you heavens;
  all his angels, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens;
  all his powers, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, sun and moon;
  all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, rain and dew;
  all you winds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, fire and heat;
  cold and warmth, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, dew and frost;
  ice and cold, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, ice and snow;
  day and night, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, light and darkness;
  lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, all the earth,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills;
  all growing things, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, seas and rivers;
  springs and fountains, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, whales and fish;
  birds of the air, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame;
  sons of men, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, O Israel,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Bless the Lord, his priests;
  all his servants, bless the Lord.
Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the just;
  all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.
Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,
  praise and exalt him for ever.
Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  praise and exalt them for ever.
Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,
  praise and glorify him for ever.
Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, above all women on the earth. The Lord God himself has chosen you.

Ps 149:1-9
Exsultatio sanctorum

Filii Ecclesiæ, filii novi populi exsultent in rege suo: in Christo” (Hesychius).

Trahe nos, Virgo immaculáta, post te currémus in odórem unguentórum tuórum.
1Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum;*
  laus eius in ecclésia sanctórum.
2Lætétur Israel in eo, qui fecit eum,*
  et fílii Sion exsúltent in rege suo.
3Laudent nomen eius in choro,*
  in týmpano et cíthara psallant ei,
4quia beneplácitum est Dómino in pópulo suo,*
  et honorábit mansuétos in salúte.
5Iúbilent sancti in glória,*
  læténtur in cubílibus suis.
6Exaltatiónes Dei in gútture eórum*
  et gládii ancípites in mánibus eórum,
7ad faciéndam vindíctam in natiónibus,*
  castigatiónes in pópulis,
8ad alligándos reges eórum in compédibus*
  et nóbiles eórum in mánicis férreis,
9ad faciéndum in eis iudícium conscríptum:*
  glória hæc est ómnibus sanctis eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Trahe nos, Virgo immaculáta, post te currémus in odórem unguentórum tuórum.
Psalm 149
The saints rejoice
Fragrant is the scent of your perfume, immaculate Virgin. Let us follow in your footsteps.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
  and the sons of Zion delight in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing,
  sing to him with timbrel and lyre,
for the Lord’s favour is upon his people,
  and he will honour the humble with victory.
Let the faithful celebrate his glory,
  rejoice even in their beds,
the praise of God in their throats;
  and swords ready in their hands,
to exact vengeance upon the nations,
  impose punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings in fetters
  and their nobles in manacles of iron,
to carry out the sentence that has been passed:
  this is the glory prepared for all his faithful.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
Fragrant is the scent of your perfume, immaculate Virgin. Let us follow in your footsteps.

Lectio brevisIs 43:1
Et nunc hæc dicit Dóminus qui creávit te, Iacob, et formávit te, Israel: «Noli timére, quia redémi te et vocávi te nómine tuo; meus es tu».
Short ReadingIsaiah 43:1 ©
But now the Lord speaks, who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.’

Responsorium breve
℣. Deus omnípotens* Præcínxit me virtúte. Deus.
℟. Et pósuit immaculátam viam meam.* Præcínxit me virtúte. Glória Patri. Deus.
Short Responsory
The Lord God Almighty girds me with strength.
The Lord God Almighty girds me with strength.
He preserves me from stain of sin.
The Lord God Almighty girds me with strength.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord God Almighty girds me with strength.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Ait Dóminus Deus ad serpéntem: Inimicítias ponam inter te et mulíerem et semen tuum et semen illíus; ipsa cónteret caput tuum, allelúia.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ait Dóminus Deus ad serpéntem: Inimicítias ponam inter te et mulíerem et semen tuum et semen illíus; ipsa cónteret caput tuum, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
The Lord God said to the serpent: I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed. She will crush your head. Alleluia.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
The Lord God said to the serpent: I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed. She will crush your head. Alleluia.

Preces
Dum Salvatórem nostrum celebrámus, qui ex María Vírgine nasci dignátus est, exorémus, dicéntes:
Intercédat pro nobis mater tua, Dómine.
O Sol iustítiæ, quem immaculáta Virgo ut lucens auróra præcéssit,
  tríbue, ut in lúmine visitatiónis tuæ semper ambulémus.
Intercédat pro nobis mater tua, Dómine.
Salvátor mundi, qui redemptiónis tuæ virtúte ab omni peccáti labe matrem tuam præservásti,
  serva nos mundos a peccáto.
Intercédat pro nobis mater tua, Dómine.
Redémptor noster qui Immaculátam Vírginem Maríam thálamum puríssimum habitatiónis tuæ et Spíritus Sancti fecísti sacrárium,
  nos templum tui Spíritus fac perénne.
Intercédat pro nobis mater tua, Dómine.
Rex regum, qui matrem tuam, córpore et ánima tecum voluísti in cælum assúmptam,
  fac, ut quæ sursum sunt semper cogitémus.
Intercédat pro nobis mater tua, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us proclaim the greatness of our Saviour who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that he will hear us, we ask:
Lord, may your mother pray for us.
Sun of justice, you showed your day was dawning in the immaculate Virgin Mary;
  help us to walk in the daylight of your presence.
Lord, may your mother pray for us.
Saviour of the world, by your redemptive power you preserved your mother Mary from every stain of sin;
  deliver us from the evil that lies hidden in our hearts.
Lord, may your mother pray for us.
Christ, our Redeemer, you made the Virgin Mary the sanctuary of your presence and the temple of the Spirit;
  make us bearers of your Spirit, in mind, heart and body.
Lord, may your mother pray for us.
King of kings, you assumed Mary into heaven to be with you completely in body and soul;
  may we seek the things that are above and keep our lives fixed on you.
Lord, may your mother pray for us.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
  Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.

Deus, qui per Immaculátam Vírginis Conceptiónem dignum Fílio tuo habitáculum præparásti, quǽsumus, ut, qui ex morte eiúsdem Fílii tui prævísa eam ab omni labe præservásti, nos quoque mundos, eius intercessióne, ad te perveníre concédas.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Father,
  we rejoice in the privilege of our Lady’s Immaculate Conception,
  which preserved her from the stain of sin by the power of Christ’s redeeming death,
  and prepared her to be the Mother of God.
Grant that through her prayers
  we ourselves may come to you, cleansed from all sin.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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