Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Feast of St Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary 2018

Come, my chosen one, and I will set thee as my throne, for the King has desired thy beauty.
V. Pray for us, o blessed Anne.
R. That we may be made cleansed of all evils in this life.
Let us pray. O God, who willed that the blessed Anne, that was long sterile, should be made fertile with glorious progeny, also for the salvation of the human race, grant that all who venerate the mother for the love of her daughter may merit to rejoice in the presence of them both at the hour of death. Through Christ, our Lord. R. Amen.

From a late 15th-century book of Hours according to the Use of Lyon, once owned by Claude of Lorraine, the first Duke of Guise (1496-1550). Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Ms-655 réserve, folio 147 v/r.

Aña Veni electa mea, et ponam te in thronum meum, quia concupivit (Rex) speciem tuam.
V. Ora pro nobis, beata Anna.
R. Ut mundemur ab omnibus malis in hac vita.
Oreums. Deus, qui beatam Annam die sterilem prole voluisti gloriosa et humano generi salutifere fecundari: da, ut omnes qui ob amorem Filiae Matrem venerantur, utriusque presentia in hora mortis gaudere mereantur. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

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