Saint Francis in Meditation


Missa ‘Mihi Autem’

INTROIT Galatians 6: 14

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

October 4 St Francis of Assisi

Psalm 141:1

With my voice I cried unto the Lord:  yea, even unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


O God, Who, by the merits of blessed Francis, didst increase Thy Church by bringing forth a new progeny, grant us to imitate him in despising earthly things and ever to rejoice in partaking of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord.

EPISTLE:   Galatians 6: 14-18

Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

Brethren, But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: by Whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature: and whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and upon the Isræl of God. From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me; for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body. The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

GRADUAL:  Psalm 36: 30, 31

The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment.

The law of his God is in his heart: and his steps shall not be supplanted.

ALLELUIA Alleluia, alleluia.

Ecclus. 45: 9 The poor and lowly Francis entereth Heaven abounding in riches; he is acclaimed with celestial hymns. Alleluia.

GOSPEL: Matthew 11: 25-30

At that time, Jesus answered, and said: I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast re- vealed them to little ones. Yea, Father; for so it hath seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knoweth the Son, but the Fa- ther; neither doth any one know the Fa- ther, but the Son, and He to Whom it shall please the Son to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you that labour, and are burdened; and I will refresh you. Take up My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, because I am meek, and humble of heart; and you shall find rest to your souls: for My yoke is sweet, and my burden light.

OFFERTORY  Psalm 88: 25

My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted.

PREFACE   Common Preface

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: through Christ our Lord. Through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:

SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria Tua. Hosanna in excelsis.  Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

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Sanctify, O Lord, the gifts dedicated to Thee and, by the intercession of blessed Francis, cleanse us from all stain of sin. Through our Lord.

COMMUNION: Luke 12: 42

A faithful and wise steward, whom the Lord set over His family; to give them their measure of wheat in due season.


Let Thy heavenly grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord, enrich Thy Church, which Thou hast willed to enlighten by the glorious merits and example of blessed Francis, Thy confessor. Through our Lord.

St. Francis ora pro nobis.

St. Francis ora pro nobis.

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