Introit: Canticles iv: 8, 9
Come from Lebanon, My bride, come from Lebanon, come! Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my bride; thou hast ravished my heart. [Ps. cxii: 1] Praise the Lord, ye children, praise the name of the Lord. Glory be…. Come….
O Lord, Thou hast said: "Unless you become like little children you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven"; grant, we beseech Thee, to follow in humility and simplicity of heart in the path of Thy Virgin Saint Theresa: so that we may obtain eternal reward. Thou who live….
Epistle: Isaias lxvi: 12-14
Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will bring upon her as it were a river of prosperity, and as an overflowing torrent the wealth of the Gentiles. As nurslings you shall be carried in her arms and fondled on her lap. As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bodies shall flourish like the grass; the Lord's power shall be known to His servants.
Gradual: Matthew xi: 25
I praise Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that Thou didst hide these things from the wise and prudent, and didst reveal them to little ones.
Alleluia, alleluia. [Ecclus.xxxix: 17-19] Open up thy petals like roses planted near running waters; send up a sweet aroma like Lebanon. Break forth in blossoms like the lily, and yield an odor, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works. Alleluia!
Tract: Canticles ii: 11-12
Now the winter has passed, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear in our land, the time of pruning has come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore I have drawn thee, taking pity on thee.
Gospel: Matthew xviii: 1-4
The continuation of the
Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Offertory: Like I: 46, 48, 49
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; because He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden; He who is mighty has done great things for me.
We beseech Thee, O Lord: may the holy prayer of Thy Virgin Saint Theresa render our sacrifice pleasing to Thee; that by her merits it may become acceptable, in whose honor it is solemnly offered. Through our Lord….
Communion: Deuteronomy xxxii: 10-12
He led her about and taught her, and He protected her as the apple of His eye. As an Eagle, He spread His wings to receive her, and bore her up on His pinions. The Lord alone was her leader.
May the heavenly mystery, O Lord, inflame us with the fire of love by which Thy Virgin Saint Theresa offered Herself to Thee as a victim for the love of mankind.