Contents Commemoratio Sancti Francisci Assisiensis
Commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi

The Commemoration below is taken from two feasts, the Stigmata of St. Francis (formerly September 17), and the Feast of St. Francis (October 4).

HIC VIR despiciens mundum et terrena triumphans, divitias caelo condidit ore et manu. THIS MAN, despising the world and triumphing over earthly things, heaped up riches riches in heaven by word and deed.
V. Iustum deduxit Dominus per vias rectas.
R. Et ostendit illi regnum Dei.
V. Our Lord hath guided the just by right ways.
R. And hath shewed him the kingdom of God.
DOMINE Iesu Christe, qui frigescente mundo, ad inflammandum corda nostra tui amoris igne, in carne beatissimi Francisci Passionis tuae sacra Stigmata renovasti: concede propitius, ut eius meritis et precibus crucem iugiter feramus et dignos fructus paenitentiae faciamus: qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Amen. O LORD Jesus Christ, who when the world was growing cold, didst renew in the flesh of blessed Francis the sacred marks of Thy Passion in order to inflame our hearts with the fire of Thy love: mercifully grant that, by his merits and prayers, we may always carry the Cross and bring forth worthy fruits of repentance: Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

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