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Carmelites of Blessed Therese of St Augustine and Her Companions, VV &MM


Calendar for November, A.D. 2003
Calendar 12/03-02/05
St Albert's Rule
The Rule
The Little Office of the BVM, according to the Carmelite Usage
The Carmelite Litany of Our Lady
Carmelite Links


V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

R. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb

V. O Lord, open my lips.
R. And my mouth shall shall declare Thy praise.
V. Incline unto my aid, O Lord.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

the Hymn Remember, O Creator Lord!
Antiphon: The Virgin Mary

Psalm 119
In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me.
O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given to you , or what shall be added to you , to a deceitful tongue?
The sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals that lay waste.
Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged: I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar: my soul has been long a sojourner. With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 120
I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.
My help is from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
May He not suffer your foot to be moved; neither let Him slumber that keeps you .
Be hold He shall neither slumber nor sleep that keeps Israel.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your protection upon your right hand.
The sun shall not burn you by day: nor the moon by night.
The Lord keeps you from all evil: may the Lord keep your soul.
May the Lord keep your coming in your going out; from henceforth now and forever.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 121
I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.
For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to praise the Name of the Lord.
Because their seats have sat in judgement, seats upon the house of David.
Pray for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love you .
Let peace be in your strength: and abundance in your towers.
For the sake of my brethren and of my neighbors, I spoke peace of you .
Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for you .
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: The Virgin Mary was taken up to the heavenly chamber, where the King of kings sits on His starry throne.

The Little Chapter
Ecclesiasticus 24, 15
And so was I established in Zion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem.

R. Thanks be to God.
V. Grace is poured forth on your lips.
R. Therefore God has blessed you forever. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to You .

Let us pray
O God, Who, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, hast bestowed upon mankind the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech You, that we may feel her intercession for us, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of Life, our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son: Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to You .
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Amy the souls of the faithful departed. Through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

In Advent
Antiphon: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you : blessed are you amongst women. Alleluia.
Psalms 119, 120, 121 are to follow.

The Little Chapter
Isaiah 2, 1-2
There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root, and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him.

R. Thanks be to God.

Versicles and Responses as from Ecclesiasticus 24, 15.

Let us Pray
O God, Who was pleased that Your Word, at the message of the Angel, should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to us, Your supplicants, that as we believe her to be truly the Mother of God, so we may be assisted by her intercession with You . Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

R. Amen.

Versicles and Responses as from Canticle 6, 9

After Advent
Antiphon: When You were born of a Virgin, after an ineffable manner, then were the Scriptures fulfilled: You did come down like rain upon the fleece, That You might save mankind: we praise You , O our God.
Psalms 119, 120, 121 are to follow.
Little Chapter, Versicles, Responses, Prayer and the rest as from just before