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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: We run.

Psalm 122
To You have I Lifted up my eyes, Who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants, are on the hands of their masters,
As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes to the Lord our God, until; He have mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.
For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 123
If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say: If it had not been that the Lord was with us,
When men rose up against us, perhaps they had swallowed us up alive.
When their fury was enkindled against us, perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.
Our soul has passed through water insupportable.
Blessed be the Lord, Who has been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers.
The snare is broken, and we are delivered. Our help is in the Name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 124
They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion: he shall not be moved forever that dwells in Jerusalem.
Mountains are round about it: so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth now and forever.
For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.
Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.
But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with the workers of iniquity: peace upon Israel.
Glory be the Father, etc.
Antiphon: We run to the fragrance of Your ointments: the young maidens have loved You exceedingly.

The Little Chapter
Ecclesiasticus 24, 16
And I took root in an honorable people, and in the portion of my God His inheritance: and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.

R. Thanks be to God.
V. Blessed are you among women.
R. And blessed is the Fruit of your womb. 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
Vouchsafe to our weakness, O merciful God, the help of Your protection, that we who commemorate the Holy Mother of God, may, by the help of her intercession, arise from our iniquities. Through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns wit 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. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

In Advent
Antiphon: Fear not, Mary, you have found grace with the Lord: behold, You shall conceive and bear a Son. Alleluia.

The Little Chapter
Luke 1, 32-33.
The Lord shall give to Him the throne of David His father: and He shall reign in the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.

R. Thanks be to God.

Versicle and Responses as from Ecclesiasticus 24, 16.

Let us Pray
O god, Who wast pleased that Your Word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, and didst make it known to her by the message of an Angel; grant that we, Your supplicants, who truly believe her to be the Mother of God, may through her intercession, find help with You . Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, 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 the previous Let us pray.

After Advent
Antiphon: In the bush, which Moses saw unconsumed, we acknowledge your admirable virginity preserved: intercede for us, O Mother of God.
Psalms 122, 123, 124 are to follow.
Little Chapter, Versicles and Responses from before.
Previous prayer.