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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: You are fair.

Psalm 125
When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we became like men comforted.
Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy.
Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord has done great things for them.
The Lord has done great things for us: we are become joyful.
Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Going they went and wept, casting their seeds.
But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 126
Unless the Lord build the house, labor in vain that build it.
Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
It is in vain for you to rise before Light: rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow.
When He shall give sleep to His beloved: behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been cast out.
Blessed is the man that has filled his desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Psalm 127
Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in His ways.
For You shall eat the labors of they hands: blessed are you , and it shall be well with you .
Your wife, as a fruitful vine on the sides of your house.
Your children as olive plants, round about your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
May the Lord bless you out of Zion: and mayest you see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
And mayest you see your children's children, peace upon Israel.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Antiphon: You are fair and comely, O daughter of Jerusalem: terrible as an army set in array.

The Little Chapter
Ecclesiasticus 24, 20.
In the streets, like cinnamon and aromatic balm, I gave forth a sweet fragrance: like the choicest myrrh, I yielded a sweetness of fragrance.

R. Thanks be to God.
V. After childbirth you did remain a pure Virgin.
R. Intercede for us, O Mother of God. 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
Forgive, O Lord, we beseech You , the offenses of Your servants; that we, who are unable to please You by our own acts, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

V. Amen. 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: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to your word.
Psalms 125, 126, an d 127 follow.

The Little Chapter
Isaiah 7, 14-15
Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and his Name shall be called Emmanuel: butter and honey shall he eat, that He may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

R. Thanks be to God.
V. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Versicles and Responses from Ecclesiasticus 24, 20

Let us Pray
O God, Who wast 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, word without end.

R. Amen.

Versicles and Responses as from the previous Let us pray.

After Advent
Psalms 125, 126, and 127
Antiphon: Behold, Math has borne us the Savior, Whom John beholding, exclaimed: Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him Who taketh away the sins of the world. Alleluia.

R. Thanks be to God.

The Little Chapter, Versicles and Responses from just before are to follow.