Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Vincent De Paul
O GOD, who didst endue thy blessed Saint Vincent with apostolic
virtue, to the intent that he should preach thy Gospel to the
poor, and stablish the honour of the priesthood of thy Church:
grant, we beseech thee; that we may so hold in reverence his
works of righteousness, that we may learn to follow the pattern
of his godly conversation. Through.
The Epistle. 1 Corinthians 4:9b-14 [From Mass 15 Justus ut palma]
9 We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.
The Gospel. St Luke 12:32-34 [From Mass 15 Justus ut palma]
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags
which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.