Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Saint Vincent De Paul

The Collect.
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 to men.
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 despised.
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.



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