Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria
1 Corinthians 2:4; Ps. 110:1
My speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the showing of spirit and power. Ps. I will praise Thee, O Lord with my whole heart, in the council of the just, and in the congregation. Glory be to the Father.
Grant us, O Lord God, to learn in the spirit of Paul the Apostle, that transcendent knowledge of Jesus Christ by which blessed Anthony Mary, wonderfully instructed, gathered in Thy Church new families of clerics and virgins. Through our Lord.
1 Timothy 4:8-16
Godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. A faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we .hope in the living God, Who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity. Till I come, attend unto reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine. Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood. Meditate upon these things, be wholly in these things: that thy profiting may be manifest to all. Take heed to thyself, and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.
Philippians 1:8-9, 10, 11
For God is my witness, how I long after you in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding. V. That you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Jesus Christ.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Filled with the fruit of justice through Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. Alleluia.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it. And embracing them, and laying His hands upon them, He blessed them. And when He was gone forth into the way, a certain man running up and kneeling before Him, asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting? And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou Me good? None is good but one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honor thy father and mother. But he answering, said to Him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth. And Jesus looking on him, loved and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow Me.
I will sing praise to Thee in the sight of the angels; I will adore at Thy holy temple, and give glory to Thy name.
May we bring to the table of the heavenly banquet, O Lord, that purity of mind and body with which blessed Anthony Mary, in offering this most sacred Victim, was so wonderfully adorned and resplendent. Through our Lord.
Be followers of Me, brethren, and observe them who walk, so as you have our model.
By the royal food of Heaven with which we have been fed, O Lord Jesus Christ, may our hearts be inflamed with that fire of charity with which blessed Anthony Mary carried the banner of the saving Victim to victory against the enemies of Thy Church. Who livest and reignest.