Saint Bernardine of Siena
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment: the law of his God is in his heart. (P.T. Alleluia.) Ps. Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity. Glory be to the Father.
O Lord Jesus, Who didst imbue blessed Bernardine, Thy Confessor, with wondrous love of Thy name, we beseech Thee, by his merits and intercession, graciously to pour into our souls the spirit of Thy love. Who liveth and reigneth.
Blessed is the man that is found without blemish, and that hath not gone after gold, nor put his trust in money nor in treasures. Who is he, and we will praise him? for he hath done wonderful things in his life. Who hath been tried thereby, and made perfect, he shall have glory everlasting: he that could have transgressed, and hath not transgressed: and could do evil things, and hath not done them: therefore are his goods established in the Lord, and all the Church of the Saints shall declare his alms.
Psalm 91:13-14, 3
The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord. To show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night.
James 1:12; Ecclesiasticus 45:9
Alleluia. Alleluia. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life. (Alleluia.)
During Eastertide the Gradual is omitted and the following Alleluia is said:
Alleluia. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.
At that time, Peter said to Jesus: Behold we have left all things and have followed Thee: what therefore shall we have? And Jesus said to them: Amen I say to you, that you, who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of His majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold and shall possess life everlasting.
My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted. (P.T. Alleluia.)
In memory of Thy Saints, O Lord, we offer Thee the sacrifice of praise, by which we trust to be freed from both present and future evils. Through our Lord.
Blessed is that servant, whom when his Lord shall come he shall find watching: amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. (P.T. Alleluia.)
Refreshed by meat and drink from heaven, O God, we humbly entreat Thee, that we may be protected by the prayers of him in whose memory we have partaken. Through our Lord.