Introit of Saint Frances of Rome

Psalm 118:75, 120

I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are equity, and in Thy truth Thou hast humbled me: pierce Thou my flesh with Thy fear, I am afraid of Thy judgments. Ps. Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 75. Truth. Though we may not discern the particular causes of our suffering, we must be convinced that they are right. W. — Sinners are afflicted that they may amend, and the just for their advancement. C.

Verse 120. Afraid. Servile fear is therefore profitable, though perfect charity expel it, and move us to do well for the love of God. 1 Jo. iv. W. — Yet fear sometimes returns, that the just may not give way to presumption. C.

⇦ Back to Saint Frances of Rome