Saint Francis of Paula


Psalm 91:13-14, 2

The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus: planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. (P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.) Ps. It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to Thy name, O Most High. Glory be to the Father.


O God, Who lifteth up the humble and hast raised Thy blessed Confessor Francis to the glory of the saints; grant, we beseech Thee, that by his merits and example, we too may attain the happiness which Thou hast promised to the humble of heart. Through our Lord.


Philippians 3:7-12

Brethren: The things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ. Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ: and may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God, justice in faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death, if by any means I may attain to the resurrection which is from the dead. Not as though I has already attained, or were already perfect; but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.


Psalm 36:30-31

The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment. The law of His God is in his heart: and his steps shall not be supplanted.


Psalm 111:1; Osee 14:6

Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments.

Alleluia. The just shall spring as the lily and flourish forever before the Lord. Alleluia.


Psalm 111:1-3

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever.


Luke 12:32-34

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in Heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Psalm 20:2-3

In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy, and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart’s desire. (P.T. Alleluia.)


O Lord, may these gifts of Thy devout people, which we heap upon Thine altars, become pleasing to Thee through the merits of blessed Francis, and by Thy mercy profitable to ourselves. Through our Lord.


Matthew 19:28-29

Amen I say to you, that you, who have left all things and followed Me, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting. (P.T. Alleluia.)


Having received, O Lord, Thy heavenly Sacrament, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of blessed Francis, Thy Confessor, It may in this present life bring us aid for life eternal. Through our Lord.

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