Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dominica XIV post Pentecosten

"Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothed like one of these." Matthew 6: 28-29.


Custodi Domine, quaesumus, Ecclesiam tuam propitiatione perpetua: et quia sine te labitur humana mortalitas, tuis semper auxiliis et abstrahatur a noxiis, et ad salutaria dirigatur.

Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium tuum : qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. R. Amen.

Let us pray

Keep, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy Church with Thy perpetual mercy, and because the frailty of man without Thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by Thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation.

Through Jesus Christ your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Art: The Queen of Sheba before King Solomon, Two Riddles of The Queen of Sheba, ca. 1490-1500. Upper Rhenish; Made in Strasbourg. Linen warp; wool, linen and metallic wefts; 31 1/2 x 40 in. (80 x 101.6 cm). The Cloisters Collection, 1971 (1971.43)