Monday, February 04, 2008

St Andrew Corsini, O. Carm.

Today is the feast of St Andrew Corsini in the old calendar, a.k.a. "extraordinary rite". The Carmelite Order observes his feast in the new rite on January 9th. The Catholic Encyclopædia gives a brief life here. (And manages to call him a Carmelite monk, too. Ahem. It's "friar".) There's a more extensive vita here.

Amavit eum Dominus, et ornavit eum: stolam gloriæ induit eum, et ad portas paradisi coronavit eum.

† Iustum deduxit Dominus per vias rectas.
‡ Et ostendit illi regnum Dei.

Oremus:

Deus, qui in Ecclesia tua nova semper instauras exempla virtutum: da populo tuo beati Andreæ Confessoris tui atque Pontificis ita sequi vestigia; ut assequatur et præmia. Per Dominum. Amen.