Monday, May 02, 2011

2 May -- The Feast of St Joseph the Worker

Transferred from last Sunday due to it being Low Sunday/Feast of Divine Mercy/Sunday in albis.


Laudes in honorem S Joseph
Salve, Pater Salvatoris,
Joseph ter amabilis.
Salve, custos Redemptoris,
Joseph ter mirabilis.
Salve, sponse Matris Dei,
Joseph vir angelice.
Salve, hospes Jesu mei,
Vir Joseph seraphice.

Tibi tanta sors est data,
O flos pudicitiæ.
Quanta nulli est collata
Ab Auctore gratiæ.
O felicem et beatum!
Tuo sub præsidio
Custodiri cui est datum
Tuo patrocinio.

Per Mariæ, tuæ Matris,
preces atque viscera,
Per Josephi, tui Patris,
Curas et obsequia,
Fac possimus te videre,
Jesu, Rex in gloria,
In æternum possidere
In cælesti patria.
Amen.

-taken from a collection of old Carmelite Mass & Office propers.