Wednesday, September 01, 2004

St. Teresa Margaret Redi

This is the new feast day of the Discalced Carmelite mystic, St. Teresa Margaret Redi and a good day to direct your attention once again to this website devoted to her. Among much else, you will find there all the propers to celebrate Holy Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours in her honour. There is even a holy card you can print out for your prayer book.

Here is the collect from her feast in the traditional liturgy which used to be on March 11:

Deus, qui beatae Teresiae Margaritae Virgini de fontibus Salvatoris inaestimabiles dedisti puritatis et caritatis haurire thesauros : da nobis, quaesumus ; ut, ipsa interveniente, iisdem mereamur donis caelestibus abundare. Per eumdem Dominum. Amen.

My seat-of-the-pants translation:

Oh, God, who didst give the blessed virgin Teresa Margaret to thirst from the font of Salvation for the inestimable treasures of purity and charity, grant to us we beseech Thee, that by her intervention we may merit to receive in abundance these same heavenly gifts. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.