Advent III



The Collect.

O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so pre pare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,...

Of the Octave (Conception of the BVM)



Feast of Our Lady.

The Angel, divinely inspired, declared who and what the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary is when he said: Hail, thou that art highly favoured with a fulness of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women. For surely...