Prayer for the Evening
Come, let us give thanks to the Lord:
for his love endures for ever!
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!
On blessed Jean-Marie we call,
The holy priesthood’s ornament,
Our need to God that he present,
With honor on his festival.
The favored son of Providence,
He loved the poor, bestowing aid;
So too the orphaned: thus he paid,
Such as he could, a recompense.
By counsel prudent, ardent prayer,
By penance wrought, inspiring awe,
He, like the Son of man, would draw
All to him, and from sin unsnare.
The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost. (Lk 19:10)
The Lord seeks out the lost and gathers them into the safe dwelling place of his Kingdom through the zealous work of his holy servants, like Saint John Vianney.
“O give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love endures for ever.”
Let them say this, the Lord’s redeemed,
whom he redeemed from the hand of the foe
and gathered from far-off lands,
from east and west, north and south.
Some wandered in the desert, in the wilderness,
finding no way to a city they could dwell in.
Hungry they were and thirsty;
their soul was fainting within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their need
and he rescued them from their distress
and he led them along the right way,
to reach a city they could dwell in.
Let them thank the Lord for his love,
for the wonders he does for men.
For he satisfies the thirsty soul;
he fills the hungry with good things.
Glory to the Father….
Word of God (1 Peter 5:1-4)
I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed. Tend the flock of God in your midst, [overseeing] not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
CANTICLE OF MARY
I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun, and from the land of the setting sun. (Zec 8:7)
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Glory to the Father…
The Good Shepherd and all his faithful servants bear the wounds of those who have sought the lost through thicket and thorn. With confidence, let us pray:
R/Lead your people home!
For those lost in the darkness of disbelief, confusion, and sin: R/
For those who have abandoned the sacraments: R/
For those who are hungry and thirsty: R/
For those who feel lost and alone: R/
Christ humbled himself for our sakes. May we follow his example and share in his Resurrection. Amen.
Antiphon for the Solemnity
of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Virgin most prudent, where do you go forth,
shining exceedingly as the dawn?
Daughter of Zion, you are all beautiful and gracious,
fair as the moon, bright as the sun.
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, O most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.