The Mass and Its Folklore

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Catholic Truth Society, 1903 - Mass - 128 pages
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Page 12 - Launcelot awoke, and went and took his horse, and rode all that day and all that night in a forest, weeping. And at the last he was ware of an hermitage and a chapel stood betwixt two cliffs, and then he heard a little bell ring to mass, and thither he rode and alight, and tied his horse to the gate, and heard mass. And he that sang mass was the bishop of Canterbury.
Page 118 - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away.
Page 105 - May this mixture, and consecration of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, be to us that receive it effectual to eternal life.
Page 23 - ... to St. Maughold's Well told me that the water is good for sore eyes, and that after using it on the spot, or filling a bottle with it to take home, one was wont to drop a pin, or bead, or button, into the well. But it had its full virtue only when visited on the first Sunday of harvest, and that only during the hour when the books were open at church, which, shifted back to Roman Catholic times, means doubtless the hour when the priest is engaged saying Mass. This restriction, however, is not...
Page 12 - ... and they departed. But there was never so hard an hearted man but he would have wept to see the dolour that they made ; for there was lamentation as they had been stung with spears ; and many times they swooned, and the ladies bare the queen to her chamber. And Sir Launcelot awoke, and went and took his horse, and rode all that day and all night in a forest, weeping.
Page 101 - Amen. Let us pray. Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine directions, we presume to say: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name : Thy kingdom come : Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.. Give us this day our daily bread : and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Page 79 - I bequeathe my soul to God, to our Lady Saint Mary, and to all the holy company of heaven...
Page 105 - AGNUS DEI Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Page 117 - In principio erat verbum' ('In the beginning was the Word'), the words principium, erat, and verbum are submitted to similar multiple readings, disseminating and multiplying their senses.
Page 102 - Mary, with thy blessed apostles, Peter and Paul, and Andrew, and all saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that, aided by the help of thy mercy, we may be both ever was in AD 1484 appointed the first Professor of Theology in the then newly founded University of Tubingen.

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