Brigittine prayers



8-22-2016 – Notes for August 22nd


8-22-2016 – Notes for August 22nd

The Universal Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, introduced in 1942.

The Brigittine Office – introduced in the 14th century – has the Feast of the Most Pure Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary for today.

In these two different Offices, some of the propers are different, but when we come to the collect, the difference is only one word:

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui in Corde beatae Mariae Virginis dignum Spiritus Sancti habitaculum praeparasti: concede propitius; ut eiusdem (Roman Divine Office: immaculati, Brigittine Divine Office: purissimi) Cordis festivitatem devota mente recolentes, secundum Cor tuum vivere valeamus. Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte eiúsdem Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.Amen

Almighty everlasting God, who hast prepared in the heart of Blessed Virgin Mary a worthy dwelling of the Holy Ghost, grant favourably to us that we may keep the feast of the same (Roman Divine Office:  immaculate, Roman Divine Office: most pure) Heart devoutly, and may be able to live according to thy heart. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.