From the Convent of St. Teresa, Avila, Spain
Happy Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!
Introit for today's Mass:
Gaudeámus ómnes in Dómino, diem festum celebrántes sub honóre beátæ Mariæ Vírginis Regínæ: de cujus solemnitáte gaudent Angeli, et collaudant Fílium Dei. (Ps. 44: 2) Effundit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego carmen meum Regi. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a feast in honor of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary: at whose solemnity the angels rejoice and join in praising the Son of God (Ps. 44: 2) My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak my works to the King. v. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Today's hymn from Matins:
Quem terra, pontus, sidera
Colunt, adorant, praedicant,
Trinam regentem machinam,
Claustrum Mariae bajulat.
Cui luna, sol, et omnia
Deserviunt per tempora,
Perfusa coeli gratia,
Gestant puellae viscera.
Beata Mater munere,
Cujus supernus artifex
Mundum pugillo continens,
Ventris sub arca clausus est.
Beata coeli nuntio,
Foecunda sancto Spiritu,
Cujus per alvum fusus est.
Jesu tibi sit gloria,
Qui natus est de Virgine,
Cum Patre, et almo Spiritu
In sempiterna saecula.
The God whom earth, and sea, and sky
Adore, and laud, and magnify,
Who o'er their threefold fabric reigns,
The Virgin's spotless womb contains.
The God, whose will by moon and sun
And all things in due course is done,
Is borne upon a maiden's breast,
By fullest heavenly grace possest,
How blest that mother, in whose shrine
The great artificer divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Vouchsafed, as in his ark, to lie.
Blest, in the message Gabriel brought;
Blest, by the work the Spirit wrought;
From whom the great desire of earth
Took human flesh and human birth.
All honour, laud, and glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born to thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.