29 January Optional Memorial
She is led to the king with her virgin companions.
They are escorted with gladness and joy;
they enter the palace of the king. Ps 45:15b-16
Let us pray
[that we may share the insights of the saints into the mysteries of our faith]
Pause for silent prayer
you gave the virgin Blessed Archangela Girlani
particular dedication to the mystery of the eternal Trinity.
Through her prayers may we taste the delights of your glory already here on earth,
and look upon you for ever in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
The readings are those of the current weekday or, if preferred, from The Carmelite Lectionary, p. 12, or the Common of Virgins.
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
we see the wonder of your love in the life of the virgin Blessed Archangela Girlani
and her witness to Christ.
Accept our gifts of praise
and make our offering pleasing to you.
Through Christ our Lord.
I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne:
Here God lives among men, and he shall dwell with them. Rev 21:3a-c
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Let us pray.
Pause for silent prayer, if this has not preceded.
may this eucharist renew our courage and strength.
May we remain close to you,
like Blessed Archangela Girlani,
by accepting in our lives a share in the suffering of Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you for ever and ever.