November 23, 2018: ST. FELICITAS
November 23, 2018: COMMEMORATION OF ST. FELICITAS, MARTYR
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Grant we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by celebrating the feast of blessed Felicitas, thy Martyr, we may be protected by her merits and prayers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
On the 10th July we honoured St. Felicitas, mother of the Martyrs, giving a second and heavenly birth to her seven sons. But her own recompense was delayed for four long months. The Church has inscribed her name on the sacred diptychs; let us, then, again offer her our prayers and praises on this day, whereon the sword at length fulfilled her desires, and in justification of her name, restored her to her sons in eternal felicity.
Taken from: The Liturgical Year - Time after Pentecost, Vol. VI, Edition 1903; and
The Divine Office for the use of the Laity, Volume II, 1806.
Also Read – November 23, 2018: St. Clement I, Pope and Martyr.
St. Felicitas, pray for us.