Common of a Monastic or Professed Religious

Rite 1 Prayer: 

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver us, we pray thee, from an inordinate love of this world, that, inspired by the devotion of thy servant N., we may serve thee with singleness of heart, and attain to the riches of the age to come; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or

O God, by whose grace thy servant N., enkindled with the fire of thy love, became a burning and a shining light in thy Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and may ever walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite 2 Prayer: 

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver us from an inordinate love of this world, that we, inspired by the devotion of your servant N., may serve you with singleness of heart, and attain to the riches of the age to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or

O God, by whose grace your servant N., kindled with the flame of your love, became a burning and a shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 

2 Samuel 22:22–29

1 Kings 19:9–12

Song of Songs 4:12–16

Song of Songs 8:6–7

Proverbs 2:1–11

Proverbs 4:1–9

Proverbs 7:1–4

Job 22:21–28

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 39:1–10

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 51:13–22

Psalm: 

34 or 34:1–8

45

119:161–168

122

133

134

New Testament: 

Acts 2:42–47a

Romans 5:1–5

Romans 12:1–2

1 Corinthians 9:24–27

2 Corinthians 6:1–10

Philippians 3:7–15

Colossians 4:2–6

2 Peter 1:3–11

1 John 2:15–17

1 John 5:1–5

Gospel: 

Matthew 6:24–33

Matthew 11:7–11

Matthew 12:46–50

Mark 10:17–21

Mark 12:28–34a

Luke 9:57–62

Luke 12:33–37

John 6:34–38

John 12:27–36

John 16:25–33

Preface: 

Preface of a Saint

Preface of Lent 2

Preface of the Epiphany