Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
The holy virgins praise their Lord and King;
come let us join in their worship, alleluia.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Blessed Emily was born at Vercelli, Italy, in 1238. At the age of nineteen she made profession in the monastery built by her father and several times served as prioress there. She joyfully performed the most unpleasant tasks of the monastery and was especially devoted to the Passion of our Savior. She died on May 3, 1314.
you led Blessed Emily to despise all earthly things
and to seek you alone.
By following her example
may we learn self-denial
and love you with grateful hearts.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.