Relic: Tongue of S. Anthony of Padua
Doctor ætérnus cóleris piúsque,
Christe, qui leges áperis salútis,
verba qui vitæ mérito putáris
Teque clamámus, bone Pastor orbis,
cælitus semper solidásse Sponsæ
verba, constánter quibus illa mundo
Ipse quin præbes fámulos corúscos,
áureas stellas velut emicántes,
certa qui nobis réserent beátæ
Unde te laudes récinant, Magíster,
Spíritus fundis bona qui stupénda
ore doctórum, tua quo poténter
lux patet alma.
Quique nunc iustus celebrátur, instet
ut tuam plebem per amœna lucis
des gradi, donec tibi dicat hymnos
lúmine pleno. Amen.
O Christ, eternal and holy teacher, you are worshiped, who reveal the laws of salvation, you alone are understood to have the words which lead to a worthy life. We cry to you, Good Shepherd of the world, who from heaven above always confirm the words of your Bride the Church, through which she is the light to the world. You make your servants shine like brilliant golden stars, which reveal to us the certain teaching of a blessed life. For this, O Master, they sing your praises, you who pour upon us the wonderful goods of the Spirit through the mouth of teachers by whom gracious light is powerfully revealed. Now this just teacher is celebrated, who urges that you grant your people to advance by the pleasure of light until they, filled with light, may sing hymns to you. Amen.
Office of Readings and II Vespers: Novus
Ætérne sol, qui lúmine
creáta comples ómnia,
supréma lux et méntium,
te corda nostra cóncinunt.
Tuo fovénte Spíritu,
hic viva luminária
fulsére, per quæ sæculis
patent salútis sémitæ.
Quod verba missa cælitus,
natíva mens quod éxhibet,
per hos minístros grátiæ
novo nitóre cláruit.
Horum corónæ párticeps,
doctrína honéstus lúcida,
hic vir beátus splénduit
quem prædicámus láudibus.
Ipso favénte, quæsumus,
nobis, Deus, percúrrere
da veritátis trámitem,
possímus ut te cónsequi.
Eternal Sun, you fill all things with light, the supreme light of minds, our hearts sing to you. By your loving Spirit, may there flow out strong lights through which the paths of salvation may be opened to the world. What words sent from heaven , what natural reason demonstrates though these ministers of grace grows bright with new light. Participant in in their reward, sharing in their brilliant teaching, this blessed man shone forth, whose praises we proclaim. With his favor, we ask, O God, that we may advance quickly: give to us the path of truth that we may be able to come to you.