The commemoration of Saint Samuel, prophet, who was called by God as a boy and later, bearing the office of judge in Israel with God’s help, anointed Saul as king over the people; when Saul was rejected by the Lord because of his infidelity, Samuel also conferred the regal anointing on David, from whose seed the Christ was to be born.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
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