In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth: and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding: He clothed him with a robe of glory. (Psalm) It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to Thy name, O Most High. Glory be to the Father. In the midst…
O God, Who didst adorn blessed Robert Thy Bishop and Doctor with wondrous learning and virtue that he might lay bare the snares of error and maintain the rights of the Apostolic See, grant by his merits and intercession that we may grow in love of the truth, and that the hearts of the wayward may return to the unity of Thy Church. Through our Lord.
Epistle – Wisdom 7:7-14
I wished, and understanding was given me; and I called, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me; and I preferred her before kingdoms and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. Neither did I compare unto her any precious stone, for all gold in comparison of her is as a little sand, and silver in respect to her shall be counted as clay. I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light, for her light cannot be put out.
Now all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable riches through her hands. And I rejoiced in them all; for this wisdom went before me, and I knew not that she was the mother of them all; which I have learned without guile, and communicate without envy, and her riches I hide not; for she is an infinite treasure to men, which they that use, become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts of discipline.
Alleluia, alleluia. They that are learned shall shine as the brightness of the firmament.
Alleluia. They that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity. Alleluia.
Gospel – Matthew 5:13-19
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
So let your light shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, who is in heaven. Do not think that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: that I may declare all Thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Alleluia.
We offer sacrifices to Thee, O Lord, for an odor of sweetness; and do Thou grant that we may learn and be greatly heartened by the counsel and example of blessed Robert to run the way of Thy commandments. Through our Lord.
Ye are the light of the world: so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Alleluia.
O Lord our God, may the sacraments which we have received kindle within us that ardor of charity which vehemently inflamed blessed Robert to spend himself unceasingly for Thy Church. Through our Lord.