EF Propers of Saint Gemma Galgani
  • aldrich
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    Does anyone have a copy of the EF propers of Saint Gemma Galgani?
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  • Chrism
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    You might want to ask these people - perhaps they have a friendly archivist or musician.
  • SponsaChristi
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    Try contacting a more traditional leaning order of Passionists. She’s a relatively new saint (1940s), so she’s not on the regular liturgical calendar, but they do observe her feast day and would have prior to the liturgical reforms, so they may have what you’re looking for archived some place. They could also be the regular common of a virgin.
  • Arthur Connick
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    The Mass for Beatae Gemmae Gilgani was from the Common of Virgins ("Dilexísti") on May 14 per Promptuarium Chorale (1937) which includes proper prayers. After her cannonization in 1940, the Passionists celebrated her feast day on May 16, but I don't know if her Mass was changed as well.
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  • aldrich
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    @Arthur, an entirely new Mass and Office was approved in 1945. I've managed to track down most of the Mass propers, but I still don't have the proper gradual (and tract and second alleluia for Votive Masses), as well as the complete collects. No luck on the Office so far.
  • Chrism
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    The Acts of the Passionists from 1944-1945 might be of some help.
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  • Arthur Connick
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    @aldrich, if you share the texts for the gradual, tract and second alleluia, I can check to see what I've got. Was the new Mass for the Passionists or universal?
  • a_f_hawkins
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    The text Chrism cites begins on p24 of the pdf. It seems to me that the SRC decree explicitly just extends to the Passionist congregation. I am puzzled that it seems to say that the Mass is "tota propria" and then only gives a selection (Introit, Epistle, one Alleluia, Gospel), and one oration.
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  • aldrich
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    @Arthur, gradual, tract, and second alleluia (plus offertory) are the ones that I don't have. Based on the decree, the new set of propers was first used in the Passionist monastery in Lucca, which the decree extends to the entire Passionist congregation, together with a higher rank for the feast.

    @Chrism, yeah, that one helps for the introit and the alleluia, as well as the proper readings.

    @a_f_hawkins, that one oration is actually a conflation of all three proper collects, sections from the main collect, the secret, and the postcommunion concatenated in the text.
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  • Chrism
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    If you make any progress, please post here! I'd be greatly interested in the three office hymns mentioned.
  • Arthur Connick
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    For the record, here are the prayers at Mass for B. Gemmae Galgani from the Promptuarium Chorale (1937) [Passionist]. They are no longer applicable based on the excerpts in the document linked to by Chrism above.
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