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MS. Lat. liturg. e. 36

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Collection of prayers, written for a nun; Italian, s. xiv/xv


Office of the Holy Cross, ‘editum per dominum Iohannem papam’

(see Leroquais, Les Bréviares 4.368)

Language(s): Latin
Instructions for a devotion consisting of thirteen votive masses
Incipit: Si quis vult clementiam altissimi
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Benedictus sis Yesu Christe rex glorie
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Letanie Ihesu Christi
Language(s): Latin
Te Deum of Our Lady
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: In presencia veri corporis

(Lerequais loc.cit.), followed by a note of indulgences granted by pope John XXII for adding the name of Jesus to the Ave Maria

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ecce salus mundi verbum Patris
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: In presencia corporis et sanguis tui
Language(s): Latin
Devotion to Our Lady
Incipit: Sancta Maria dei genetrix beatissima
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ave Iesu Christe verbum patris
Rubric: hanc oracionem dixit dominus yesus cuidam sacerdoti de Burgundia
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Pie et exaudibilis domine
Rubric: Supradictam oradionem composuit beatus Thomas Cantuerensis
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Iuste iudex yesu christe
(Walther, Alphab. Verzeichnis 9997)
Language(s): Latin
Stabat mater
Language(s): Latin
Anima Christi (paraphrase)
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio sancti Brandani confessoris
Incipit: ||Domine deus omnipotens patris et filii et spiritus sancti, ends: et omnem populum Christianum

pr. Acta Sancti Brendani, ed. P. F. Moran, Dublin 1872, pp.27–44

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ave mundi spes Maria
(Walther, Alphab. Verzeichnis 1945)
Language(s): Latin
Anima Christi (version)
Incipit: Sanctissima anima Christi sanctifica me

followed by the Anima Christi itself

Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio sancti Ieronimi
Incipit: Mecum este Sabaoth
Language(s): Latin

consisting of seven masses 'ordinate per beatum Gregorium'

Language(s): Latin
Five joys of Our Lady
Incipit: Gaude virgo
Language(s): Latin
Rubric: Oratio Egildi regis
Incipit: Deus summe pacis

concluding (fol.31) with a litany of the saints

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Adoro te Christe et Pater sancte et trine Deus

Most of the prayers have rubrics setting out indulgences alleged to have been granted by various popes to those reciting them, and are adapted for use by a woman.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: hora nona
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (lifted pastedown) + 34 + i (lifted pastedown)
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 130 × 90 mm.


1(8), 2(12), 3(8), 4(6)


26 long lines, below top line


Plain red initials.


Original white sheepskin binding over boards, with clasp now missing. Sewn on three double cords (but the upper board with the remains of sewing on four alum-tawed thongs), and laced into wood boards covered with pink-stained sheepskin, with the remains of a strap-and-pin clasp (fastening from the lower board to the upper); rebacked and repaired

Accompanying Material

Fol. i is a leaf from a 12th–13th cent. MS., containing Rabanus' commentary on II Reg. 2–4 (P.L. 109 col. 75B–80B), and fol.35 a leaf from a 14th cent. MS. containing a fragment of a logical treatise.


Origin: late 14th century - early 15th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

20th century ticket of 'F. CASTELLA FU G. | NAPLES' (fol. iv)

Given to the Bodleian by H. P. Morrison, 1953.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.