Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Monday, November 13, 2006




SAINT DIDACUS
Confessor

Didacus, a 15th-century Spanish Franciscan laybrother, labored for some years in the Canary Islands, where he instructed and converted many people. For a time he also headed a large monastery he had founded there. Didacus was above all a contemplative, and his abundant good works were the fruit of his ardent love of Christ. His charity for the sick was especially moving.

Mass of a
CONFESSOR OF THE FAITH, except:

PRAYER
Almighty and eternal God, Your wondrous providence has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the strong. Hear our humble prayer and grant that the prayers of Your blessed confessor Didacus may make us worthy of eternal glory in heaven. Through Our Lord . . .



THANKSGIVING:

The second end is to give due thanks to God. Only the divine Redeemer as the Father's beloved Son could offer Him a worthy return of gratitude. This He did at the Last Supper and on the Cross. This He continues to do in the Holy Sacrifice of the altar which is the act of thanksgiving or Eucharistic act availing unto salvation.

[Excerpted from 'Mediator Dei', Pius XII]