Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Friday, September 07, 2007


SAINT CLOUD
Confessor

DOUBLE, FIRST CLASS / WHITE

Grandson of King Clovis and of St. Clotilde of France, Cloud was taken to safety in Provence after his two brothers had been murdered by his ambitious uncles. The young prince then renounced his prospects of an earthly kingdom and devoted himself to the service of God as a monk. In 551, by the earnest request of the people, he was ordained to the priesthood by Eusebius, bishop of Paris. Later he retired to a village near Versailles, where he built and governed a famous monastery.


Mass of a CONFESSOR OF THE FAITH, except


PRAYER

O God, blessed Cloud humbled himself in this world for You, but You raised him to the dignity of the priesthood and made him resplendent with virtue. May we follow his example in serving You worthily and may we grow in grace and merit through his prayers. Through our Lord . . .


SECRET PRAYER

With Your holy priest Cloud, O Lord, we acknowledge that You are the author of our faith and of our salvation. Mercifully accept this Sacrifice of praise from our hands and grant us the same fervor of Your saint in offering homage to You. Through our Lord . . .


POSTCOMMUNION PRAYER

On this feast of Your holy priest Cloud we partake of these Sacred Mysteries and humbly ask, O Lord, that we may elevate our hearts to heaven and count the world well lost for the sake of Your Son, who delivered Himself up for us, Jesus Christ, our Lord; who lives and rules with You . . .