Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Friday, June 12, 2009




WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CORPUS CHRISTI

SAINT JOHN OF SAN FACUNDO
Confessor

SAINTS BASILIDES, CYRINUS, NABOR, & NAZARIUS
Martyrs

DOUBLE / WHITE
This Spanish saint derives his surname from the Benedictine abbey of San Facundo in the kingdom of Leon, where he received his early education. Ordained to the priesthood in 1445 and having won a great reputation in Salamanca as a preacher and director of souls, John entered the community of Augustinian Canons. As a monk he succeeded in ending many of the baneful feuds that divided the young noblemen of Salamanca.

Mass of a 
CONFESSOR OF THE FAITH, except

O God, you are the author of peace and the source of love who conferred on Your blessed confessor John the wondrous gift of being able to reconcile enemies. May his merits and prayers root us in Your love so that we may never be tempted to separate ourselves from You. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoration of 
SAINTS BASILIDES, CYRINUS, NABOR, AND NAZARIUS 
These martyrs died for Christ in Italy, toward the end of the third century.

O Lord, cheer our lives through the celebration of the heavenly birthday of Your holy martyrs Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius. May our devotion add further glory to their eternal blessedness. Through our Lord . . .

SECRET 
We offer You, O Lord, this sacrifice of praise in memory of Your saints. Free us from evil now and in the future through their intercession. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoration of SAINT BASILIDES AND HIS COMPANIONS

We solemnly offer you these gifts, O Lord, in honor of the blood shed by Your saints Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius, as we recall the miracles of Your grace that won them so great a victory. Through our Lord . . .

POSTCOMMUNION 
Refreshed with Heavenly Food and Drink we humbly pray You, our God, that we may be strengthened by the prayers of Your saint, in whose memory we have received this Sacrament. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoration of SAINT BASILIDES AND HIS COMPANIONS

May the yearly observance of the feast of Your holy martyrs Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius obtain for us the protection of these saints at all times. Through our Lord . . .