Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Wednesday, June 08, 2011




JUNE 8

Within the Octave of
the Ascension



MARY, MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACES

[Some places]



SAINTS MEDARD & GILDARD
(Bishops, 560 A.D.)

[Historical]


These two saints of France were, as we are told in the Roman Martyrology, twin brothers. They were born on the same day, consecrated bishops on the same day, and on the same day they died. Saint Medard was Bishop of Noyon. Saint Gildard was Bishop of Rouen. Their memories are most loving ones in northern France. Saint Medard began the custom of crowning each year as the Rose Queen the most virtuous and holy young Catholic girl of his diocese. If it rains on the feast of Saint Medard, the loving Catholic peasants of northern France take it as a sign that it will rain for forty days more.