Today is our Blessed Mother's Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Though we love the hospitality of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, we (the seminarians of the Diocese of Saint Cloud) do miss our home-diocese.
Today, 07 September, is for most Christians the optional memorial of Saint Cloud, patron of the Diocese of Saint Cloud. I was sad to see that, this year, 07 September is a Sunday, which means the memorial is dropped.
However, within the Diocese of Saint Cloud to day is STILL a SOLEMNITY; today the people of the Diocese of Saint Cloud remember the patron of our diocese, a French priest. Pictured here is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Saint Cloud; though the Cathedral is named for Saint Mary, it houses the primary diocesean shrine to our patron, Saint Cloud.
What should you do if you want to celebrate with the people of the Diocese of Saint Cloud? Well, if you're not that far away, you can hurry and make it to a Mass in our diocese - believe me, it's worth the trip. Otherwise you could find a breviary and pray the "Common of Holy Men" in honor of Saint Cloud.
Most basically, you can join with me and all of the people of the Diocese of Saint Cloud as we say: "Saint Cloud, pray for us."
Take care, -Jeremy