September 7

Commemoration the holy confessor Saint Cloud


        There is a commemoration today of Saint Cloud or Clodoald who was the grandson of Clovis, King of the Franks. When the latter died in the year 511 his kingdom was divided between his four sons, of whom the second was Clodomir. Thirteen years later he was killed fighting against his cousin, Gondomar, leaving three sons to share his dominions. The youngest of these sons of Clodomir was St. Clodoald, a name more familiar to English people under its French form of Cloud from the town of Saint-Cloud near Versailles. When Cloud was eight years old, his uncle Childebert plotted with his brother, to get rid of the boys and divide their kingdom. The eldest boy, Theodoald was stabbed to death. The second, Gunther fled in terror, but was caught and also killed. Cloud escaped and was taken for safety into Provence or elsewhere.

        Childebert and his brother Clotaire shared the fruits of their crime, and Cloud made no attempt to recover his kingdom when he came of age. He put himself under the discipline of St. Severinus, a recluse who lived near Paris, and he afterwards went to Nogent on the Seine and had his heritage where is now Saint-Cloud. St. Cloud was indefatigable in instructing the people of the neighboring country, and ended his days at Nogent about the year 560 when he was some thirty-six years old. St. Cloud's feast day is September 7th.

      We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945


COLLECT
Commemoration of St. Cloud
Orémus. Deus, qui beatum Clodaoaldum, propter Te humilitarium in caeculo, et sacerdotii mununer et virtutem splendore exemplo, Tibi digne ministrare, et per ejus intercessionem gratia semper et merito proficere. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Commemoration of St. Cloud
Let us pray. O God, Who didst exalt Blessed Clodoald thy confessor, humbled for Thy sake in this world, both by raising him to the dignity of the priesthood and by enduring him with the splendor of many virtues: grant unto us, following his example, to do thee worthy servive and, helped by his prayers, ever to grow in virtue and merit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

SECRET
Commemoration of St. Cloud
Te, Domine, fidei nostrae saltisque auctorem cum sancto Sacerdote Clodaldo confitentes: quaesumus: ut hanc de manibus nostris hostiam laudis ciecemnter suscipias, et, qua religione ipse vota sua reddidit eadem nobis tribuas nostra persolvere. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Commemoration of St. Cloud
With Thy holy priest, Clodoald, we confess Thee, O Lord, to be the author of our faith and of our salvation: and we beseech Thee mercifully to receive at our hands this sacrifice of praise: and to grant that with the same fervor as he, we may render our vows to Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.

POSTCOMMUNION
Commemoration of St. Cloud
Oremus. Sumentes, Domine, in festivitare sancti Clodoaldi Sacerdotis divina mysteria: Te supplices deprecamur, ut, erectis ad caelestis mentibus, omnia detrimentum facere valeamus propter eum, Qui semeeetipsum nobis dedit, Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Dominum nostrum,, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in
saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Commemoration of St. Cloud
Let us pray. Having, O Lord, celebrated the Holy Mysteries on this the festival day of the holy priest Clodoald, we humbly beseech Thee that raising our minds to heavenly joys, we may count all things as loss for the sake of Him Who delivered Himself up for us, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord
world without end.
R. Amen.
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Commemoration of the holy confessor Saint Cloud