Starting Monday Off Right: San Diego Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

St. Didacus (detail), Francisco de Zurbaran, ARSH 1653

Today is the feast of St. Didacus, a Franciscan lay brother, born in ARSH 1400, and died today, November 13, ARSH 1463.  Most people don’t know this, but the city of San Diego, California is named after St. Didacus (Diego in Spanish), not St. James.  The Collect for today’s Mass for the Feast of St. Didacus is lovely:

Almighty everlasting God, who by Thy wonderful providence dost choose the weak things of the world to confound the strong: be pleased to grant us Thy humble servants, that through the kindly prayers of blessed Didacus, Thy Confessor, we may deserve to be raised to eternal glory in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God, Forever and ever, Amen.

St. Didacus, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

And furthermore I consider that islam must be destroyed.