Text and Illustration taken from UNA VOCE OF ORANGE COUNTY
which states that all Text and Illustrations are taken from the Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
1952 Edition, with the kind permission of St. Bonaventure Press.
The Vigil Of The Feast Of Saint Peter And Saint Paul.
Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
The Church celebrates, tomorrow, the Feast of the two Apostles who are the two foundations on which she is solidly established (Collect).
"The rigour to which a people subjects itself by certain days of preparation," writes Dom Guéranger (The Liturgical Year), "is a mark of the Faith which it has preserved, showing that it understands the greatness of the object proposed by the Holy Liturgy for its worship." [The Liturgical Year: Vigil of The Holy Apostles.]
Peter raised to his Cross (Introit, Gospel), like Christ rises above the world. He seals in his blood his confession of Faith (Gospel of tomorrow) and love (Gospel) in Jesus, and, henceforth, it will be in His name (Ibid.) and as His Vicar that he will be King of Souls.
Paul, by sharing his labours and Martyrdom, shares his Kingship and his Triumph.