And cool; Dawn is clothed in the subdued pastels of peach and pink as is so often the case in these summer days. After Divino afflatu, it is the feast of Pope Saint Leo II Confessor (Introibo, CE, Wiki) with commemoration of the Octave (before, it would have been the commemoratio Sanctae Mariae in Sabbato, a day infra Octavam).
Introibo says that today's feast was originally the second feast of Saint Leo the Great (as e.g. there is the feast of Santae Agnetis secundo on the 28th January, after her principal feast on the 21st) and Leo II began to be celebrated due to this being later misunderstood-- which sounds reasonable enough; I suppose I ought to read about more carefully. John XXIII suppressed the feast after moving that of Saint Irenaeus to the 3rd; in the Pauline Rite, Saint Irenaeus is moved to June 28th, the Vigil of the feast of the Apostles being suppressed. I am confused why Pius X would have introduced the feast of Leo II to the Calendar so late in the day (1911), when there was already bound to have been speculation, at least, about the Leo I/Leo II misunderstanding. On the other hand, Leo II seems to be not inappropriately venerated, so, eh. Am chiefly gratified that I didn't simply invent a memory of having already dealt with Saint Leo II days ago, ahem. Time for Prime, after the morning walk.
Ante Tertiam. And after, breakfast and the Saturday recital from Żelazowa Wola; the pianist is Łukasz Byrdy.
It is also the feast of Saint Heliodorus (5th century), of Saint Raimundus (12th century), and of Saint Germanus of Man (5th century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.
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