Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of S. Willibrord

Infra Octavam St Willibrord, Apostle to the Frisians; Com. Ss. Tryphonis, Respicii, et Nymphae, Martyrs: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Today is the celebration of St. Willibrord, a British-born, Irish-trained, Roman-commissioned Benedictine who evangelized the Netherlands (or in the words of the Roman Martyrology, “Friesland and Denmark”). As such he is hailed as the patron and apostolic father…