Oremus for Thursday, July 1, 2021

Catherine WinkworthCatherine Winkworth is celebrated as the premier translator of German hymns and chorales into English. Winkworth was born in London in 1827, but grew up in Manchester where she spent most of her life. Her lifelong fascination with German hymns and chorales began during a yearlong visit to Dresden, Germany, in 1848. Her firstContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, July 1, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pierre ToussaintPierre Toussaint (1766-1853) was born a slave in Haiti and died a freeman in New York City. He is credited by many with being the father of Catholic Charities in New York. Pierre was instrumental in raising funds for the first Catholic orphanage and began the city’s first school for black children. He also helpedContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 30, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Peter and PaulPeter has often been called the ‘Prince of the Apostles’ because of the words of Jesus re-naming him, from Simon to Cephas. This was the Aramaic form of the Greek word Peter, which means ‘rock’. Jesus said that on this rock he would build his Church. But both Peter and Paul came toContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, June 29, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, June 28, 2021

IrenaeusIrenæus was probably a native of Smyrna, born in about 130. As a boy, he had heard Polycarp preach, who had in turn been a disciple of the apostle John. Irenæus is thus one of the important connections between the apostolic Church and the second century. He studied at Rome, and later became a priestContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, June 28, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, June 27, 2021

For another form of worship in the home based on today’s lessons in the Revised Common Lectionary, go to https://blogs.elca.org/worship/4350/ Antiphon 1 Ant. Lend your ear and make haste to res-cue us.V. In you, O Lord, I take refuge. *Let me never be put to shame.In your justice, set me free; *incline your ear to me, andContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, June 27, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, June 26, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/wkte6j3s I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord.Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia. John 15 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,thatContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, June 26, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, June 25, 2021

Sadhu Sundar Singh Known in his lifetime as India’s most famous convert to Christianity, Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889–1929) would not approve of that characterization. He loved Jesus and devoted his life to knowing him and following him, but he never accepted Christianity’s cultural conventions, even as he embraced its stark original teachings. A modern SaintContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, June 25, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, June 24, 2021

Birth of St John the BaptistThe biblical story of John, the son of Elizabeth and Zechariah, begins even before his birth. His leaping in his mother’s womb is seen as a great alleluia in anticipation of the birth of his Redeemer and the good news of Jesus Christ is related in all four gospels asContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 24, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/435hj5ua We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection,through whom we are saved and delivered. Galatians 6 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that weContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 23, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Yves CongarYves Marie-Joseph Congar OP (13 April 1904 – 22 June 1995) was a French Dominican friar, priest, and theologian. He is perhaps best known for his influence at the Second Vatican Council and for reviving theological interest in the Holy Spirit for the life of individuals and of the church. He was created aContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, June 22, 2021”