Oremus for Tuesday, September 21, 2021

MatthewMatthew appears in the list of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to the gospel written under his name, was a tax collector. Mark and Luke called the tax collector Levi, and it has been assumed that they are one and the same. This occupation was despised by his fellow Jews as a betrayalContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 21, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, September 20, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/3jdmfueu You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven,endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste. Wisdom 16 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 we may perfectly love youand worthily magnify your holyContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 20, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, September 19, 2021

Antiphon Ant. I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord; *from whatever tribulations they cry out to me, I will give heed to them; and I will be their Lord for ever.Ps. Give ear, my people, to my teaching; *incline your ear to the words of my mouth.I will open my mouth inContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, September 19, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, September 18, 2021

Dag Hammarskjöld Dag Hammarskjold (1905 – 1961) was born into an influential Swedish family; his father was a former prime minister. He studied law and economics after which he was offered the post of Swedish ambassador to the United Nations. Hammarskjold then was elected Secretary General, an honored but difficult role he played for eightContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, September 18, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, September 17, 2021

Hildegard of BingenHildegard was born in 1098 at Böckelheim in Germany. From her earliest years she had a powerful, visionary life, becoming a nun at the age of eighteen, much influenced by her foster-mother, Jutta, who had set up the community and whom she succeeded as Abbess in 1136. Her visions of light, which sheContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 17, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, September 16, 2021

Edward Bouverie PuseyEdward Pusey was born in 1800 and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Oriel College in 1823. He became an expert in biblical languages and criticism and in 1828 he was appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in Oxford, the same year he was ordained. His patristic studies and firm adherenceContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 16, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Martyrs of BirminghamAddie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were getting ready for church services when a bomb exploded on this day in 1965 at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing all four of the school-age girls. The church had been a center for civil rights meetings and marches. Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/9jxj8mak TheContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 15, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Holy Cross DayThe cross on which our Lord was crucified has become the universal symbol for Christianity, replacing the fish symbol of the early church, though the latter has been revived in recent times. After the end of the persecution era, early in the fourth century, pilgrims began to travel to Jerusalem to visit andContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 14, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, September 13, 2021

Cyprian of Carthage Born in Carthage in about the year 200, Cyprian was a teacher of rhetoric and a lawyer in the city before his conversion to Christianity. He gave away his pagan library and set his mind to study the sacred Scriptures and the commentaries that were beginning to proliferate. He became a priestContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 13, 2021”