Oremus for Sunday, December 12, 2021

Antiphon1 Ant. Rejoice in the Lord always; * again I say, rejoice.Let your forbearance be known to all men.The Lord is at hand.Do not be anxious over anything;but in all manner of prayer,let your requests be made known unto God.V. O Lord, you have favored your land, *and brought back the captives of Jacob.You forgave the guiltContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, December 12, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, December 11, 2021

Karl BarthBorn in Switzerland in 1886, Barth studied at several prestigious universities including Tübingen. After completing his studies, he served as pastor in Geneva and Safenwil. The events of the First World War led Barth to critically question the dominant theology of theday, which, in Barth’s view, held a too easy peace between theology andContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, December 11, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, December 10, 2021

Thomas MertonThomas Merton was born in France in 1915. His early life was unset-tled and it was not until he was at Columbia University in New York that he began to explore Christian faith and the religious life. He was baptised in 1938 and entered the Trappist order at Gethsemani, Kentucky, in 1941. The publicationContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, December 10, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, December 9, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/knfvtvew Look to your covenant, O Lord,and forget not the life of your poor ones for ever.Arise, O God, and defend your cause,and forget not the cries of those who seek you. Psalm 74 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsbyContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, December 9, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/ypfm8yec Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they shall have their fill. Matthew 5 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 perfectlyContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, December 8, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, December 7, 2021

AmbroseBorn in Trier in 339, Ambrose was of an aristocratic family and in the year 374 was governor of northern Italy, with his headquarters in Milan. Whilst trying to bring peace to the Christian community, with Arianism and orthodoxy each trying to gain the election of its man as bishop, Ambrose, known and respected byContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, December 7, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, December 6, 2021

NicholasVery little is known about the life of Nicholas, except that he suffered torture and imprisonment during the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian. It is possible that he was one of the bishops attending the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 325. He was honored as a saint in Constantinople in the sixth century byContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, December 6, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, December 5, 2021

Antiphon 1 Ant. You will turn toward us, O God, * and restore our life again, and your people will rejoice in you.Show us, Lord, your mercy and grant us your salva tion.V. O Lord, you have favored your land, *and brought back the captives of Jacob.You forgave the guilt of your people, *and coveredContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, December 5, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, December 4, 2021

John of DamascusJohn of Damascus was the son of a Christian tax collector for the Mohammedan Caliph of Damascus. At an early age, he succeeded his father in this office. In about 715, he entered the monastery of St. Sabas near Jerusalem. There he devoted himself to an ascetic life andto the study of theContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, December 4, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, December 3, 2021

Francis XavierFrancis was born at the castle of Xavier in Spanish Navarre in 1506. He was educated in Paris and, with Ignatius of Loyola, became one of the group of seven who took vows as the first members of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. Since preaching the gospel overseas was an integral part ofContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, December 3, 2021”