Oremus for Saturday, January 29, 2022

Lydia, Dorcas and PhoebeThe commemoration of these three devout women follows directly on the observance of three of Paul’s male co-workers in the Lord. It is a reminder that though the first century was a patriarchal time from which we have very few women’s voices, the apostles and indeed the whole early church depended onContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, January 29, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, January 28, 2022

Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas was the greatest thinker and teacher of the medieval church. He was born in 1225 and became a Dominican. He offered the church a deep theological understanding of the physical world as conveying divine truth, even though faith is needed for other aspects of God’s truth. His profound thought and gentle spiritContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, January 28, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, January 27, 2022

John ChrysostomBorn in Antioch in 347, John earned his nick-name, “the golden-mouthed” (Chrysostom), for his brilliant preaching. He was much attracted to the ascetic tradition, which became popular in the fourth century, and preached vigorously on the need for a disciplined Christian lifestyle. He was made patriarch of Constantinople in 398 against his will. HisContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, January 27, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Timothy, Titus and SilasTimothy and Silas are mentioned in The Acts of the Apostles. Timothy’s father was Greek and his mother a Jewish believer. Paul chose him as a companion for his mission to Asia Minor but had him circumcised because the “Jews who were in those places” knew that his father was a GreekContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, January 26, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Conversion of PaulThe conversion of Saul, the zealous Jewish Pharisee of Tarsus, into Paul, the passionate apostle to the Gentiles, occurred on the road to Damascus. Saul was on an expedition to hunt out and arrest all those he could find in the synagogues who believed in Jesus. A blinding light and a voiceContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, January 25, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, January 24, 2022

Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales was the Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva from 1602 until his death twenty years later. Since Geneva was the home base of Calvinist protestantism, Francis never actually presided in the city itself. This left him free to carry out his true vocation, which was to guide and direct individual ChristiansContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, January 24, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, January 23, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which contains all things, knows every language spoken by men, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.V. Let God arise; let his foes be scattered. *L et those who hate him flee from his presence.As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;Continue reading “Oremus for Sunday, January 23, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, January 22, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/3p25j5h5 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer;my God is my saving strength. Psalm 18 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 holy name;throughContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, January 22, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, January 21, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/4m8ka32t I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me,sing psalms to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 13 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 loveContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, January 21, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, January 20, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/n8f3hdcf All that you have done to us, O Lord,you have done with true judgment,for we have sinned against youand not obeyed your commandments.But give glory to your nameand deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy. Daniel 3 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secretsContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, January 20, 2022”