Oremus for Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Daniel EganDaniel Egan, a Bronx native, joined the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in 1935 and was ordained a priest. A turning point in his life came in 1952, as he was preaching in a church and noticed a woman in grave distress. She confessed that she was a drug addict struggling to kick herContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, February 9, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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 Tuesday, February 8, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, February 7, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/h3ebwvj2 To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God;turn your ear to me; hear my words.Guard me as the apple of your eye;in the shadow of your wings protect me. Psalm 17 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts ofContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, February 7, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, February 6, 2022

Antiphon1 Ant. Render secure my footsteps in your paths *so that my feet do not slip; incline your ear and hear my words;display your wonderful mercies, O Lord,Savior of those who place their hope in you.V. O Lord, hear a cause that is just; *pay heed to my cry.Turn your ear to my prayer: *no deceit isContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, February 6, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Martyrs of JapanIn 1597 twenty-six Christians (some priests or monks, but mostly lay folk, including three altar boys) were put to death near Nagasaki as part of a persecution aimed at wiping out Christianity in Japan. Sub-sequently, many more Christian converts were put to death. The teaching of Christianity was proscribed until the middleContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, February 5, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, February 4, 2022

Cornelius the CenturionAll that we know about Cornelius is contained in the Acts of the Apostles (chapters 10–11). He was the first Gentile converted to the Christian faith, along with his household. A centurion was commander of a company of one hundred men in the Roman army, responsible for their discipline, both on the fieldContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, February 4, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, February 3, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/p478xrzb To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame.Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. Psalm 25 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secretsContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, February 3, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Presentation of Jesus in the TempleThis day marks the completion of forty days since the birth of Jesus, when Mary and Joseph took the child to the Temple in Jerusalem. The requirement in Levitical law was for Mary to be ‘cleansed’, the completion of her purification following the birth of a male child. UntilContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, February 2, 2022”