Oremus for Friday, April 1, 2022

Frederick Denison MauriceIn the same year that Karl Marx declared religion to be the “opiate of the people,” Frederick Denison Maurice wrote, “We have been dosing our people with religion when what they want is not this but the living God.” Like Marx, Maurice wanted to solve the questions of our complex society; unlike Marx,Continue reading “Oremus for Friday, April 1, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, March 31, 2022

John DonneJohn Donne was born in about the year 1571 and brought up as a Roman Catholic. He was a great-great nephew of Thomas More, although this seems to have had little influence on him, as he led a somewhat debauched youth and was extremely sceptical about all religion. He went up to Oxford when he wasContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, March 31, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Karl RahnerRahner was born at Freiburg, Germany, on March 5, 1904, into a devout Roman Catholic family. Karl joined the Society of Jesus in 1922 and became a priest in 1932.  He studied philosophy at the University of Freiburg.  There Rahner sought to expand his horizons beyond neo-Thomism. After completing a degree at the UniversityContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, March 30, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, March 29, 2022

John KebleKeble, born in 1792, received his early education in his father’s vicarage. At fourteen, he won a scholarship to Oxford and graduated in 1811 with highest honors. He served the University in several capacities, including ten years as Professor of Poetry. After ordination in 1816 he had a series of rural curacies, and finallyContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, March 29, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, March 28, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/4s87yty8 Remember your word to your servant, O Lord,by which you have given me hope.This is my comfort when I am brought low. Psalm 119 Eternal God, our judge and redeemer,we confess that we have tried to hide from you,for we have done wrong.We have lived for ourselves,and apart from you.We have turned fromContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, March 28, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, March 27, 2022

Antiphon Ant. Rejoice, O Jerusalem; and gather round, all you who love her;*rejoice in gladness, after having been in sorrow; exult and be replenished with the consolationflowing from her motherly bosom.V. I rejoiced when they said to me, *“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”And now our feet are standing *within your gates,Continue reading “Oremus for Sunday, March 27, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, March 26, 2022

Richard AllenRichard Allen was born into slavery in 1760 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Allen, his parents, and his siblings were eventually sold to owner Stokely Sturgis, whose plantation was in Delaware. The Methodists were already active in Delaware, and Sturgis allowed Allen to attend church. At the age of 17, Richard underwent a classic conversion experience:Continue reading “Oremus for Saturday, March 26, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, March 25, 2022

The AnnunciationToday’s feast commemorates how God made known to a young Jewish woman that she was to be the mother of his Son, and how Mary accepted her vocation with perfect conformity of will. It has been said, “God made us without us, and redeemed us without us, but cannot save us without us.” Mary’sContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, March 25, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, March 24, 2022

Óscar RomeroÓscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez was born in a small village in El Salvador in 1917. Ordained priest, he was known as a quiet and unassuming pastor. By 1977, amidst the political and social turmoil suffered by his country, he was therefore seen as a neutral choice to be its Archbishop. Courageously, however, heContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, March 24, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2p95hm74 Of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face.It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;hide not your face from me. Psalm 27 Gracious God,our sins are too heavy to carry,too real to hide,and too deep to undo.Forgive what our lips tremble to name,what our hearts can no longer bear,and what hasContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, March 23, 2022”