Oremus for Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Thomas KenThomas Ken was born at Berkhampstead in 1637 and educated at New College Oxford. He was ordained priest in 1662 and worked first in a poor parish in the diocese of Winchester and then at Winchester College for ten years. He served as chaplain to King Charles II for two years and was then consecrated BishopContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, March 22, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, March 21, 2022

Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury for twenty-three years under three Tudor monarchs, was martyred on 21 March 1556, when Queen Mary temporarily brought the English church back into the papal fold. Cranmer steered the church through the troubles of the Reformation and left an unparalleled legacy of liturgical writing in the Book of CommonContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, March 21, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, March 19, 2022

JosephAccording to Matthew, Joseph was a carpenter. He is referred to in the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke. His importance there is to establish Jesus as David’s descendant. Matthew and Luke also present Joseph as a just man, a devout and loyal Jew, who attends to the Jewish legal and religious obligations surrounding theContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, March 19, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, March 18, 2022

Cyril of JerusalemBorn in about the year 315, probably in Caesarea, Cyril became Bishop of Jerusalem when he was about thirty-four years old. There he nurtured both the resident Christian population and the many pilgrims, following the end of the era of persecution, who were beginning to make their way from all over Christendom toContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, March 18, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, March 17, 2022

PatrickAs a boy Patrick was taken captive by Irish raiders. After escaping, he trained as a priest, but felt a deep longing to preach the gospel in the country of his former captors. He returned as a bishop and, alt-hough faced with opposition and danger, he brought the love of Christ to the people andContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, March 17, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/y74x99eu Within your will, O Lord, all things are established,and there is none that can resist your will.For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth,and all that is held within the circle of heaven;you are the Lord of all. Esther 4 Gracious God,our sins are too heavy to carry,too real toContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, March 16, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/9jxj8mak The Lord is the strength of his people,a saving refuge for the one he has anointed.Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage,and govern them for ever. Psalm 28 Merciful God,we confess that we have sinned against youin thought, word, and deed,by what we have done,and by what we have left undone.We haveContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, March 15, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, March 14, 2022

Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was born in Mississippi in 1917. Starting at the age of six, Hamer, the youngest child of a sharecropper family, picked cotton. She was only able to attend school until the age of 13 because her family needed her labor. She married Perry Hamer at the age of 27,Continue reading “Oremus for Monday, March 14, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, March 13, 2022

Antiphon Ant. I shall meditate upon your commandments which I greatly love; I will extend my hands towards your commandments which I love.V. I have said, “O Lord, my portion *is to obey your words.”With all my heart I implore your favor; *as with your promise, have mercy. Psalm 119 Merciful God,you pardon all whoContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, March 13, 2022”