Oremus for Saturday, March 12, 2022

Gregory the GreatGregory was born about 540 and became pope in a turbulent era. He used his great ability as an organiser to defend Italy against the Lombard invasions and to arrange extensive relief for the poor. He was responsible for sending Augustine to Britain, and wrote a text-book for the episcopate on pastoral care.Continue reading “Oremus for Saturday, March 12, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, March 11, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/ytnbfkw9 You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right;treat your servant in accord with your merciful love. Psalm 119 God of mercy,you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.We confess that we have strayed from youand turned aside from your way.We are misled by pride,for we see ourselves pure whenContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, March 11, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, March 10, 2022

Harriet TubmanSlave births were recorded under property, not as persons with names; but we know that Harriet Ross, sometime during 1820 on a Maryland Chesapeake Bay plantation, was the sixth of eleven children born to Ben Ross and Harriet Green. Although her parents were loving and they enjoyed a cheerful family life inside their cabin,Continue reading “Oremus for Thursday, March 10, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa was born at Caesarea in what is now Turkey around the year 330, the child of an aristocratic Christian family. Unlike his elder brother Basil, he was academically undistinguished, but ultimately proved to be the most original of the group of the theologians known as the Cappadocian Fathers. He wasContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, March 9, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/4a5jdna4 As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;I shall be filled with the vision of your glory. Psalm 17 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 have not loved youwith our whole heart and mind and strength.WeContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, March 8, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, March 7, 2022

Perpetua and Her CompanionsPerpetua, a young woman of twenty-two, her slave Felicity, and three men, all recently baptised, were thrown to the beasts in the arena in Carthage in 203. A contemporary diary details the events of their sufferings and witnesses to their willingness to die in order to fulfil their following of Jesus. TheContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, March 7, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, March 6, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. I will relate all your wondrous deeds.I will be glad and rejoice in you;I will sing to the honor of your name, O Most High.Ps. But the Lord sits enthroned forever; *he has set up his throne for judgment.He will judge the world with justice; *he will govern the peoples with equity. Psalm 9 Merciful God,youContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, March 6, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, March 5, 2022

Jean-Pierre de CaussadeJean-Pierre de Caussade (born 1675) was a French Jesuit who died on this day in 1751. He was appointed spiritual director of a community of nuns and decided to share with them his ideas on the spiritual life. The material was published a century after his death as Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence. The bookContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, March 5, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, March 4, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/r5j8et73 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.Indeed, the Lord is near. HYMN: David A Robb ©Tune: Pleading Savior https://tinyurl.com/3w3khc26 1 Living Lord of Love’s dominion,sovereign Saviour, bless your church ;call us still as your disciples —loving, serving, while we search.Gathered: feed our deepest beingprophet’s truth and godly nerve;scattered: let our lives’ fruitionnourish othersContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, March 4, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, March 3, 2022

John and Charles WesleyJohn and Charles Wesley were born in the early eighteenth century and were strictly educated by their mother. They carried this strict discipline into the “methodical” religion of the “Holy Club” at Oxford University. In 1738 each discovered the assurance of God’s free grace for sinners. Their message received little welcome inContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, March 3, 2022”