Oremus for Sunday, May 1, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. Sing unto the Lord, alleluia; *sing to the Lord, bless his name;proclaim his salvation day after day, alleluia, alleluia.V. O sing a new song to the Lord; *sing to the Lord, all the earth.Tell among the nations his glory, *and his wonders among all the peoples. Psalm 96 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires,Continue reading “Oremus for Sunday, May 1, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, April 30, 2022

Daniel BerriganJesuit Daniel Berrigan, pirest, poet and peacemaker was one of the most influential voices in shaping Catholic thinking about war and peace during the past century. He died on this day in 2016 at the age of 94. Berrigan gained national attention for his work against the Vietnam War, including his participation in a strikingContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, April 30, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, April 29, 2022

Catherine of SienaCatherine Benincasa was born in 1347, the second youngest of twenty-five children. Pious from her earliest years, she overcame family opposition to her vocation and became a Dominican tertiary at the age of eighteen. Nourished by a life of contemplative prayer and mystical experience, she devoted herself to active care for the poorContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, April 29, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, April 28, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2rd5kjp3 I am the bread of life, says the Lord;whoever comes to me will not hungerand whoever believes in me will not thirst. John 6 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 Thursday, April 28, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Christina RossettiChristina Rosetti, among the more important poets of the nineteenth century, was born in 1830 to a professor and his devout, evangelical wife. Her eldest sister, Maria, entered an Anglican convent and her poet-painter brother, Dante, was a leading figure in the Pre-Raphaelite movement of the nineteenth century. She suffered from poor health mostContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, April 27, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Michael RamseyArthur Michael Ramsey (1904-1988) was the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, serving from 1961-1974. Prior to his tenure as Archbishop he was the Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of York. According to one Ramsey scholar, his theology was (1) based on Scriptures, (2) the church’s traditions, and (3) reason and conscience. John Macquarrie stated that Ramsey’sContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, April 26, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, April 25, 2022

Mark the EvangelistJohn Mark’s mother lived in Jerusalem, and Mark was a companion of Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas parted company, and Mark went with Barnabas to Cyprus. The rift between Mark and Paul was not permanent, for we later hear of Mark as a companion of Paul, andContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, April 25, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, April 24, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. Sing to the Lord a new song, alleluia; * for the Lord has accomplished wondrous deeds, alleluia;he has revealed his just-ice in the sight of the Gentiles,alleluia, alleluia.Ps. His right hand and his holy arm *have brought salvation.He has remembered his merciful love *and his truth for the house of Israel. PsalmContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, April 24, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, April 23, 2022

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) to become the United Farm Workers (UFW) labor union. Ideologically, his world-view combined leftist politics with Catholic social teachings. WikipediaDeeply rooted in his Catholic faith and its socialContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, April 23, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, April 22, 2022

Toyohiko KagawaToyohiko Kagawa was born in 1888 in Kobe, Japan. Orphaned early, he lived first with his widowed stepmother and then with an uncle. He enrolled in a Bible class in order to learn English, and in his teens he became a Christian and was disowned by his family. In his late teens, he attendedContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, April 22, 2022”