Oremus for Thursday, July 1, 2022

Catherine WinkworthCatherine Winkworth is celebrated as the premier translator of German hymns and chorales into English. Winkworth was born in London in 1827, but grew up in Manchester where she spent most of her life. Her lifelong fascination with German hymns and chorales began during a yearlong visit to Dresden, Germany, in 1848. Her firstContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, July 1, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pierre ToussaintPierre Toussaint (1766-1853) was born a slave in Haiti and died a freeman in New York City. He is credited by many with being the father of Catholic Charities in New York. Pierre was instrumental in raising funds for the first Catholic orphanage and began the city’s first school for black children. He also helpedContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 30, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Peter and PaulPeter has often been called the ‘Prince of the Apostles’ because of the words of Jesus re-naming him, from Simon to Cephas. This was the Aramaic form of the Greek word Peter, which means ‘rock’. Jesus said that on this rock he would build his Church. But both Peter and Paul came toContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 29, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

IrenaeusIrenæus was probably a native of Smyrna, born in about 130. As a boy, he had heard Polycarp preach, who had in turn been a disciple of the apostle John. Irenæus is thus one of the important connections between the apostolic Church and the second century. He studied at Rome, and later became a priestContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, June 28, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, June 27, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/wkte6j3s I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord.Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia. John 15 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 mayContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, June 27, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, June 26, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. Lend your ear and make haste to rescue us.V. In you, O Lord, I take refuge. *Let me never be put to shame.In your justice, set me free; *incline your ear to me, and speedily rescue me.Be a rock of refuge for me, *a mighty stronghold to save me. Psalm 31 Almighty God,to whom all heartsContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, June 26, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sadhu Sundar Singh Known in his lifetime as India’s most famous convert to Christianity, Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889–1929) would not approve of that characterization. He loved Jesus and devoted his life to knowing him and following him, but he never accepted Christianity’s cultural conventions, even as he embraced its stark original teachings. A modern SaintContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, June 25, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, June 24, 2022

Birth of St John the BaptistThe biblical story of John, the son of Elizabeth and Zechariah, begins even before his birth. His leaping in his mother’s womb is seen as a great alleluia in anticipation of the birth of his Redeemer and the good news of Jesus Christ is related in all four gospels asContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, June 24, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, June 23, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/yc5u5mp9 The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth;by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia. Psalm 33 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 perfectly love youand worthilyContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 23, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

AlbanAlban was a soldier in the Roman city of Verulamium (now St Albans in Hertfordshire) who gave shelter to a Christian priest fleeing from persecution, hiding him in his house for several days. Greatly influenced by his devotion to prayer, Alban received instruction from the priest and was converted. When the priest’s hiding-place was discovered, Alban dressedContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 22, 2022”