Oremus for Saturday, June 11, 2022

BarnabasThough not named among the twelve apostles of the evangelists, Barnabas emerges in the Acts of the Apostles as one of the most significant of their number. He sold his estate and gave the proceeds to the Church, since all things were to be held in common, and clearly became a leader. He is describedContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, June 11, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, June 10, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/zdawzwm7 As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;I shall be filled with the vision of your glory. Psalm 17 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 Friday, June 10, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, June 9, 2022

Columba of IonaBorn in Ireland in about the year 521, Columba was trained as a monk by St Finnian and then founded several monasteries himself, including probably that of Kells, before leaving Ireland to settle on Iona, off the coast of Scotland. He was accompanied by twelve companions and the number grew as the monasticContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 9, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins SJ (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame placed him among leading Victorian poets. His prosody – notably his concept of sprung rhythm – established him as an innovator, as did his praise of God through vivid use of imagery and nature. Hopkins grew up in a devout High Anglican family inContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 8, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Seattle Chief Seattle commanded respect from tribesman and White settlers alike.  His birthplace was the location now known as Blake Island, in Elliott Bay, near the site of the city of Seattle. Seattle was a respected chief, war leader, and orator.  By the late 1700s the unfortunate combination of guns and epidemics had led to aContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, June 7, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, June 6, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2s4yt5an When I prove my holiness among you,I will gather you from all the foreign lands;and I will pour clean water upon youand cleanse you from all your impurities,and I will give you a new spirit, says the Lord. Ezekiel 36 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secretsContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, June 6, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, June 5, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. The Spirit of the Lord *has filled the whole world, alleluia;and that which contains all things,knows every language spoken by men, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.V. Let God arise; let his foes be scattered. *Let those who hate him flee from his presence.As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; †like wax that melts before theContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, June 5, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, June 4, 2022

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII changed the landscape of twentieth century Christianity. Born in Northern Italy in 1881, Angelo Roncalli was trained in Roman Catholic schools from an early age. After military service, Roncalli was ordained a priest in 1904. His passion for social justice for working people and for the poor was formed earlyContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, June 4, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, June 3, 2022

The Martyrs of UgandaOn June 3, 1886, thirty-two young men, pages of the court of King Mwanga of Buganda, were burned to death at Namugongo for their refusal to renounce Christianity. In the following months many other Christians throughout the country died by fire or spear for their faith. These martyrdoms totally changed the dynamicContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, June 3, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, June 2, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/555e7rrf How great is the goodness, Lord,that you keep for those who fear you. Psalm 31 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 worthily magnify your holy name;through Christ ourContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 2, 2022”