Oremus for Wednesday, September 21, 2022

MatthewMatthew appears in the list of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to the gospel written under his name, was a tax collector. Mark and Luke called the tax collector Levi, and it has been assumed that they are one and the same. This occupation was despised by his fellow Jews as a betrayalContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 21, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/3jdmfueu You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven,endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste. Wisdom 16 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 holyContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 20, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, September 19, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/cye7pa7m Come to me, all who labor and are burdened,and I will refresh you, says the Lord. Matthew 11 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 holyContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 19, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, September 17, 2022

Hildegard of BingenHildegard was born in 1098 at B√∂ckelheim in Germany. From her earliest years she had a powerful, visionary life, becoming a nun at the age of eighteen, much influenced by her foster-mother, Jutta, who had set up the community and whom she succeeded as Abbess in 1136. Her visions of light, which sheContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, September 17, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, September 16, 2022

Edward Bouverie PuseyEdward Pusey was born in 1800 and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Oriel College in 1823. He became an expert in biblical languages and criticism and in 1828 he was appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in Oxford, the same year he was ordained. His patristic studies and firm adherenceContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 16, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Martyrs of BirminghamAddie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were getting ready for church services when a bomb exploded on this day in 1965 at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing all four of the school-age girls. The church had been a center for civil rights meetings and marches. Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/9jxj8mak TheContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 15, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Holy Cross DayThe cross on which our Lord was crucified has become the universal symbol for Christianity, replacing the fish symbol of the early church, though the latter has been revived in recent times. After the end of the persecution era, early in the fourth century, pilgrims began to travel to Jerusalem to visit andContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 14, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Cyprian of Carthage Born in Carthage in about the year 200, Cyprian was a teacher of rhetoric and a lawyer in the city before his conversion to Christianity. He gave away his pagan library and set his mind to study the sacred Scriptures and the commentaries that were beginning to proliferate. He became a priestContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 13, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, September 12, 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 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 magnifyContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 12, 2022”