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”

Oremus for Sunday, September 11, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. If a man wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.V. I will bless the Lord at all times; *praise of him is always in my mouth.Look towards him and be radiant; *let your faces not be abashed.This lowly one called; the LordContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, September 11, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, September 10, 2022

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and several other countries in the Commonwealth of Nations, died peacefully at her home in Balmoral, Scotland. We take this moment today to mourn with those who mourn, to give thanks for her faithful life and leadership, and pray for King Charles IIIContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, September 10, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, September 9, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2vr7jsu2 The Lord, the gracious, the merciful,has made a memorial of his wonders;he gives food to those who fear him. Psalm 111 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 yourContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 9, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, September 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 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 yourContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 8, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Constance and Her Companions In August, 1878, Yellow Fever invaded the city of Memphis for the third time in ten years. By the month’s end the disease had become epidemic and a quarantine was ordered. While 30,000 citizens had fled in terror, 20,000 more remained to face the pestilence. As casesmultiplied, death tolls averaged 200Continue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 7, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/n3y7n23f There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek:to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. Psalm 27 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 yourContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 6, 2022”