Oremus for Monday, May 1, 2023

Philip and JamesPhilip and James appear in the list of the twelve apostles in the first three gospels but are frequently confused with other early saints who share their names. In John’s gospel, Philip has a more prominent rôle, being the third of the apostles to be called by Jesus and then himself bringing hisContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, May 1, 2023”

Oremus for Sunday, April 30, 2023

Antiphon 1 Ant. I am the good shepherd, alleluia;I know my sheep and my own know me, alleluia, alleluia.V. The Lord is my shepherd; *there is nothing I shall want.Fresh and green are the pastures *where he gives me repose.Near restful waters he leads me; *he revives my soul. John 20, Psalm 23 Almighty God,to whom all hearts areContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, April 30, 2023”

Oremus for Saturday, April 29, 2023

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 Saturday, April 29, 2023”

Oremus for Friday, April 28, 2023

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 Friday, April 28, 2023”

Oremus for Thursday, April 27, 2023

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 Thursday, April 27, 2023”

Oremus for Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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 Wednesday, April 26, 2023”

Oremus for Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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 Tuesday, April 25, 2023”

Oremus for Monday, April 24, 2023

Genocide RemembranceThis day is set aside in the calendar of the church to hold in remembrance those who have died and those whose lives have been severely damaged as a result of acts of genocide: the systematic and intentional destruction of a people by death, by the imposition of severe mental or physical abuse, byContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, April 24, 2023”

Oremus for Sunday, April 23, 2023

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, April 23, 2023”

Oremus for Saturday, April 22, 2023

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 Saturday, April 22, 2023”