Oremus for Friday, May 27, 2022

John CalvinJohn Calvin was the premier theologian and leader of the Reformed wing of the Protestant Reformation. He was born in France in 1509. His father wanted him to study law, whichhe did for a time, but Calvin’s own passions were theology, languages, rhetoric and the literary sciences. Around 1534, he underwent a major conversionContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, May 27, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ascension Day Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/47syb79m You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;praise the Lord, who ascends above the highest heavens;his majesty and might are in the skies, alleluia. 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 weContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, May 26, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Venerable BedeBede was born in Northumbria around the year 670. When he was seven years old, his family gave him to the monastery of St Peter and St Paul at Wearmouth. He then moved to Jarrow, where he lived as a monk for the rest of his life. Although it seems he never travelledContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, May 25, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

William Lloyd GarrisonIn 1831, William Lloyd Garrison published the inaugural issue of his abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, writing: “I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. … I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND IContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, May 24, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, May 23, 2022

Nicolaus CopernicusBorn in 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus first studied law and medicine before serving as a cleric under the direction of his uncle, the Bishop of Warmia (in northeastern Poland). Copernicus first set forth his heliocentric theory of astronomy in a small work called the Commentariolus, which was not published until 1878. His argument that theContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, May 23, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, May 21, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/tf6eyvt4 We will ring out our joy at your saving helpand exult in the name of our God. Psalm 20 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 Saturday, May 21, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, May 20, 2022

AlcuinAlcuin was descended from a noble Northumbrian family. Although the date and place of his birth are not known, he was probably born in the year 735 in or near York. He entered the cathedral school there as a child, continued as a Scholar and became Master. In 781, he went to Aachen as adviserContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, May 20, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, May 19, 2022

DunstanDunstan was born near Glastonbury around 910 into a noble family. He received a good education and spent time at the court of the King of Wessex. A saintly uncle urged him to enter the monastic life; he delayed, but followed the advice in time, on recovering from an illness. Returning to Glastonbury, Dunstan livedContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, May 19, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2mak88dw The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole worldand that which contains all thingsunderstands what is said, alleluia. Wisdom 1 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 Wednesday, May 18, 2022”