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The 'O' Antiphons - O Radix Jesse

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LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum ... continue reading


The 'O' Antiphons - O Adonai

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LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in ... continue reading



The 'O' Antiphons - O Sapientia

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LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad ... continue reading


What is Pope Francis doing for Christmas? Watch

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The Vatican has released news of this year's Christmas tree, Nativity scene and Pope Francis' plans to celebrate the reason for the season. ... continue reading



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Advent? What is it all about

What is Advent? The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming , so that in a sense we can lose the feeling of expectancy and joyful anticipation, because at the end of the season, everything seems to return to pretty much the same routine. If that is the case, then our preparation may have been lacking ... continue reading

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role."132 The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as "full of grace". In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace... continue reading


Advent Daily Readings

Daily Scripture Readings for Advent The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah. continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 5 - The First Thursday of Advent

Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 5 - First Thursday of AdventAdvent is a mini what? Why is it so important to treat Advent as a ... continue reading


If you want Christmas to be special, celebrate Advent! Watch

Of all the seasons of the liturgical year, Advent seems to be the most overlooked. Overshadowed by Christmas, Advent is forgotten and ... continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 4 - The First Wednesday of Advent Watch

Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 4 - First Wednesday of AdventWhat do kids know about Advent that we don't? Advent is a period of ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 3 - The First Tuesday of Advent Watch

Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 3 - First Tuesday of AdventA guest is coming! Are you ready?  For many people, Advent hardly ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 2 - The First Monday of Advent Watch

Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 2 - First Monday of AdventYou're going through trouble, but is it the right trouble?  Advent is a ... continue reading


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