O Rex Gentium, Today’s O Antiphon Reply

O King of the nations, and their desire, the cornerstone making both one: Come and save the human race, which you fashioned from clay.

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. More…

Paradoxical O Antiphon: O Root (and Fruit) of Jesse 7

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths, to you the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.

Today’s O Antiphon stems from to verses from the book of the prophet Isaiah: More…

O Adonai 3

O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

When the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush, he revealed himself as “I AM,” in Hebrew, YHWH. Then he added: More…

O Antiphons During the Christmas Novena 3

God Is With Us

God Is With Us

During the last 9 days before Christmas, the Christmas Novena, the Church invites us to meditate on the Incarnation of the Son of God and his coming to us as a child born of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Church has special prayers during these days called the O Antiphons, which are prayed each night along with the Magnificat during Evening Prayer for the Liturgy of the Hours. More…

O Wisdom, O Sapientia, Today’s O Antiphon Reply

Sede Sapientiae, ora pro nobis

Sede Sapientiae, ora pro nobis

“The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:2-3)

Today, the Church contemplates the Incarnation of Divine Wisdom, who is the Word of God. More…

Advent Tip: Reach Out 1

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The world is smaller. We travel great distances easily; social media connects us; we know immediately everything that is going on. Yet, paradoxically, many people feel more lonely than ever.

Mary, after the Annunciation, teaches us a valuable lesson. She traveled through the hill county to bring the good news to Elizabeth, not an easy journey for anyone, especially a young pregnant girl. The joy and light of Christ needs to be shared.

It might be a good idea to stop and ask ourselves, More…