End of the Year Retreats and New Year’s Resolutions 7

Hello, Everybody! And Goodbye for a couple of days. I’m going on an End of the Year Retreat. I hope to come back with some strong resolutions for the New Year, and hopefully turn over a new Biltrix.

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions …

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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…