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Dec. 21 Day 6 Solemn Christmas Novena– O Oriens O Dawn of the East

The fifth of the seven Great “O” Antiphons of the liturgy, that date back to the seventh or eighth century. These antiphons are chanted or recited at Vespers, or Evening Prayer, the Antiphon before the Magnificat. 267 more words


“For some people, the chaste life can raise a daunting question — a question a friend and fellow blogger brought up once in an interview: “Do you ever worry that one day you’ll wake up and discover you are forty-five, still single, and past your sexual prime?” 651 more words


The Snow Lay on the Ground

The snow lay on the ground, the stars shone bright,
When Christ our Lord was born on Christmas night.
Venite adoremus Dominum,
Venite adoremus Dominum. 130 more words


Why the Word Became Man

The Word of God was already in the world inasmuch as “the world was made by Him,” but unfortunately “the world knew Him not” (Jn 1:10). 145 more words


Gospel, 4th Sunday in Advent: Year B

Luke 1:26-38

Bede tells us that Gabriel means ‘strength of God’, and that this is a fitting name for one who bears witness to the greatness of God. 623 more words


Fourth Sunday of Advent

We are now at the last week of the Advent season, which means that Christmas is close at hand. For the past few weeks, we are told of the prophecies regarding the coming of Christ. 344 more words