Ways to Prepare for Christmas

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Take a break from all the busyness of the season and go a little deeper into the meaning of Christmas.

December 22, 2018 Read More

Praying the O Antiphons

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Listen to Sr Kathy's Reflections on the O Antiphons

December 23, 2018 Read More

O Antiphons

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At monasteries, the week before Christmas is marked by the singing of the O Antiphons at Vespers.  This tradition goes back to at least the 9th century.  By the twelfth century, the O Antiphons appeared in the popular Christmas hymn we know today as O Come, O Come Emmanuel.

December 21, 2019 Read More

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Daily Lectio

Human Rights Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 57 The Artisans of the Monastery
Mass: Is 35:1-10; Resp Ps 85 (Is 35:4f); Lk 5:17-26

Come, O Lord, visit us in peace, that we may rejoice before you with a blameless heart.

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December 10, 2018 Read More

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Daily Lectio

Pope St Damasus I (304-384)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 58:1-16 The Procedure for Receiving New Members
Mass: Is 40:1-11; Resp Ps 96 (Is 40:10ab); Mt 18:12-14

In the desert prepare the way of the Lord!

December 11, 2018 Read More
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