Category: Advent 2015

Adoring the Silence of the Word

Mother Mectilde de Bar (1614-1698) belongs to the family of great mystics who, like Saint John of the Cross, are content to remain in darkness,...

23 December, O EMMANUEL

Behold the Bread of Angels Sent Murillo’s painting of the Infant Christ distributing bread to pilgrims is an invitation to consider the mystery of the...

22 December, O REX GENTIUM

The connection between this O Antiphon and the “Doctrinal Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization,” published twelve years ago (3 December 2007) by the Congregation...

21 December, O ORIENS

O DAYSPRING (Zech 6:12; Lk 1:78), Splendor of Eternal Light (Heb 1:3), and Sun of Justice (Mal 4:2): Come, and enlighten those that sit in...

20 December, O CLAVIS DAVID

To illustrate the antiphon O Clavis David, I chose Bartolomeo Bermejo’s magnificent painting of the Harrowing of Hell. It depicts the Risen Christ descending into...