Category: Advent 2017

18 December, O ADONAI

Moses Before the Burning Bush This is the central panel of a triptych painted by Nicolas Froment in 1476. It depicts Moses awestruck before the...

17 December, O SAPIENTIA

O Wisdom coming forth from the mouth of the Most High God, Your lordship is over all that is, stretching from the beginning to the...

Gaudete in Domino semper!

The image of Saint John’s vision in the Apocalypse (1360-1390) is by Jacobello Alberegno. I chose it because the Eternal Father is vested in a...

Gaudens gaudebo in Domino

A Meditation on the Mass of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Originally posted in 2006] Look at this extraordinary medieval painting that...

Tota pulchra

The Radiant Brightness of the Immaculate Virgin Mary How right it is that in these « cold, and dark, and dreary » December days the sacred liturgy...