Category: Advent 2018

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 eleven 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...

Missus Est 2019

It is the custom at Silverstream Priory, as it is in many Benedictine monasteries, to gather in Chapter on the Ember Wednesday of Advent to...