19 December, O RADIX IESSE

I could have chosen one of the many medieval images of the Tree of Jesse to illustrate this O Antiphon, but instead I chose this...

Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady in the Last Days of Advent December 18th is one of the liturgy’s loveliest old Advent festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that...

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...

Monks who are priests (LXII)

CHAPTER LXII. Of the Priests of the Monastery 17 Apr. 17 Aug. 17 Dec. If any Abbot desire to have a priest or deacon ordained...

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...