O Antiphons

Christian tradition has prescribed the use of these readings during Advent. Starting on December 17th going through the 23rd one of these titles of Jesus is to be reflected on each dayhelping us to remember who it is we celebrate on the 25th. They have been used as the inspiration for the hymn O Come,... Continue Reading →

Prayer for the Week

Now, to God the Father, who first loved us, and made us accepted in the Beloved;to God the Son, who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood;to God the Holy Ghost, who sheddeth the love of God abroad in our hearts, be all love and all glory in time and... Continue Reading →

Throwback on Isaiah 40

Thus the prophet saith that he shall come saying, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." And he himself when he was come said, "Bring forth fruits meet for repentance," which corresponds with, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord." Seest thou that both by the words of the prophet, and... Continue Reading →

Wednesday with the Wesleys

Hark, how all the welkin rings,"Glory to the King of kings;Peace on earth, and mercy mild,God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all ye nations, rise,Join the triumph of the skies;Universal nature say,"Christ the Lord is born to-day!" Christ, by highest Heaven ador'd,Christ, the everlasting Lord:Late in time behold him come,Offspring of a Virgin's womb! Veiled in... Continue Reading →

St. Cyprian

The great third century bishop of Carthage was known for his writing and for his generosity toward the poor. Cyprian was a very wealthy man early in life and sold most of his possessions and gave much of his salary to help support the poor. His time was also a time of stress within the... Continue Reading →

Prayer for the week

Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in God's own work for justice. Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in my... Continue Reading →

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