Daily Extras

Ready to Lay Down Your Life

"The Stoning of St. Stephen" (detail) by Rembrandt

“But he [Stephen], filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, ‘Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’ But they cried out in a loud voice, covered their ears, […]

Justice, Mercy and Peace

"Parable of the Good Samaritan" (detail) by Jan Wijnants [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there is no cause for stumbling. But he who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the […]

Advent Reflection — It is never too late for God’s Love

The Annunciation of the Angel to Saint Zechariah (detail of fresco) by Domenico Ghirlandalo

“In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, […]

Daily Catholic Quote — O Emmanuel

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O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel (God with us), our King and lawgiver,the expected of the nations and their Savior:come to save us, O Lord our God!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 23rd) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Rex Gentium

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O Rex Gentium: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One,the cornerstone that makes both one:come, and save man, whom you formed out of the clay!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 22nd) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Oriens

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O Oriens: “O dawn of the east,radiance of light eternal, and sun of justice:come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 21st) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Clavis David

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O Clavis David: “O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel,who opens and no man closes, who closes and no man opens:come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 20th) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print […]

Daily Catholic Quote — O Radix Jesse

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O Radix Jesse: “O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people,before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication:come, to save us, and do not delay!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 19th) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Adonai

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O Adonai: “O Adonai and Ruler the house of Israel,who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bushand gave him the law on Sinai:come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 18th) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — O Sapientia

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O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, who came forth from the mouth of the Most High,reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily:come, and teach us the way of prudence!” (Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 17th) Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry