I Will Proclaim Your Praise

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“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of sisters, albeit still a bit bleary-eyed, has gathered to begin the day singing the Divine Office. The words of… Continue reading I Will Proclaim Your Praise

The Beauty of Compline

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Making a Daily Examen

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We are well into a new liturgical year and Lent is fast approaching! Isn’t it time that we have been diving deep into the mystery of God and His love for us? A necessary part of advancing in the spiritual life and forming a deeper relationship with God is to examine ourselves, praying that God… Continue reading Making a Daily Examen

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 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 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… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote — O Clavis David

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… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote — O Radix Jesse

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… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote — O Adonai