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Advent Week 4

Pour forth thy power, O Lord, and come: Assist us by that mighty power, so that by thy grace and merciful kindness we may swiftly receive the salvation that our sins impede: Who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  

Advent Week 3

We beseech thee to listen to our prayers, O Lord, and by the grace of thy coming enlighten our darkened minds: Thou who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.  

Advent Week 2

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the paths of thine Only-begotten Son: that we may worthily serve thee with hearts purified by His coming: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Advent Reflections

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Je Suis L’Immaculee Conception

Prayer of the Immaculate Conception O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her…

Happy St. Nicholas Day

Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas. If you are still looking for some fun activities for your kids, or just more info on St. Nick, head to the St. Nicholas Center. Don’t miss Paper Dali’s St. Nicholas paper doll who’s just waiting to be a part of your St. Nick celebration.

A Visit from the Christ Child

A Visit from the Christ Child is my husband’s adaptation of the Clement Moore classic, A Visit from St. Nick. Written in 1986, the year we married and started our own family, this rewrite puts focus where it belongs — the coming of Our Savior Jesus Christ. Help us put Christ back in Christmas by…

A beautiful ‘O Antiphon coloring page

Free ‘O Antiphon coloring page from Illuminated Ink: As a special “THANK YOU” to all our loyal friends and fans, we are making our ‘O Antiphon’ coloring page available for a very short time! You have until midnight, December 23rd… and then it will disappear again, until who knows when! Just right click on the…

Paper . . . rock . . . scissors

Skip the rock! If you love paper as much as I do, you’ll love these links! For tomorrow’s Feast of St. Nicholas, you will want to head to Paper Dali for a free, downloadable, ready to cut and color: paper doll of St. Nick Then head to Papertoys.com where you’ll find more free paper stuff…

Got candles?

Happy New Year! Tomorrow, Advent 2011 begins along with the launch of the new translation of the Roman Missal. Our Advent wreath is hanging and ready, and nativities, minus the baby Jesus, are up. So, are you ready?

Pleasing to the Lord

It’s a feast-filled week of Advent! Thanks to Jen at Family in Feast and Feria, here is a lovely coloring page of the Miraculous Medal. Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly…

First Sunday of Advent

O Lord, stir up Thy might, we beg Thee, and come that by Thy protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening dangers of our sins and saved by Thy deliverance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Happy New Year!

Just hanging around waiting for Advent

For the past two years I have hung our traditional Advent wreath. It is very pretty hanging and alleviates the problem of wear to put the big wreath. We keep ours downstairs where we say our nightly rosary, and table space is at a premium. Yesterday, a trip to my nearby thrift store yielded this…

New Roman Missal – Advent 2011

Use of new Roman Missal to begin in US at Advent 2011 by Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics in the United States will begin using the long-awaited English translation of the Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago said Aug. 20.…

First Communion JOY blog party

JOYfilled Family is hosting a First Communion JOY party in honor of Mary and all First Communicants. Share a First Communion post from this year or a previous year. The party is underway and continues till  June 8 so head over to JOYfilled Family for all the details. I am sharing the following: First Communion…

O Emmanuel

God-with-us O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Rex Gentium

King of Nations O come, Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of all mankind; bid thou our sad divisions cease, and be thyself our King of Peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Oriens

Dayspring O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.