Tag: advent

O Clavis David

Key of David O come, thou Key of David, come, and open wide our heavenly home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Radix Jesse

Root of Jesse O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny; from depths of hell thy people save, and give them victory over the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Adonai

Lord O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height in ancient times once gave the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Sapientia

Wisdom O come, thou Wisdom from on high, who orderest all things mightily; to us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in her ways to go. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Just a quick update

Posts of late have been few and far between. I have just been busy, busy, busy! Busy with homeschooling, busy with work, and busy with shopping. I am very happy to say that most of my shopping has been done online — that frees up a lot of time and gas! We’ve also been busy…

Candle craft for Mary’s feast

I love this Mary’s Candle activity from Women for Faith & Family: An especially appealing project for this Solemnity of Mary is to make a special candle. This candle can be made by attaching a picture or figure of the Infant Jesus to the base of a large pillar-type candle. You might carve a little…

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

Life’s been busy, and I haven’t posted to Sunday Snippets in a while. But, I am back this week with two Advent related posts: Waiting & searching A Visit from the Christ Child Be sure to check out all the great Catholic blog posts at this week’s Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. This is a weekly…

2nd Sunday of Advent

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of the Lord. — Luke 3:1-6

Waiting & searching

I was talking with some folks this week about decorating for Christmas. One lady had all her decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. Another had everything but the tree. Someone else was still “in progress.” Everyone has their own thoughts on how and when to decorate at this time of year, and we all know…

Our hanging Advent wreath

With a bit of inspiration from Charlotte, here is our suspended Advent wreath. This should brighten up this otherwise dark corner. Our wise men will soon be placed on a shelf just below. Get your Advent wreath prayers from Catholic Culture.

Links of the month: Happy New Year . . .

. . . liturgically speaking! Get ready, advent is just one week away. Following and celebrating the liturgical year with your family will deepen your faith and bring you all closer to understanding the mystery of salvation. Here are some year-round links: My own Liturgical Year page has lots of handy links to guide you…

Advent – Week 4

The whole purpose of these Advent pages has been to help us find intimacy with God in the midst of our everyday lives. So we have focused on using the background times of our days to create an interior atmosphere that allows us to wait, to hope, to come into contact with our longing and…

Jesse got a makeover!

Wildflowers & Marbles has created a very unique Jesse tree. I love it! I bookmarked Wildflowers & Marbles months ago when I happened upon her iCal – Demystified post. I knew there was a lot more to iCal. Mac lovers will agree – it is really amazing.

Advent – Week 3

Our week begins with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin. It comes from the first word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday. The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, “The Lord is near.” This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which…

Advent – Week 2

We prepare this week by stepping up the longing. We move through this week by naming deeper and more specific desires. Each morning this week, if even for that brief moment at the side of our beds, we want to light a second inner candle. We want to let it represent “a bit more hope.”…

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 1

The feast is Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, is December 12. Begin your novena December 4, and end on December 12. I will post the prayer for each day along with a different image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Novena to Our Lady Of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe, According to your…

National Night of Prayer for Life 2008

The National Night of Prayer for Life, now in its 19th year, bridges the feasts of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, and St. Juan Diego, December 9, to honor our Blessed Mother and to pray for the sanctity of all human life. It is a pro-life prayer service consisting of exposition and adoration to the…

Advent – Week 1

As we begin Advent, we light one candle in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world. It symbolizes our longing, our desire, our hope. Three “advents” or “comings” shape our desire. We want to be renewed in a sense that Jesus came to save us from our sin and…