O Oriens

21 December O Oriens by Philip Chircop SJ

O Oriens, by Philip Chircop SJ. O Antiphon for 21 December.

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

O Morning Star, splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

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Winter (Advent) Ember Day: III

Nicolas Poussin Winter or The Deluge

Winter, or The Deluge, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). From Wikipedia.

O God, who dost ever hallow and protect thy Church: Raise up therein, through thy Spirit, good and faithful stewards of the mysteries of Christ; that by their ministry and example thy people may abide in thy favour, and be guided in the . . . → Read More: Winter (Advent) Ember Day: III

Saint Thomas, Apostle

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, by Caravaggio (1571–1610)

Almighty and everliving God, who, for the greater confirmation of the faith, didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight . . . → Read More: Saint Thomas, Apostle