On the Kalendar: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

December from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

Thomas Becket was born in Cheapside, London, to a family of somewhat better than modest means. His father Gilbert was either a small landowner or a petty knight, who may have worked for some time as a textile merchant. By the time Thomas was born, Gilbert was a property owner, living on the rental income . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

O Emmanuel

23 December O Emmanuel by Philip Chircop SJ

O Emmanuel, by Philip Chircop SJ. P Antiphon for 23 December.

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

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