Monthly Archives: December 2013

all 7 antiphons

December 20,  All seven Antiphons One UDM reader/listener asked if I could send out the final three O Antiphons.  Sure.  Here they are but without comment.   I found a site that offers a link to each of the 7 Antiphons … Continue reading

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Dec 20, last work day of 2013

Friday,  December 20,     “O Key of David” “O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel: qui aperis, et nemo claudit;  claudis, et nemo aperit : veni et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris et in umbra mortis.” … Continue reading

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“O Radix Jesse”

Thursday, December 19  “O Root of Jesse” For a range of interpretations of the Root of Jesse, maybe start with wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Jesse.  Or just listen to the sung version and read the original Latin along with the English translation. “O … Continue reading

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The Advent “O Antiphons”

Wednesday December 18 Today I am indulging in a musical/poetry tradition most dear to me, the seven great “O Antiphons” for the closing days of Advent in the Christian tradition. December 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom) December 18: O Adonai (O Lord) … Continue reading

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December 17

Tuesday December 17 This last day students take finals this term; campus decompresses and campus intensifies: grading exams and processing the grades adds labor intensivity around the university — grades entered into student records; letters of academic probation and dismissal … Continue reading

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“Enough”

Monday, December 16 I had not encountered David Whyte until Mary Ann Buckley, a soul friend of many years and a poet herself, introduced him (http://www.davidwhyte.com). “Enough” reminds me of Mary Oliver’s “Waging Peace” (posted Dec 2). Habits of beauty … Continue reading

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a fear

Monday  December 9 I forgot to leave a bounce back message on my email;  I’ll do that in a minute.   A few days in western Nevada,  Carson City, where my sister and her family live.  A perfect time away … Continue reading

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Dom Helder Camera

Friday December 6, 2013 Dom Helder Camera February 7, 1909, Fortaleza, Ceará,Northeast Region of Brazil – August 27, 1999.  He was archbishop of Recife and Olinda Brazil from 1964 to 1985 during severe military dictatorship in Brazil.  He interpreted Catholic teaching with a consistent, fierce attention to … Continue reading

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simplicity within busy people

Thursday December 5 Lots of scrambling these days inside and across our work lives. Here’s one of e.e. cummings’ poems praising the timeless beauty that underlies our generosities and the demands they make on us. It could be called an … Continue reading

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Climbing city streets

Wednesday December 4 I read this Joy Harjo poem early yesterday, before word came out about Judge Stephen Rhodes’  Detroit bankruptcy ruling.  Hard news full of uncertainty, hard edges, and  promise.  We’ll learn how Detroit plays out in the local … Continue reading

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