Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dec 23 – The last Antiphon

Tuesday, December 23  —    7th Antiphon  “O Emmanuel” O Emmanuel!  ruler  and giver of our laws, Hope of the people from across the whole world, Come to save us O Lord our God. Have a blest day. john sj … Continue reading

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Dec 22 6th O Antiphon

Monday  December 22  –  Pittsburgh to Detroit 270 miles across mostly northern Ohio.  Should be home by lunch.   Sunny most of the way.  December beauty. Have a good day. john sj Dec 22 – 6th Antiphon   O Rex Gentium … Continue reading

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Dec 21 — Winter Solstice 5th O Antiphon “O Oriens”

Sunday  December 21 – “ to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.” At Detroit’s latitude we will have 9 hours and 3 minutes of daylight, 14 hours and 57 minutes of night time.  Our shortest day.   Today’s … Continue reading

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Dec 20 – 4th Antiphon O Clavis David – O Key of David

Saturday December 20 2nd shortest daylight of the year.  Check out how low the sun is in the sky,  amazing angles of light through windows because of that. Blessings on your weekend. john sj Dec 20 – 4th Antiphon   O Clavis … Continue reading

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Dec 19 — 3rd Antiphon O Radix Jesse

Dec 19 —  “Steady your hearts for the Lord is close at hand, and do not grumble one against the other.’   1 James 5 “Veni ad liberandum nos Jam noli tardare.” “Come and liberate us Come now, don’t delay.” Today’s … Continue reading

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Dec 18 — 2nd O Antiphon – O Adonai

Thursday December 18 I am writing today’s post by candle & oil lamp light as DTE takes the first steps toward a renovation of UDM’s McNichols electrical infrastructure.  When power goes out,  the building goes quiet — no compressors,  no … Continue reading

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Dec 17 — The O Antiphons of Advent begin

Wednesday December 17  — “It is the 3 strange angels . . . “   D. H.  Lawrence D. H. Lawrence, of Lady Chatterley fame, wrote poetry as well.  Here is an Advent prayer if there ever was one. “What … Continue reading

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Dec 12 — UDM Employee Recognition Party at 3:00 pm

Friday Dec 12  —  “Intimate knowledge of the many blessings received”  Ignatius of Loyola It’s almost 5:00 am in Western Nevada.  I come here each December for a few days with my sister Midge and Jim, taking time to breathe … Continue reading

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Dec 10 – Malala Yousafzai and Catherine McAuley

Wednesday December 10 Today is Human Rights Day.  The Nobel Peace Prize was presented several hours ago in Oslo to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, two fierce advocates for children, in particular the right of all children in the world to … Continue reading

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Dec 8 — About the word “yes” Hafiz (Sufi) and St. Paul (Christian)

Monday December 8 –  “It was always yes” For years and years this passage from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians has stirred my soul.  When I lose track of it for a time and find myself grinding away and … Continue reading

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