Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dec 24 – Xtmas Eve 2946, Marinette Wisconsin

Sunday December 24, 2017 December 24, 2016 This photo was taken, probably by my Dad, in 1946.  Dr. Redeman, a family friend, was Santa. He visited the homes of parents with children on Christmas Eve in our small town. Three … Continue reading

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“O Emmanuel” Dec 23 O Antipihon # 7

Dec 23  – O Antiphone # 7   “O Emmanuel”   Saturday, December 23 Saturday before Christmas,   blessings from campus john sj O Antiphon #7   O Emmanuel – O With Us is God O Emmanuel, our King and Giver … Continue reading

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Dec 22 – 6th Antiphon O Rex Gentium – O King of the Nations

Friday, December 22 Friday before Christmas O Antiphon # 6   O Antiphon #6   O Rex Gentium – O King of the Nations O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed … Continue reading

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Dec Solstice 5th O Antiphon

Dec 21 shortest daylight = solstice Posted on December 21, 2016 by mission-and-identity Thursday,  December 21  –  O Oriens” 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. … Continue reading

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Antiphon # 4 “O Key of David”

Wednesday December 20 Yesterday, after our weekly senior management meeting, I set out on an Advent ritual I love.   I drove down the Ohio Turnpike — pretty ratty construction in 3 places before I settled onto I 80 — … Continue reading

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3rd Antiphon O Root of Jesse

Dec 19 — 3rd Antiphon O Radix Jesse Posted on December 19, 2014 by 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 … Continue reading

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2nd Antiphon “O Adonai”

Monday, December 18  –  “to ease attention off when overtight” We are 4 days out from the winter solstice, the shortest day, the sun rising as far south as it gets before turning round to begin its 6 months march … Continue reading

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The first “O Antiphon” to begin the fold Advent toward Christmas

Sunday December 17  — “It is the 3 strange angels . . . ” The “O Antiphons” are one of the few song sets from the Breviary of the monastic liturgical hours.  They bring holy wisdom to bear on this year’s … Continue reading

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Dec 15 – “These things must be seen and must be told” — Pope Francis to 31 Jesuits in Myanmar

Friday, December 15 Pope Francis has adopted the practice of visiting with Jesuits who live and work in each country to which he makes a formal visit.  Last November 29 he met with  31 Jesuits in Myanmar and, on December … Continue reading

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Dec 13 — two starlings improbably dancing

Wednesday December 13 “that’s what got me to face into the wind’s teeth” I woke this morning with a taste of joy on my tongue;   that turned me toward William  Carlos Williams bringing two starlings into my imagination, alive … Continue reading

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