Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Last Days of Advent

We are coming to the end of Advent. Today we begin our special Christmas Novena for all our friends and benefactors (that includes all of you who read this post). In addition to our specially sung Masses, we have prayers throughout the day, concluding on Christmas Eve. May we all long and yearn for a deeper relationship with our Lord.



Tomorrow we begin the beloved and ancient O Antiphons which date back to the 7th century. The antiphons are sung at the Alleluia of the Mass and as the Antiphon for the Magnificat during Vespers. The are composed of ancient titles of the Messiah, rich in Scriptural meaning.
As Lent has Holy Week, so Advent has this last week of special prayers and readings that we might enter in more deeply into the mysteries of Christ's mission.

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