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O Antiphons

December 17 marks the beginning of the "O" Antiphons an ancient part of our liturgy, dating back to the fourth century, one for each day until Christmas Eve. These antiphons address Christ with seven magnificent Messianic titles, based on the Old Testament prophecies and types of Christ. The Church recalls the variety of the ills…
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Immaculate Conception

Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The month of December is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first moment of her conception, by a singular privilege of Almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, our Savior and hers,…
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The Colors of the Advent Candles

The Advent wreath, typically a circular garland of evergreen branches, is a symbol of eternity and unending love. Four candles are arranged on the wreath, and one is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services.  The first candle of the Advent wreath, the prophecy candle, or candle of hope is purple. The…
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Prayers of Thanksgiving

“Dear Lord, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You in prayer. We give You thanks for all You have done, mostly for the gift of Jesus Christ, Your Son. For beauty in nature, in which we see Your Glory, for joy and health, friends, and family. For our daily sustenance, Your mercy and…
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