O Antiphons by Sister Mary Adrian

Come, Lord Jesus

We are nearing the end of the Advent season. Advent, that holy season of the liturgical year which trumpets God’s extravagant love for us, a love beyond reckoning! No matter how broken or seemingly hopeless our world may seem sometimes, the Advent messages are rich with joyous expectation and longing,…

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Chapel Advent wreath with Gospel book

Impelled by Love

The season of Advent is always a welcome and joyous part of our monastic lives. We look forward to all of the rich Old Testament Scripture readings that reawaken our hearts to the desire to be more faithful to our monastic profession: “Behold, the Lord will come, and all his…

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Advent-uring

“Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice from heaven,” says St. Benedict in the Prologue to the Rule. Christ is the Light and the Voice to which we are instructed to open ourselves. This “opening,” while it is something…

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