Tag: advent

Advent Waiting to Learn Patience

Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – JOYCE MEYER On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It is entitled, “The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture.”  To… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Learn Patience”

Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery

It is now, at Advent, that I am given the chance to suspend all expectation…and instead to revel in the mystery. – Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Revel in Mystery”

Advent Waiting to Console and REassure

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Console and REassure”

Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength. – Paul Brunton, Meditations for People in Crisis On December 5th,… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Renew Inner Strength”

The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation. There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. – Celia Laighton Thaxter

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God -source of translation unknown

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay. – source of translation unknown

O Oriens – O Dayspring

O Rising Dawn, brightness of the Light Eternal and Son of Righteousness, O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. – source of translation unknown

O Clavis David – O Key of David

O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no one can close; you close and no one can open. O come and bring captives out of the prison house, those who sit in darkness and the shadow of… Continue Reading “O Clavis David – O Key of David”

O Radix Jesse – O Root of Jesse

O Root of Jesse, you stand as an ensign to the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths and nations will bow in worship. O Come and deliver us and do not tarry. – source of translation unknown