Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17 -- Sapientiatide begins

The "O Antiphons", the special Magnificat antiphons for the seven days before Christmas (eight days, in the old English tradition) begin tonight.

O Sapientia, quæ ex ore Altissimi prodisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiæ.

O Wisdom, which camest out of the mouth of the Most High, and reachest from one end to another, mightily and sweetly ordering all things:  Come and teach us the way of prudence.

Fr Mark posts an excellent meditation on the first O Antiphon here.