Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Blessed Joyous Christmas!

A very very very Happy Birthday my very Joyful King!

It is very beautiful to contemplate a very happy baby Jesus, who really was so happy to be born and who made (and is still making in Heaven) His Mother and dearest St Joseph (and all everyone in Heaven) and now us, too, feel so much joy at His coming!

This joy is amazing!
Deo gratias et Mariae for everything!

This Tintin cover is brilliant! (26 Dec 1946)!
This Tintin cover is also brilliant! (23 Dec 1948)!

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The beautiful Advent O Antiphons

The O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons that are prayed immediately before the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours (or the Divine Office). Each antiphon begins with the exclamation "O", thus earning their popular name of the "O Antiphons". They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, from Dec. 17 - 23, with Dec. 24 being Vespers of the Christmas Vigil. 

Each antiphon denotes an attribute of the coming Christ. 

Pictures were made by Neville Philip

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