Category Archives: prayer

My One Word for 2013: Fuel

I didn’t eat dinner last night. Since my Crohn’s diagnosis, I have learned that sometimes it is easier not to eat, and last night was one of those times. I could feel some cramping and unease, and didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.   O Emmanuel, you are our king and judge, the One whom the peoples await and their Savior. O come and save … Continue reading

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O Rex Gentium

  O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save … Continue reading

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O Oriens

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in … Continue reading

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O Clavis David

O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O key of David and sceptre of Israel, what you open … Continue reading

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O Radix Jesse

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem Gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.   O Root of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent … Continue reading

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O Adonai

  O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Adonai and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning … Continue reading

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O Sapientia

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.   O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe … Continue reading

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For the loudmouths and the strivers: it gets better

Dear Preston Yancey wrote today about the temptation to fake our way through life, pretending to be someone we’re not, and it resonated with me so. I realize that the “It Gets Better” campaign was initially directed to youths bullied … Continue reading

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Listening to silence

What would you hear if you sat in silence? I just started reading Thirty Days: on retreat with the exercises of St Ignatius , having finally schlepped over to the Boston Public Library’s central branch to borrow a copy. I … Continue reading

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