Category Archives: Advent

O Rex Gentium: The Shepherd King

Could these two roles- shepherd and king- ever go together outside the Christian world? In the Old Testament, David, the ultimate type of Christ, is a shepherd-become-king. In Ezekiel 34, the Lord declares himself the True Shepherd, and says: “Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out…I will seek…
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O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.         How beautiful that Our Lord visited not a perfect world that didn’t need saving, but one broken and disfigured by original sin, so that He might restore it! He did not come…
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O Key of David

O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: come, and bring forth the captive from his prison, he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death. A key is a symbol of authority. We are familiar with this…
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Rooting Ourselves in the Cross of Christ

A few years ago another sister and I took it upon ourselves to weed our strawberry patch, which was in its second year. When we looked at the pile of weeds, we felt pretty accomplished…until a few weeks later, when it became clear that we had pulled out the roots of some of the strawberries. …
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