Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

What are the “O Antiphons”?

By Father William Saunders at the Catholic Education Resource Centre: The “O Antiphons” refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Blessing of the “Bambellini” on Gaudete Sunday

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2013 / 10:24 am (CNA/EWTN News). The third Sunday of Advent is often referred to by its Latin name, Gaudete Sunday, which indicates that it is a day of ‘rejoicing.’ “In the liturgy, the invitation to … Continue reading

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