O Rex Gentium (King of the Nations)

LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. ENGLISH: O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and deliver… Read More →

O Oriens (Dayspring)

LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness… Read More →

O Clavis David (Key of David)

LATIN: 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. ENGLISH: O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who… Read More →

O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse)

LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare. ENGLISH: O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom… Read More →

O Adonai (Lord)

LATIN: 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..  ENGLISH: O Lord and Ruler the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the… Read More →

O Sapientia (Wisdom)

LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. ENGLISH: O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to… Read More →

How’s your Advent?

Hi Ladies! I just wanted to check with you all and see how your Advent is going so far this year. Are you managing to maintain a sense of peace and anticipation, despite the chaos this season inevitably brings? I… Read More →

Christmas by the Numbers

Has your household succumbed to the Christmas Crazies yet? I don’t know about your family, but right around the time they begin making Christmas tree crafts at the library story hour, my kids start bouncing off the walls with sugar-infused… Read More →

Are you a helicopter parent?

Last week, when I attended a parents’ meeting for my 13-year-old son’s basketball team, the coach explained that he has “closed door” practices. He said it was fine for parents to peek their heads in near the end of practice… Read More →

Why Taylor Swift Still Matters

DID YOU HEAR TAYLOR SWIFT HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT????? Oh. You probably did hear about that already. Perhaps I am late getting around to blogging about it, but I did download and listen to 1989 just days after it… Read More →