The O Antiphons

The Lord is close at hand; Come, let us worship Him! One of the many joys I get to experience as a professed member of this Norbertine community, is the opportunity to Cantor for the Divine Office and Mass. On December 17th, the singing of the sacred O’ Antiphons began, letting us know that Christ our Savior is only moments away from entering into our world, so that we may know our Heavenly Father in the most intimate of ways.

How blessed are we to have a God that loves us so much, that He would want to take on flesh and the human condition, to dwell with us here on earth! Starting with the O’ Holy Wisdom antiphon, we acknowledge our limitations as created creatures and urn for the divine guidance that only Christ can give.

Speaking of wisdom, yours truly just finished final exam week at Immaculata University, and while I recognize there is a difference between wisdom and intellect, I’m blessed as an older student to be able to impart whatever human wisdom I may have on my much-younger and energetic student counterparts. All of my professors this semester have blessed me greatly with their expertise and dedication, passing on whatever they can, with the fruits of becoming a more well-rounded and knowledgeable human being.

However, none of this would possible if I didn’t have Christ Jesus to lead and nurture me through this academic experience, especially, when my Spanish class gave me such a run for my money this year…just kidding! God Bless.