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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

O Root of Jesse's stem

The O Antiphon for today is: 
"O Root of Jesse's stem,
sign of God's love for all his people:
come to save us without delay."

I have Mother Stuart's points of meditation on the O Antiphons. She writes the Antiphon at the top in Latin and then develops three points. Today, I will take her third point which is on the last line: "Veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare." 
"His own words are: Ecce venio cito, (Apoc, xxii.12) though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come. He looks for a spirit of longing desire and expectancy."

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