I am espoused to Him whom the angels serve.
Sun and moon stand in wonder at His beauty.
~from the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Eve of Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday
Rejoice, Jerusalem, with great joy,
for your Savior will come to you, alleluia.
Antiphon for Lauds from the Divine Office
for the Third Sunday of Advent
Everyone should open their heart very wide to joy, should welcome it and let it be buried very deeply in them; and they should wait the flowering with patience. Of course, the first ecstasy will pass, but because in real joy Christ grows in us, the time will come when joy will put forth shoots and the richness and sweetness of the person who rejoiced will be Christ's flowering. ~Caryll Houselander in The Reed of God