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A Spark of Advent Light: A Retreat with O Antiphons

A Spark of Advent Light: A Retreat with O Antiphons

Traditionally, the Church prays the O Antiphons for seven days from December 17 through December 23. The themes of the O Antiphons, however, resound in the whole season of Advent and in the heart of every monastic.

This Advent eRetreat is designed to uncover the truths and wisdom within Advent’s journey of waiting and longing for the reign of God, a sacred time in the steady search for deeper spiritual wisdom.

The eRetreat is built around an ONLINE RETREAT DAY ON Zoom, Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The retreat day includes time for presentations, small group shared reflection and solitude for personal reflection. All registrants will also receive a video recording of the retreat afterward.

Then, participants will also be guided through the sacred week from December 17 through December 23, with a prayer and reflection shared each day on the O Antiphon in harmony with the Church who will be praying these particular Antiphons. 

Mary Ellen Plumb, OSB, and Katie Gordon, Monasteries of the Heart staff members, will co-facilitate this experience from their own appreciation of the wisdom and grace of the O Antiphons and their shared conviction that the insights born of solitude and honest, soul-deep reflection can provide a communal experience of spiritual nourishment.