O Antiphons: The Advent Names of God & Dreamer on Her Journey

December 12 to December 30, 2014 | Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ


O Antiphons: The Advent Names of God

There are seven short verses sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. They each begin with the exclamation "O" and end with a plea for the Messiah to come.

These “O Antiphons,” as they are known, were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts from the Old Testament, which looked forward to the coming of our salvation. They form a rich mosaic of scriptural images, and became very popular in the Middle Ages. 


Dreamer on Her Journey | A Series of Four Dreams

Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, tends to her dreams by drawing and painting images from her dreams that are both personal and universal.  You are invited to follow the "Dreamer on Her Journey" and ponder "What do my dreams ask of me?"


 This exhibit is closed. For more information, visit the CSJ St. Paul website and view a video of Sr. Anscar discussing her art and work.