Praying the Advent Names of God

Tuesdays, December 6 and 13, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Join artist Ansgar Holmberg and prayer poet Joan Mitchell to reflect and meditate on the Advent names of God.  A blend of words and images will invite us to transform the traditional O Antiphons from the Advent Liturgy of the Hours into the context of evolutionary cosmology, opening new space for us to anticipate Jesus’ birth in our busy lives and our planet in peril.   

The practice of praising God throughout the day reaches back to Israel’s temple with dawn and dusk the most important times for prayer.   Vespers, the evening prayer, concludes with the Magnificat, the prayer Mary proclaims after she says yes to becoming the Mother of God.  Each dusk from December 17 to 23, an O Antiphon precedes the Magnificat, drawing on the scriptures of Israel to invite the long promised and awaited messiah to come.  Use what we pray together to shape your own or your family’s meditations, as we celebrate the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.


 Learn more about the O Antiphon exhibit on display at
the Carondelet Center December 5 to 31.

Purchase "O Antiphons" cards.

These cards are beautifully illustrated by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, with prayer poems by Joan Mitchell, CSJ. Each illustration has the original antiphon and its scriptural sources on the back.

View sample


Ansgar Holmberg is an artist and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.




Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD, is publisher and coeditor of Good Ground Press and author of Beyond Fear and Silence: A Feminist Reading of Mark and Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story.




WHEN: Tuesdays, December 6 and 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

COST: $40.00

This program is now closed for registration.

 Art exhibit can be viewed on the ground floor of the Carondelet Center.

Building Hours December 20 - December 31
Building opens at 8:30 unless otherwise specified

Tuesday, December 20: Close at 8:30 pm

Wednesday, December 21: Close at 9:15 pm

Thursday, December 22: Close at 4:30 pm

Friday, December 23: Building Closed

Saturday, December 24: Building Closed

Sunday, December 25: Building Closed

Monday, December 26: Building Closed

Tuesday, December 27: Close at 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 28: Close at 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 29: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, December 30: Close at 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 31: Building Closed