December 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 all-day
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105


O Key by Ansgar Holmberg

The O Antiphons, are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions.

The O Antiphons, 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.

Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s images invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.

Poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.



Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, studied with renowned liturgical artist Ade Bethune. Holmberg’s color-saturated works are more reminiscent of folk art than conventional religious images.  Her art arises from her own spiritual journey and life changes.  Her interpretations of themes are not fixed in the manner of icons, but ever changing through time.


Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Carondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. See below for specific hours.

Building Hours December 11 – December 23
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Tuesday, December 11: Close at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 12: Close at 4:30 pm

Thursday, December 13: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, December 14: Close at 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 15: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, December 16: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, December 17: Close at 4:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18: Close at 7:45 pm

Wednesday, December 19: Close at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 20: Close at 4:30 pm

Friday, December 21: Close at 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 22: Building Closed

Sunday, December 23: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm