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.