O Radix Jesse

Apropos of today’s O Antiphon, O Radix Jesse, I’d like to share this photo of a beautiful altar found in a large side chapel of the Basilica of Our Lady, Help of Christians, in Wisconsin. Delicately carved into its travertine front is the Jesse Tree.

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Really exquisite work.

Here is a common translation of today’s antiphon:

O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

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