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Relevant Catholic Divine Inspirations and Holy Lights
O SHEPHERD that rules Israel, Thou that leads Joseph like a sheep:
     Come to guide and comfort us.
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O WISDOM that comes out of the mouth of the Most High, that reaches from one end to another, and orders all things mightily and sweetly:
     Come to teach us the way of prudence!.
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O LORD, and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who did appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gave him the law of Sinai:
     Come to redeem us with outstretched arms!
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O ROOT OF JESSE, which stands for an ensign of the people, at Whom the kings shall shut their mouths, Whom the Gentiles shall seek:
     Come to deliver us, do not delay.
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O KEY OF DAVID, and Sceptre of the house of Israel, that opens and no man shuts, and shuts and no man opens:
     Come to liberate the prisoner from prison and those who sit in darkness, and in
     the shadow of death.
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O RISING SUN, Brightness of the everlasting light, Son of Justice:
     Come to give light to those that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O KING of the Nations, yea, and desire there-of! O Corner-stone, that makes of two one:
     Come to save man, whom Thou has made out of the dust of the earth!
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O EMMANUEL, Our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof,
     Come to save us, O Lord our God!
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
O THOU that sits upon the cherubim, God of hosts:
     Come show Thy face, and we shall be saved.
          Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory by to the Father...
Indulgence of 300 days, each day. - Pius VIII. July 9, 1830
A novena is a prayer for nine days, prayed as preparation for some particular feast or in order to obtain some special favor. The model and the first of all novenas was that made in the Cenacle after the Ascension of Our Lord, by the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin in preparation for the coming of the Holy Ghost.
The earliest recorded ecclesiastical novena, is the Christmas Novena, which commemorates the nine months during which the Christ-child was carried in the womb of His Mother.
Each of the seven O Antiphons address Jesus with a title, which comes from the prophecies of Isaiah that anticipate the coming of the Messiah. The first letters of the titles in the original Latin in reverse order spell "Ero Cras," meaning . . .
PRAY THE CHRISTMAS NOVENA FOR THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
December 16-24 - A Novena for Christmas based on the seven O Antiphons
 
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