Friday, December 17, 2010

The O Antiphons begin today!

Hi ladies! 

Just wanted to send this blog post that another woman sent me:

She has wonderful ideas and great background info on the O Antiphons! Please read- it is so helpful! I also wanted to share what we do for the O Antiphons in our home (beginning today, Dec. 17th)! This is so easy and young children can do it too!

 I bought gold posterboard, white cardstock, and red fun sparkling string! The children decorated the white cardstock circle we cut out for each O Antiphon and labeled each one (the one showing in th first picture is for today-  O Wisdom). We glued it onto the gold circles we had cut and punched a whole at the top of the gold circle to put the festive sparkling string through. We hang them on our windows near our table. We keep our O Antiphons facing outside and each day one of the kids turns over whichever O Antiphon we are celebrating that day! 

This is so easy and really doesn't take much time!!!! And my kids love it! Claire was reminding me several days ago that it was almost time to take out the O Antiphons!! At supper time each night for the seven days we read  a prayer for each O Antiphon. Of course you could sing it. We found the prayers in the book, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Domestic Church by Catherine and Peter Fournier. You may also choose to write the words in Latin.

I love celebrating with the O Antiphons. We have done this ever since Claire was about 3 years old! She and I made our first set of O Antiphons on paper plates. You can do this with 3 and 4 year olds! I love it!!! Happy Advent!!

Love,  Margaret


  1. What an awesome start to our blog. This is what I'm talking about! Great ideas, beautiful picture, gorgeous kids. You're lookin good Margaret!

  2. This is a great idea. The gold looks great and the view out your window of the snow and woods is beautiful! Happy Advent.