December 23, 2016

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"O God of Humor, enable us to laugh at your mischievous plans. Life can become very serious during these cold winter months, and our hearts can become heavy and burdened with responsibilities, decisions and trying to keep everyone happy. Let us look for the funny things that happen, the unexpected surprise that catches us off-guard, along with the incongruences that we encounter. Smile, snicker, giggle, give a belly laugh, and spontaneously guffaw. You will be amazed at how God works through laughter."

- Sr. Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB

During Advent 2013, invited the sisters of the Monastery of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kan., to contribute O Antiphons; Global Sisters Report is sharing some of them again this year in Visual Life.