Starry Sky
Watch this time lapse video of the night sky with shooting stars over our Church Jesu Fili Mariae recorded by Abbey friend Paul Gaudiosi. May it remind you of the ancient text "Dum medium silentium..." sung for centuries within the Octave of Christmas and bring back the wonder of this Holy Night. (Best viewed in full screen.)

Antiphonarium Benedictinum (1400)

Dum medium silentium tenerent omnia, et nox in suo cursu medium iter haberet,
omnipotens sermo tuus, Domine de coelis a regalibus sedibus venit.

While all things were in quiet silence, and the night was in the midst of her swift course,
Thy almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven from Thy royal throne.

Magnificat Antiphon and Introit for the Mass within the Octave of Christmas

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