I remember Advent Calendars from my childhood and sharing them over the years with my own kids, Emily and Peter. Each day in December we would look forward to opening a window and revealing a picture, and sometimes a verse, relating to Christmas. This month I want to continue the Advent Calendar tradition by presenting a different Roman window each day. Here is the living room window of our apartment on Piazza Oderica da Pordenone.
O come, o come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
9th Century Latin hymn