Sunday, December 11, 2011

Advent Calendar 2011: Week 3 Sunday

Fountains of Rome
Fontana detta la "Terrina" - the Soup Tureen
in Piazza della Chiesa Nuova

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 ever faithful to your promises 
and ever close to your Church: 
the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior's coming 
and looks forward with longing 
to his return at the end of time.
 Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness 
that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope 
which his presence will bestow, 
for he is Lord for ever and ever.

From the Companion Missal:

The Opening Mass Prayer for the Third Sunday of Advent

1 comment:

Ann B. said...

This picture conveys simply but eloquently the role fountains play in the street life of Rome: serving as plaything to a child and providing the soundtrack to everyday life.