O Root of Jesse A reflection given by one of our sisters on today’s Magnificat Antiphon, which invokes Christ as Root of Jesse. (If you prefer to listen, click the ‘play’ button in the box below). The shrub that was damaged鈥淥 Root of Jesse, who stands as a sign among the peoples, before whom kings shall shut their mouths, to whom the nations shall make supplication, come to deliver us and delay not鈥漌hen reflecting on this evening鈥檚 鈥極 Antiphon鈥 the image which came to mind was a shrub in our garden which was completely burned up in the severe frost and snow four years ago 鈥 nothing was left but dry wood. However, Jos, our wise gardener decided not to dig it up 鈥 he just cut it back to ground level, leaving the root intact. Ever since, it has fascinated me to watch it grow and come back to life […]