“O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.”
– December 17 “O Antiphon”
On This Date…
On December 17, 1936 Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian immigrant parents. He was the oldest of five children. He attended a vocational school and studied chemistry in college. After college he entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained a priest on December 13, 1969. He was serving as Archbishop of Buenos Aires when he was elected pope on March 13, 2013.
On December 17 every year, the Church begins the “O Antiphons.” The “O Antiphon” for December 17 proclaims, “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.” Pope Francis, now in his 80th year, governs the church with “strong yet tender care.”
– Father McLaughlin