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Veni Veni Emmanuel – Advent Music Video by Libera

December 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Seasonal Meditations, Videos

 Veni Veni Emmanuel:

for post on Veni Veni Emmanuel music video by LiberaVeni Veni Emmanuel: This is an Advent music video, with Latin subtitles, of the stirring music of the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel, which is a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons.  The first letters of the Antiphons are an acrostic which, in reverse, spell the Latin “Ero cras”, which means “Tomorrow, I Will Be There” or “Tomorrow, I Will Come.”  The “O Antiphons” are a series of antiphons prayed both before the Gospel readings at Mass in the seven days before Christmas and also before the Magnificat at Evening Prayer, or Vespers, during that same time. There some evidence, in old writings at a Benedictine Abbey, which suggests the use of the antiphons as early as the 6th century, A.D.  This particular version of Veni Veni Emmanuel is sung in Latin by the group Libera and it features clips from the movie “The Nativity”.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Jeanette

    So beautiful! Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace to men of good will! Thank you for this.


    That was beautiful. Thank you

  • LRooney

    The Veni, Veni Emmanuel video was gorgeous!  What a beautiful gift to open on the first Sunday of Advent!  Thank you so much – it is just the thing to begin to enter into this profound season.  

  • LizEst

    How beautiful! Let us prepare our hearts to welcome Him, our Savior and our Lord!

  • CLudwick

    This movie was done so beautifully.You couldn’t help but feel the glory of God as Jesus is given to the world and announced by the angels. This arrangement is wonderful. Thank you.

  • Guest

    this video is absolutely moving and beautiful! the voices were heavenly. Thank you sharing this with us all on our first Sunday of Advent.

  • Neil MacDonald

    Oh, to bring tears of joy to this 73 year old man on the first day of Advent. Thank you, Thank you.


  • LisaB101

     Oh. My. Goodness! Thank you! That was so very moving, it stirred my soul. My
    heart swelled with His Love and overflowed through my eyes. Thank you for posting this. I pray all have a beautiful joy-filled advent season. Merry Christmas!

  • Thank you for bringing home the awe and wonder of the Incarnation…

  • jrbarrytx

    This looks like a “cut” from the movie “The Nativity” done a few years ago and is one of the best movies I have ever seen and was done by a film maker here in Texas.  Those scenes and music are especially well done and truly bring alive the birth of Christ.

    • LizEst

      You are correct. There are scenes “clips” from “The Nativity” in it. It says so right at the start!

  • Oh, Dan, God bless you for bringing tears of the Joy of Christmas to this  old Grandma.  The scenes and the Music are truly Heavenly.  The Latin Hymn tears my heart with the  longings of “Times Gone By” of my childhood and the Wonder we felt during Midnight Christmas Holy Mass

  • Thank you! That was beautiful! How wonderful and so very humbling that our Lord would choose to come to us as a baby. To held and cared for by His creatures. 

  • Awesome video for Advent!!

  • Mary G

    O, wow!……! Sniff sniff …love this, beautiful..sniff sniff…wow! Sniff

  • judeen

     can you imagine the Holyness? when in the presence of a Holy Person 1 can feel it.. Mary carring Jesus..Josheph blessed to see angels too…it does not matter where 1 is..for God is all they needed…a contentment… a peace…. knowing God will take care of them… there is so much we can not see, or relate… because it is God who they serve…and the spiritual part only can be felt..

  • Stringtickler

    Why is everyone on board with this video clip and this movie? Mary DID NOT SUFFER labor pains. Why would you promote a movie that promotes a lie? One lie destroys truth. I am so disappointed in
    Shame on you.

    • LizEst

      Thank you for your concern. EWTN has a good write-up on this here: This quote is a good one: “…In the 1950s, Albert Mitterer cautioned against so emphasizing the physical quality of virginity that one lost sight of the goodness of Mary’s role as mother and her giving birth to Jesus…”

      May God bless you Stringtickler in this year of mercy!

      • Stringtickler

        I’ll take what the early Church Fathers taught and the following excerpt from the EWTN article you forwarded over anything Mitterer or anyone else since Apostolic times has to say; particularly the last clause: “…and the devotional sense of the faithful.”

        Thanks for your reply…I do not mean any disrespect toward you nor your website. But I continue to be very disappointed in what was posted and your defense of same.

        “Please note that the Church never has authoritatively ruled on the
        interpretation or specifics of . Moreover, on July
        27, 1960, the Holy Office (now the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the
        Faith) warned again discussing this issue in a way “…clearly opposed to
        the traditional doctrine of the Church and the devotional sense of the
        faithful.” “

        • LizEst

          This is Dan Burke’s website, not mine. And, this was posted long before I started doing this work. I assume he had good reason for posting it. Before I could engage in extensive dialogue about this, I would have to go back and review the movie and everything said in it and about it. People were excited about the movie because it was a movie on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please kindly review our Frequently Asked Questions here: Thank you.

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