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I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, "In God we live and move and have our being."  

—Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century

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August 10, 2022
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August 14, 2022

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In other years: Saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) 

Readings of the Day

Rule of Saint Benedict: Ch 60 The Admission of Priests to the Monastery

Mass: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Resp Ps 40; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53

Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [celebrated before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer 1) of the Solemnity]: Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16;16:1-2; Resp Ps 132; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28

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