Canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman

Chapter Talks

Today is the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman. He was a prolific writer, an intellectual whose heart very much balanced who he was, what he preached and what he wrote. I will share multiple quotes to support this statement!

To begin: “God has created me to do Him some definite service. God has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.”  

October 13, 2019 Read More

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Buona domenica!

105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, instituted by Pope Pius X and first celebrated in 1914
In other years: Archangels Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:24-30
Mass: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Resp Ps 146; 1 Tm 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31


Today's celebration is "not just about migrants", Pope Francis tells us, "it's about all of us, about the human family, called to build together a world more in accord with God's plan" (Twitter, September 29, 2019). In his homily this morning, the Holy Father elaborated: it's about "all those in existential peripheries, who together with migrants and refugees, are victims of the throwaway culture." What then is the Lord asking of us?

September 29, 2019 Read More

Our Free Will Given by God

Chapter Talks

As I was pondering what to focus this morning’s chapter talk on, I turned to the third conference we had from Fr. Michael Dodds for our retreat.  In staying with his theme for our retreat ‘The Hiddenness of God’, he begins this third conference with a reference to the ‘sin’ of Adam and Eve who now because of their ‘sin’ are hiding from God!  Fr. Dodds writes: “The point of the story is that sin, or acting against God’s will, was not part of God’s original plan.  It arises from a free, human decision.  But that decision initiates a new dynamic between God and human beings, who now try and hide from God”.  This new dynamic between the human person and God is a dynamic of ‘wills’, that of God’s will and that of the free will given by God to human beings.

September 22, 2019 Read More

A Summer Season Full of Grace

News

This Summer has been very full.  We have accompanied our Sr Godelieve in her transitus to Eternal Life.

We have opened a new Welcome Center for our Retreatants, Guests and Visitors

We have been graced by the teaching, deep spirituality, and wisdom of two Dominicans,  Fr. Michael Dodds, OP and Sr. Barbara Green, OP.

September 15, 2019 Read More

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Daily Lectio

O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
National Catechetical Sunday
In other years: Our Lady of Sorrows

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:33-40
Mass: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Resp Ps 51; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32


A word for today is mercy. Our readings are saturated with the mercy of God. We begin by using the words of St Paul as a lens for taking in it all in. Quite clearly, St Paul tells us: "Christ came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tm 1:15).

September 15, 2019 Read More
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