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Jesus returns: he breathes the Spirit upon and within us.  The Spirit was already given but now it is given through Christ in an incarnate manner where we know he is ‘flesh of our flesh’.  We ‘know’ in our experience that ‘we move and live and have our being’ in, through and with Christ, the complete manifestation of God.  In the book of Ezekiel we hear God say: “I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove the heart of stone from your bodies and give you a heart of flesh instead.  I shall put my spirit in you, and make you keep my laws and sincerely respect my observances” (36:25-27). 

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June 09, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

   

Saint John Fisher (1469-1535); Saint Thomas More (1477-1535); Saint Paulinus of Nola (355-431)
Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18 The Order of the Psalmody
Mass: 2 Cor 12:1-10; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:24-34

Everyone experiences diminishment in one form or another as life goes on. Diminishment can be the result of short-term or chronic illness, accidents, age, or injuries as well as emotional stress, grief, and temptations. During times of diminishment we experience weaknesses we never knew we had. Paul called his "a thorn in the flesh". Paul begged the Lord for his thorn to leave him. And the Lord answered, My grace is sufficient for you for power is made perfect in weakness.

June 22, 2019 Read More

Sr. Godelieve Theys. OCSO, June 4, 1923 - June 16, 2019

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Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO, beloved sister of Redwoods Monastery died on June 16th, Trinity Sunday, just 12 days after her 96thbirthday.

(Shown above: Sr. Godelieve at her 96th birthday celebration, 2019)

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June 16, 2019 Read More

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Daily Lectio

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary Days
Mass: Pr 8:22-31; Resp Ps 8; Rm 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15


It was in the first class I took on liturgy that the teacher, dear Fr Paschal of happy memory, asked each student to write down his or her favorite or most loved signs used during the liturgy. I remember writing "the sign of the cross" at the top of my list.

June 16, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills.
  
Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 12 The Celebration of Solemn Lauds
Mass: 2 Cor 5:14-21; Resp Ps 103; Mt 5:33-37
Reflections stem from something the Holy Father said in a homily today, one he preached at the funeral Mass for the former papal nuncio to Argentina, Léon Kalenge. As reported by Vatican News: "In His farewell, Jesus gives us hope when He tells us: 'I am going to prepare a place for you'

June 15, 2019 Read More

Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. 
     
Blessed Gerard of Clairvaux, older brother of Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1138)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 11 Vigils or Night Office on Sunday
Mass: 2 Cor 4:7-17; Resp Ps 116; Mt 5:27-32
Looking to today's passage from St Paul's second Letter to the Corinthians, there are days when each of us feels afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, or struck down, perhaps due to present circumstances or the wounds we carry from the past. We are not constrained, driven to despair, abandoned or destroyed, though, for we are always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.May we remember that we never know what people carry, whether in the way of joys or sorrows. So let us build the Body of Christ and be loving and merciful towards one another.

June 14, 2019 Read More
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