Encountered by Jesus

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Sisters and brothers, we are being ‘summoned’; we are summoned to an ‘encounter’, to a living encounter with Jesus.   This summoning, as Fr. Casey told us on Palm Sunday, asks that we come with our whole being: ‘our minds, our hearts and our feet’.  The backdrop for our encounter with Jesus during these days of the Holy Triduumis God’s love.  With Jesus love will always have the last word and will be his orientation towards us as we meet him in this present moment.    The horizon of God’s love that Jesus embodies, which is brought to the encounter, meets the present horizon of our lives.  We encounter the expansive horizon of Jesus’ life and consciousness:  an horizon, which embodies the immensity of God’s love and truth and overshadows the very limited horizon of our lives where we strive to expand our minds and hearts to be more Christ like in our everyday living and in the choices we make.

April 19, 2019 Read More

Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:1-9 Community Rank
Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Resp Ps 89; Rev 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Resp Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

Love one another as I have loved you.
IF I, THEREFORE, THE MASTER AND TEACHER, HAVE WASHED YOUR FEET, YOU OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER'S FEET.
These days of Holy Week present challenges for each one of us. Life goes on and we face daily crosses in the form of disagreements, tension, anxiety, aches, pains, tiredness, and grief. These 'daily pinpricks' make Jesus' words more challenging. Even so, Jesus says: "I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." We walk together. 

April 18, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of Holy Week

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 62 The Priests of the Monastery
Mass: Is 50:4-9a; Resp Ps 69; Mt 26:14-25

Lord, in your great love, answer me.

SURELY IT IS NOT I, RABBI?


We remember the infinite love and compassion of Jesus manifested fully in His passion, death, and resurrection.

April 17, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of Holy Week

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 61:6-14
Mass: Is 49:1-6; Resp Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength!
These days I am asking myself where I am on the journey to Jerusalem. On this Tuesday of Holy Week, the Gospel presents us with a variety of human emotions that all of us experience at one time or another:

April 16, 2019 Read More

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 60 The Admission of Priests
Mass: Lk 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Resp Ps 22; Ph 2:6-11; Lk 22:14-23:56

At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.


'When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table with the apostles.' Let's each one of us join Jesus at table and spend some time with Luke's account of the Lord's Passion. Pray that you may not undergo the test.

April 15, 2019 Read More
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