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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

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord is exalted, yet the lowly he sees, and the proud he knows from afar.

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48 Daily Manual Labor
Mass: Gn 18:20-32; Resp Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11: 1-13


These words from St Paul's Letter to the Philippians proclaimed this morning at Lauds I find most comforting and encouraging:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

July 28, 2019 Read More

Farewell to Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO

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Birth is a miracle. Death is mystery.  Our lives move between these two realities, realities that are immersed in God, that point to our spiritual journey through, with and in the Divine Life and Mystery.

June 30, 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
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