Pentecost Sunday

Lectio Divina
How manifold are your works, O Lord!
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Acts 2:1-11; Resp Ps 104; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17; SequenceVeni, Sancte Spiritus; Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

Our liturgy is rich. We are blessed indeed. Jesus breathes on us and says, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and who sins you retain are retained." The love of God has been poured into our hearts through this Spirit of God dwelling within us. We burst with ALLELUIA!


June 09, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

Lectio Divina
Blessed Martyrs of Algeria, 19 individuals including seven Trappist Cistercian monks (d. 1994-1996)

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 45-50
Mass of the Memorial: Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Resp Ps 31; Jn 15:9-17
Mass of the Day: Acts 8:1b-8; Resp Ps 66; Jn 6:35-40

These are the ones who have survived the great time of distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 
May 08, 2019 Read More

Third Sunday of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 21-32
Mass: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Resp Ps 30; Rev 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

What was the apostles response to the Sanhedrin's orders to stop speaking in the name of Jesus? And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus!

May 06, 2019 Read More

Friday within the Octave of Easter

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 68 Assignment of Impossible Tasks
Mass: Acts 4:1-12; Resp Ps 118; Jn 21:1-14

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
It's back to the normal routine of the daily. Simon Peter and his companions go to their fishing. They catch nothing. Maybe they were dozing off forgetting the events of the past days. Dawn arises and Jesus stands at the shore. The disciples did not realize it was Jesus. Do we recognize Jesus in the daily? In a smile, an embrace, in the child, the sick, the aged who needs our attention? 
April 26, 2019 Read More

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 67 Those Who Are Sent on a Journey
Mass: Acts 3:11-26; Resp Ps 8; Lk 24:35-48

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

Peter's response to those who were amazed at the curing of the crippled man, 'Why do you look so intently at us as if we made him walk by our own power or piety?', takes me to the psalmist: Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name give the glory(Ps 115).
April 25, 2019 Read More
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