Fifth Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:1-14 Clothing and Footwear for the Community
Mass: Is 43:16-21; Resp Ps 126; Ph 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 or readings for Year A: Ezk 37:12-14; Resp Ps 130; Rm 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
April 07, 2019 Read More

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 45 Mistakes in the Oratory
Mass: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Resp Ps 40; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
March 25, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 34 Distribution of Goods According to Need
Mass: Is 55:10-11; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:7-15
From the heavens the rain and snow come down.

We hear the verses on prayer omitted from the Gospel proclaimed on Ash Wednesday. Last week, Jesus told us to pray in secret so that others don't see us. It is the Father who sees in secret who will repay us.

March 14, 2019 Read More

First Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Property of the Monastery
Mass: Dt 26:4-10; Resp Ps 92; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

In today's Angelus Address, the Holy Father related the three temptations Jesus faced in the desert to 'three paths the world proposes, promising great success.

March 10, 2019 Read More

Ash Wednesday 2019

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp Ps 51; 2 Co 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Welcome to Ash Wednesday. 

First, with nostalgia, I recall the days of my youth when today's Gospel was proclaimed on Ash Wednesday. Those were the days when I played Mass in my room. I was the altar boy.  Jesus' words to His disciples made me stand up straighter. They continue to have the same effect
March 07, 2019 Read More
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