Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Daily Lectio

In other years: St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Readings of the Day
RB: RB 64 The Election of an Abbot or Abbess
Mass: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Resp Ps 118; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; SequenceVictimae paschali laudes; Jn 20:1-9

I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia.

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April 21, 2019 Read More

Saturday of Holy Week (Holy Saturday)

Daily Lectio

Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on a cross.
JESUS CHRIST … SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.
(The Apostles' Creed)
On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb in prayer and fasting, meditating on His Passion and Death and on His descent into Hell, and awaiting His Resurrection.

April 20, 2019 Read More

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:10-19
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Is 52:13-53:12; Resp Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42

Those who have not heard shall ponder it.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.
HE SHALL TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY, AND WIN PARDON FOR THEIR OFFENSES.

April 19, 2019 Read More

Encountered by Jesus

Chapter Talks

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
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