O Rising Dawn

Daily Lectio

December 21

Saint Peter Canisius, priest, Doctor of the Church (1521-1597)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 64:7-22
Mass: Sg 2:8-14 or Zp 3:14-18a; Resp Ps 33; Lk 1:39-45

O my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the secret recesses of the cliff, Let me see you, let me hear your voice, For your voice is sweet, and you are lovely.

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O Key of David

Daily Lectio

December 20

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 64:1-6 The Election of an Abbess
Mass: Is 7:10-14; Resp Ps 24; Lk 1:26-38


Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

December 20, 2018 Read More

O Root of Jesse

Daily Lectio

December 19

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 63:10-19

Mass: Jg 13:2-7, 24-25a; Resp Ps 71; Lk 1:5-25

Be careful to take no wine or strong drink and eat nothing unclean.

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O Adonia, O Leader of the House of Israel

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 63:1-9 Community Rank

Mass: Jr 23:5-8; Resp Ps 72; Mt 1:18-25

He named him Jesus.

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Let us Rejoice

Chapter Talks

We have a beautiful lyrical movement from the Second Sunday of Advent to this Third Sunday: Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday to rejoice and give praise.  Like a musical composition, the composer’s main theme is building towards its climax, always with its immediate goal present in mind and heart: ‘the God who is coming’. 

December 17, 2018 Read More
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