Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Lectio Divina

AUGURI
, PAPA FRANCESCO!CONGRATULATIONS, POPE FRANCIS!
WE REJOICE WITH YOU IN CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF YOUR PAPACY
THANK YOU FOR WITNESSING TO THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
Readings of the day: RB 35:1-11 Weekly Servers at Table and in the KitchenMass: Ezk 47:1-9, 12; Resp Ps 46; Jn 5:1-16
Do you
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Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time: Martin Luther King Jr Day

Lectio Divina
Maur and Placid, Disciples of Benedict Readings of the day: RB 2:33-40Mass: 1 Samuel 15:16-23; Resp. Psalm 50; Mark 2:18-22
January 15, 2018 Read More

Tuesday before Epiphany: Saints Basil the Great (d. 379) and Gregory Nazianzen (d. 390)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB Prol. 8-13Mass: 1 John 2:22-28; Resp. Psalm 98; John 1:19-28 Our Holy Father, St BenedictLet us get up, then, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say:It is high time for us to arise from sleep (Rom 13:11).Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears t
January 02, 2018 Read More

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 6Mass: Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a; Matthew 20:1-16a
In Chapter 6 of the Holy Rule, Saint Benedict addresses the importance of cherishing silence in the monastery. We read: “the disciple’s role is to
be silent and listen.” A most fitting prayer for today can be found in the Gospel Acclamation for Mass and Saint Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.

September 24, 2017 Read More

Prayer as Listening

Chapter Talks
ART: IVAN MESTROVICRecently we received some conferences on prayer in the monastic tradition by Fr. Daniel Hombergen OCSO.  I was moved by Fr. Daniel’s reflections of Enzo Bianchi’s book, Why Pray, How to Pray especially the chapters On the subjects of The Initiative God takes in relationship,“ and “The germinating of authentic prayer
September 18, 2017 Read More
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