The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Daily Lectio

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
    
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary Days
Mass: Pr 8:22-31; Resp Ps 8; Rm 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15


It was in the first class I took on liturgy that the teacher, dear Fr Paschal of happy memory, asked each student to write down his or her favorite or most loved signs used during the liturgy. I remember writing "the sign of the cross" at the top of my list.

June 16, 2019 Read More

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord is exalted, yet the lowly he sees, and the proud he knows from afar.

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48 Daily Manual Labor
Mass: Gn 18:20-32; Resp Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11: 1-13


These words from St Paul's Letter to the Philippians proclaimed this morning at Lauds I find most comforting and encouraging:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

July 28, 2019 Read More

Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Sing to God, chant praise to his name: whose name is the Lord.


In today's reading from the Book of Sirach, the author tells us front and center to conduct our affairs with humility. Furthermore, those that are greater by way of having more gifts, more opportunities, more privileges and the like should humble themselves all the more. In the Gospel, Jesus relates the parable of those invited to a wedding banquet. Jesus tells us to take the lowest place, not the place of honor, for "the one who humbles himself with be exalted."

September 03, 2019 Read More

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Daily Lectio

O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
National Catechetical Sunday
In other years: Our Lady of Sorrows

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:33-40
Mass: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Resp Ps 51; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32


A word for today is mercy. Our readings are saturated with the mercy of God. We begin by using the words of St Paul as a lens for taking in it all in. Quite clearly, St Paul tells us: "Christ came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tm 1:15).

September 15, 2019 Read More

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Buona domenica!

105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, instituted by Pope Pius X and first celebrated in 1914
In other years: Archangels Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:24-30
Mass: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Resp Ps 146; 1 Tm 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31


Today's celebration is "not just about migrants", Pope Francis tells us, "it's about all of us, about the human family, called to build together a world more in accord with God's plan" (Twitter, September 29, 2019). In his homily this morning, the Holy Father elaborated: it's about "all those in existential peripheries, who together with migrants and refugees, are victims of the throwaway culture." What then is the Lord asking of us?

September 29, 2019 Read More
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