Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

Lectio Divina
Thomas Becket, Saint and Martyr (d. 1170)
Readings of the day: RB 71Mass: 1 John 2:3-11; Resp. Psalm 96; Luke 2:22-35
God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son,so that all who believe in him may not perish,but may have eternal life.(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)
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Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 48:10-21Mass: Daniel 2:31-45; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:5-11


In today’s reading from the Rule, St Benedict speaks of the custom of reading an entire book straight through during the season of Lent (RB 48:15-16). Some years ago, I added the practice of reading a book straight through during the seas
November 28, 2017 Read More

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
In other years:Saint Mechtilde of Hackeborn (1240/41-1298)Medieval mystic, mentor to Saint Gertrude the Great
Readings of the day: RB 41Mass: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Resp. Psalm 128; 1 Thess. 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
They should each try to be the first to show respe
November 19, 2017 Read More

Tuesday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 36Mass: Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Resp. Psalm 34; Luke 17:7-10 Foot Washing on Holy Thursday
The readings from the Rule of Saint Benedict for today and tomorrow introduce us to today’s Gospel from Saint Luke. RB 36, “Care of the Sick,” reads in part: “Care of the sick must rank above and before all else, so tha
November 14, 2017 Read More

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), Patroness of Immigrants

Lectio Divina

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance celebrate the Feast of All Saints of the Benedictine Family
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)
 Patroness of Immigrants  
Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18
November 13, 2017 Read More
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