SAINT PIUS OF PEITRELCINA

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 5:14-19Mass: 1 Timothy 6:13-16; Resp. Psalm 100; Luke 8:4-15
Today I remember a dear friend, mentor, and teacher, Father Paschal Cheline, OSB (1936-2015), who inculcated me with a love of and reverence for all things liturgical. In one of his classes, Fr Paschal offered a definition of liturgy: “The celebration of the presence of Jesus Christ the Lord among us in signs.” He also gave his students the definition taught him by his friend and confrere, Abbot Bonaventure Zerr,
September 23, 2017 Read More

Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 5:1-13
Mass: 1 Timothy 6:2c-12; Psalm 49; Luke 8:1-3

Mary, called Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and many others—the women who accompanied Jesus and the Twelve as they journeyed from one town and village to another. These courageous women continued to follow Jesus and were witnesses to his death and resurrection.
Lord Jesus Christ, grant us the grace to follow you wherever you go, just like these faithful women. Increase our faith. Help us to do your will. Amen.
September 22, 2017 Read More

FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 4:63-78
Mass: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Psalm 19; Matthew 9:9-13
It’s as if Saint Paul is cheering us on as we complete Saint Benedict’s chapter on the Tools for Good Works: “I, prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also call
September 21, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Tools for Good Works (con't)

Lectio Divina
SAINTS ANDREW KIM TAEI-GŎN AND PAUL CHŎNG HA-SANG, AND COMPANIONS

Readings of the day: RB 4:44-62Mass: 1 Timothy 3:14-16; Resp. Psalm 111; Luke 7:31-35
Day three of Saint Benedict’s tools for good works. What tool speaks to you today; how will it guide your words and deeds?
44You should recognize wi
September 20, 2017 Read More

SAINT JANUARIUS (d. c.305)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 4:22-43Mass: 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Psalm 101; Luke 7:11-17
Saint Benedict presents us with 22 more tools for good works. One might see some similarities between Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, and Benedict’s tools for today, for example, to not be addicted to drink, to be temperate, gentle, and not deceitful. Which tool will you use to help guide your search for God?
22Don’t let your actions be governed by anger.23Nor nurse your anger against a future opportunity o
September 19, 2017 Read More
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