Lectio: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings of the day: RB 2:1-10; Ezekiel 33:7-9; Resp. Psalm 95; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20

It was during the celebration of Lauds this morning that a key to better understanding today’s Gospel came to me. As I inserted myself into the intimate dialogue between Father and Son in Psalm 50[51], it came through
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Lectio: Saturday, Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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Saint Peter Claver, Memorial
Readings of the day: RB 1:6-12; Col. 1:21-23; Resp. Psalm 54; Luke 6:1-5
Today’s Gospel prompted me to recall how my family spent Sundays when I was growing up. I don’t remember all the details, but there are significant moments that stand out. We piled in the station wagon and went to Mass, filling up the same pew
September 09, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Thursday, Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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Readings of the day: RB Prol. 45-50; Colossians 1:9-14; Resp. Psalm 98; Luke 5:1-11
One of the most beautiful verses in all the Holy Rule is the penultimate one of the Prologue: “As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.” Just thinking
September 07, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Wednesday, Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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Readings of the day: RB Prol. 39-44; Col. 1:1-8; Luke 4: 38-44
Today we hear of Simon’s mother-in-law and her response to Jesus’ healing presence: She got up immediately and acted, serving Jesus and others. In today’s passage from the Holy Rule, Saint Benedict calls us to make haste—to run and act in a way that will profit us forever. Now is the
September 06, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Tuesday, Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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Readings of the day: RB Prol. 33-38; 1 Thess. 5:1-6,9-11; Luke 4:31-37
In today’s Gospel those who heard Jesus were astonished at HIS teaching—HE spoke with authority. Their question: “What is there about
HIS WORD? Saint Benedict reminds us of our Lord’s teaching: “Whoever hears these WORDS of mine and carries them out is wise. These are the ones wh
September 05, 2017 Read More
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