Saint John Damascene (c.657-749)

Lectio Divina

Monday of the First Week of Advent
Readings of the day: RB 54:1-15Mass: Isaiah 2:1-5; Resp. Psalm 122; Matthew 8:5-11

St John Damascene, Defender of Holy Icons
LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY.                    
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Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

Lectio Divina
First Saturday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB 28Mass: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Resp. Psalm 94; Luke 14:1, 7-11
Charles Borromeo—a busy man! I am reminded of my daily commutes a piedi to school while studying in Rome. My route serpentined through the narrow streets and alleyways of the city. On Via di Ripetta I motored past the giant statue of Saint Charles Borromeo located in front of the apse of San Carlo al Corso, one of several churches in Rome dedi
November 04, 2017 Read More

Friday, Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 20Mass: Romans 7:18-25a; Resp. Psalm 119; Luke 12:54-59
The Holy Rule of Saint BenedictCh. 20. Reverence in Prayer
Whenever we want to ask some favor of a powerful man, we do it humbly and respectfully, for fear of presumption. How much more important, then, to lay our petitions before the Lord God of all things with the utmost humility and sincere devotion. We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction, not our many words. Prayer
October 27, 2017 Read More

SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:5-9Mass: Ezra 6:7-8,12b,14-20; Resp. Psalm 122; Luke 8:19-21
The Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenary Physicians 
Cosmas and Damian 

In our daily reading of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict, we are in the thick of Chapter 7, “Humility.” What is humility? Cardinal Basil
September 26, 2017 Read More
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