Wednesday of Holy Week

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 62 The Priests of the Monastery
Mass: Is 50:4-9a; Resp Ps 69; Mt 26:14-25

Lord, in your great love, answer me.

SURELY IT IS NOT I, RABBI?


We remember the infinite love and compassion of Jesus manifested fully in His passion, death, and resurrection.

April 17, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of Holy Week

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 61:6-14
Mass: Is 49:1-6; Resp Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength!
These days I am asking myself where I am on the journey to Jerusalem. On this Tuesday of Holy Week, the Gospel presents us with a variety of human emotions that all of us experience at one time or another:
April 16, 2019 Read More

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 60 The Admission of Priests
Mass: Lk 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Resp Ps 22; Ph 2:6-11; Lk 22:14-23:56

At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.


'When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table with the apostles.' Let's each one of us join Jesus at table and spend some time with Luke's account of the Lord's Passion. Pray that you may not undergo the test.

April 15, 2019 Read More

In Preparation for Lent

Chapter Talks

Next Sunday is Lent. This Sunday’s gospel could well be a good teaching to usher us into Lent.  It reveals Jesus’ remarkable understanding of the human heart and soul.  The gospel contains three periscopes and opens with: ‘Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit’ (Lk 6:39).  We may ponder Jesus’ question with: Who, then, is one who sees?  More specifically, who is one who truly sees his or her neighbor?  And Jesus gives us this reply using a metaphor: ‘Why do you notice the splinter in your brother or sister’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?’ (Lk 6:41).  How do we come to truly see another person?  The key in the parable says that we must first look inwardly at our own heart, at all those quick partial judgments that so quickly rule how we see and how we engage another person.

March 03, 2019 Read More

First Sunday of Lent

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day: RB 15 When the Alleluia Should Be SaidMass: Gn 9:8-15; Resp. Ps 25; 1 P 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15


The Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness.He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan;and he was with the wild beasts;and the angels waited on him.
February 18, 2018 Read More
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