Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

In other years: Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Unlawful Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 27:4-7; Resp Ps 92; 1 Co 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I am thinking of a boss I had nearly 30 years ago; a woman I still call the best boss I ever had. There was something that stood out among her many qualities. Although I would not have used the word humility then, I use it now. She had the humility and wisdom to surround herself with people who were strong where she was weak.
March 03, 2019 Read More

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 19 Our Approach to Prayer
Mass: Si 1:1-10; Resp Ps 93; Mk 9:14-29

The sand of the seashore, the drops of rain, the days of eternity; who can number these?
Happy Monday. It is raining cats and dogs in this neck of the woods. The rain is relentless. For comfort in whatever space and mood you find yourself in, the author of the Book of Sirach gives much beauty to ponder: All wisdom comes from the Lord and with him it remains forever, and is before all time … He has poured her forth upon all his works, upon every living thing according to his bounty; he has lavished her upon his friends. 
February 25, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 17 The Number of Psalms to be Sung at the Hours
Mass: Gn 8:6-13, 20-22; Resp Ps 116; Mk 8:22-26

I see people looking like trees and walking.

Men and women are eternally Beggars of Love … they seek a place where they can finally be loved but they can't find it. 
(Pope Francis, General Audience, February 20, 2019)
February 20, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 16 The Hours of the Work of God During the Day
Mass: GN 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Resp Ps 29; Mk 8:14-21

The waters of the flood came upon the earth.

Jesus has a question: Are your hearts hardened?

February 19, 2019 Read More

Homily on the Beatitudes – C, br. Daniel

Chapter Talks

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mountain, with His famous Blessings, is usually associated with the Evangelist Matthew, who gives the most elaborated version. But also Luke has his version. According to Luke, Jesus is rather descending into a valley – or at least towards ‘a stretch of level ground’. Though being closer to the earth, it is especially Luke who stresses the hereafter. Jesus speaks his consolation words to all those who appear to be unfortunate in this life: the poor, the hungry, the mourning and the suppressed.

February 17, 2019 Read More
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