Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 32Mass: Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12: Resp. Psalm 46; 1 Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17; John 2:13-22

DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD,AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU?(1 Cor. 3:16)



WHOEVER FAILS TO KEEP THE THINGS BELONGING TO THE MONAS
November 09, 2017 Read More

Tuesday of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 31:1-12Mass: Romans 12:5-16ab; Resp. Psalm 131; Luke 14:15-24
Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is packed with wisdom for all who seek the God of LOVE and desire to grow in intimacy with Him. Saint Benedict knew this well; he profusely quotes from or alludes to Paul’s letter in the Holy Rule. Today’s first reading could easily be read alongside the chapter we reflect on for the next two days, that is, Ch. 31, “The Qualities of the Cellarer.” The seeker will easily not
November 07, 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

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 13:12-14Mass: Romans 1:16-25; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 11:37-41
The Pharisees are exasperated with Jesus’ breach of etiquette. How dare he have such poor table manners! I picture Jesus rolling his eyes while exclaiming, “Oh, you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools!”
Lest I be too quick to judge, I reflect on how often I am as foolish the Pharisees—when am I more concerned with how I
October 17, 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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