Prepare the Way

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The Second Sunday of Advent opens with the cry of John the Baptist out of the wilderness: ‘Prepare the Way’. This cry is intended to pierce our hearts so that we may be ready for the new unfolding life of ‘the God who is to come’.

December 09, 2018 Read More

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feast Day of the United States of America

Daily Lectio

Beatification of 19 Religious Men and Women Martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, including seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine murdered in 1996.

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:15-22
Mass: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Resp Ps 98; Ep 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

December 08, 2018 Read More

Saint Ambrose (337-397); First Friday of the Month

Daily Lectio

Friday of the First Week of Advent
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:1-14 Clothing and Footwear for the Community
Mass: Is 29:17-24; Resp Ps 27: Mt 9:27-31

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

December 07, 2018 Read More

Saint Nicholas (d. middle of 4th century)

Daily Lectio

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 54 The Reception of Letters and Gifts in the Monastery
Mass: Is 26:1-6; Resp Ps 118; Mt 7:21, 24-27

The Lord is an eternal Rock.

December 06, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:16-24
Mass: Is 25:6-10a; Resp Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37

The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.

December 05, 2018 Read More
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