Recognizing Jesus

Chapter Talks

‘Faith and Recognition’: could these two words together encapsulate what the Easter season calls us to?  From the second Sunday after Easter where we have the appearance before Thomas whose weak faith takes a huge leap when he recognizes Jesus in and through his wounds.  We recognize through hearing and we recognize through seeing.  Many of the resurrection gospels show us this: ‘They recognized him through the breaking of the bread’.  When the risen One says ‘Mary’ at the tomb, Mary Magdalene, through the voice calling her name, suddenly recognizes the person standing before her as Jesus.

May 12, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

Daily Lectio

Blessed Martyrs of Algeria, 19 individuals including seven Trappist Cistercian monks (d. 1994-1996)

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 45-50
Mass of the Memorial: Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Resp Ps 31; Jn 15:9-17
Mass of the Day: Acts 8:1b-8; Resp Ps 66; Jn 6:35-40

These are the ones who have survived the great time of distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

May 08, 2019 Read More

Third Sunday of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 21-32
Mass: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Resp Ps 30; Rev 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

What was the apostles response to the Sanhedrin's orders to stop speaking in the name of Jesus? And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus!

May 06, 2019 Read More

A Monastic Day of Prayer at St Agnes Parish


On Saturday, April 27, Sisters Claire, Karen, and Gertrude were gifted with the opportunity to lead a Monastic Day of Prayer at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, a ministry of St Agnes Church, San Francisco.

May 02, 2019 Read More

Friday within the Octave of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 68 Assignment of Impossible Tasks
Mass: Acts 4:1-12; Resp Ps 118; Jn 21:1-14

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
It's back to the normal routine of the daily. Simon Peter and his companions go to their fishing. They catch nothing. Maybe they were dozing off forgetting the events of the past days. Dawn arises and Jesus stands at the shore. The disciples did not realize it was Jesus. Do we recognize Jesus in the daily? In a smile, an embrace, in the child, the sick, the aged who needs our attention? 

April 26, 2019 Read More
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