Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Saint Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor (d. 367)Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the day: RB 2:23-29Mass: 1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a; Resp. Psalm 21; Mark 2:13-17


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While studying in Rome, one of my favorite walkabouts included the area of Via della Scrofa. Things were happening t
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Monday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 48:1-9Mass: Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:1-4
She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.
The magnanimity of the poor widow makes me questionwhether or not I’ve given up everything to follow Christ.
There but for the grace of God go I.

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Saint Anthony Mary Claret (d. 1870)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 18:12-19Mass: Romans 5:12,15b,17-19,20b-21; Resp. Psalm 40; Luke 12:35-38

The WORD is incisive:
Gird your loins; light your lamps.Blessed are those whom the Master finds vigilant.
Are you ready?If not, why?


SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET, PRAY FOR US.
October 24, 2017 Read More

Saint John of Capistrano

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-11; Resp. Psalm (Luke 1); Luke 12:13-21
Too much stuff? Do not fear, storage is here—mini-warehouses, self-storage, mini-storage, storage containers, public storage—storage everywhere! Today’s gospel makes me think of all the stuff we have accumulated. There’s clutter here and clutter there; now we’ve nowhere to put it. I recently lived near a new housing development. On weekends the neighborhood was part of my running route. It was amazing how many houses could be buil
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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
In other years: Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Readings of the day: RB 18:1-6Mass: Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Resp. Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Luke 22:15-21
I tend to sit up straighter when I read, “Thus says the Lord.” Today, like all days, the words of the Lord are powerful—yet what God says to Cyrus, king of Persia, are awe-inspiring:
I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides me!
The God who called Cyrus, giving him the title, “anointed;”the Go
October 22, 2017 Read More
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