Saint John Damascene, Doctor of the Church (7th-8th century)

Daily Lectio

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:1-15 The Reception of Guests
Mass: Is 11:1-10; Resp Ps 72; Lk 10:21-24

I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.

December 04, 2018 Read More

Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552)

Daily Lectio

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 52 The Oratory of the Monastery
Mass: Is 2:1-5; Resp Ps 122; Mt 8:5-11

Come and save us, Lord our God; let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.

December 03, 2018 Read More

First Sunday of Advent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 51 Those on Local Errands or Work
Mass: Jr 33:14-16; 1 Th 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.

December 02, 2018 Read More

The Entry of Eternity into Time

Chapter Talks

In our relation to the ‘God who is to come’ how do we wait? What is the interior demeanor that is asked of each of us if we are to receive this new manifestation of God’s life within us and in our midst? With our liturgy we have taken the first step into Advent; we are blessed to have these days to quiet down inside, to listen, to let go, to wait with our deepest longing.

December 02, 2018 Read More

Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday of the Month

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 50 Those Working at a Distance or Traveling
Mass: Rev 22:1-7; Resp Ps 95 (1 Co 16:22b; see Rev 22:20c); Lk 21:34-36

Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy with carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.

December 01, 2018 Read More
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