Tuesday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 34 Distribution of Goods According to Need
Mass: Is 55:10-11; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:7-15
From the heavens the rain and snow come down.

We hear the verses on prayer omitted from the Gospel proclaimed on Ash Wednesday. Last week, Jesus told us to pray in secret so that others don't see us. It is the Father who sees in secret who will repay us.

March 14, 2019 Read More

The First Sunday of Lent

News

Father Peter McCarthy, OCSO, Abbot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey is visiting us for a few days from Oregon.  Today at Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Abbot Peter used a poem from Denise Levertov to frame his homily on the temptations of Christ and our temptations.

"Jesus comes to us through the holes in our lives, not through the filled places..."  Listen to Fr Peter's entire homily here.

March 10, 2019 Read More

First Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Property of the Monastery
Mass: Dt 26:4-10; Resp Ps 92; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.


In today's Angelus Address, the Holy Father related the three temptations Jesus faced in the desert to 'three paths the world proposes, promising great success.

March 10, 2019 Read More

Ash Wednesday 2019

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp Ps 51; 2 Co 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Welcome to Ash Wednesday. 

First, with nostalgia, I recall the days of my youth when today's Gospel was proclaimed on Ash Wednesday. Those were the days when I played Mass in my room. I was the altar boy.  Jesus' words to His disciples made me stand up straighter. They continue to have the same effect

March 07, 2019 Read More

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

In other years: Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Unlawful Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 27:4-7; Resp Ps 92; 1 Co 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I am thinking of a boss I had nearly 30 years ago; a woman I still call the best boss I ever had. There was something that stood out among her many qualities. Although I would not have used the word humility then, I use it now. She had the humility and wisdom to surround herself with people who were strong where she was weak.

March 03, 2019 Read More
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