Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Sing to God, chant praise to his name: whose name is the Lord.


In today's reading from the Book of Sirach, the author tells us front and center to conduct our affairs with humility. Furthermore, those that are greater by way of having more gifts, more opportunities, more privileges and the like should humble themselves all the more. In the Gospel, Jesus relates the parable of those invited to a wedding banquet. Jesus tells us to take the lowest place, not the place of honor, for "the one who humbles himself with be exalted."
September 03, 2019 Read More

Everyday a New Beginning

Chapter Talks

Revitalization:  to impart new life or vigor…to restore to a fresh condition.  What if this word became a sacred image for us as a community? No question: we worry about our future, the immediate future of our individual lives and the life of our community. Such ‘worry’ is part of our humanity and there is nothing wrong with it. 

August 06, 2019 Read More

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord is exalted, yet the lowly he sees, and the proud he knows from afar.

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48 Daily Manual Labor
Mass: Gn 18:20-32; Resp Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11: 1-13


These words from St Paul's Letter to the Philippians proclaimed this morning at Lauds I find most comforting and encouraging:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.
July 28, 2019 Read More

Farewell to Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO

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Birth is a miracle. Death is mystery.  Our lives move between these two realities, realities that are immersed in God, that point to our spiritual journey through, with and in the Divine Life and Mystery.

June 30, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

   

Saint John Fisher (1469-1535); Saint Thomas More (1477-1535); Saint Paulinus of Nola (355-431)
Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18 The Order of the Psalmody
Mass: 2 Cor 12:1-10; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:24-34

Everyone experiences diminishment in one form or another as life goes on. Diminishment can be the result of short-term or chronic illness, accidents, age, or injuries as well as emotional stress, grief, and temptations. During times of diminishment we experience weaknesses we never knew we had. Paul called his "a thorn in the flesh". Paul begged the Lord for his thorn to leave him. And the Lord answered, My grace is sufficient for you for power is made perfect in weakness.
June 22, 2019 Read More
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