The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Daily Lectio

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary Days
Mass: Pr 8:22-31; Resp Ps 8; Rm 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15

It was in the first class I took on liturgy that the teacher, dear Fr Paschal of happy memory, asked each student to write down his or her favorite or most loved signs used during the liturgy. I remember writing "the sign of the cross" at the top of my list.

June 16, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills.
Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 12 The Celebration of Solemn Lauds
Mass: 2 Cor 5:14-21; Resp Ps 103; Mt 5:33-37
Reflections stem from something the Holy Father said in a homily today, one he preached at the funeral Mass for the former papal nuncio to Argentina, Léon Kalenge. As reported by Vatican News: "In His farewell, Jesus gives us hope when He tells us: 'I am going to prepare a place for you'

June 15, 2019 Read More

Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. 
Blessed Gerard of Clairvaux, older brother of Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1138)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 11 Vigils or Night Office on Sunday
Mass: 2 Cor 4:7-17; Resp Ps 116; Mt 5:27-32
Looking to today's passage from St Paul's second Letter to the Corinthians, there are days when each of us feels afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, or struck down, perhaps due to present circumstances or the wounds we carry from the past. We are not constrained, driven to despair, abandoned or destroyed, though, for we are always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.May we remember that we never know what people carry, whether in the way of joys or sorrows. So let us build the Body of Christ and be loving and merciful towards one another.

June 14, 2019 Read More

Saint Barnabas the Apostle, martyr (d.before 61)

Daily Lectio

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 8 The Divine Office at Night
Mass: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Resp Ps 98; Mt 10:7-13 or Mt 5:13-16

With Barnabas, let us encourage one another to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart.

June 11, 2019 Read More

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

And all shall sing, in their festive dance: "My home is within you."
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:62-70
Mass: Gn 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14; Resp Ps 87; Jn 19:25-34

Two brief reflections on this Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, celebrated for the first time last year, May 21, 2018, and celebrated "henceforth on every Monday following Pentecost" (Magnificat, June 2019, p. 464). 

June 10, 2019 Read More
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