Saint Nicholas (d. middle of 4th century)

Lectio Divina

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 54 The Reception of Letters and Gifts in the Monastery
Mass: Is 26:1-6; Resp Ps 118; Mt 7:21, 24-27

The Lord is an eternal Rock.

December 06, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:16-24
Mass: Is 25:6-10a; Resp Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37

The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.

December 05, 2018 Read More

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

Lectio Divina

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)

Lectio Divina

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

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
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