O Root of Jesse's Stem

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 63:10-19Mass: Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a; Resp. Psalm 71; Luke 1:5-25 A redwood in the monastery's groove

O Root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people:come to save us without delay!
MARANATHA.
December 19, 2017 Read More

‘O’ Antiphon

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 63:1-9Mass: Jeremiah 23:5-8; Resp. Psalm 72; Matthew 1:18-25
O Adonai

I pass on a suggestion from a friend, for each day of the ‘O’ Antiphons:Carry the name of Jesus and that day, the title for Him as a prayer in your heart,as you are walking, working, moving.
O
December 18, 2017 Read More

Third Sunday of Advent – December 17, 2017

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This is Gaudete Sunday, which means in one word: Rejoice!  I think as we delve a little into the readings we will see how apropos this title is for describing the Third Sunday of Advent!  The first reading from Isaiah opens with this announcement: ‘The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me’.  It follows with a kind of delineation of what t
December 17, 2017 Read More

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 61:6-14Mass: Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Resp. Psalm 80; Matthew 17:9a, 10-13
The Prophet Elijah
ELIJAH WILL INDEED COME AND RESTORE ALL THINGS;BUT I TELL YOU THAT ELIJAH HAS ALREADY COME, AND THEY DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM BUT DID TO HIM WHATEVER THEY PLEASED.
Christian life demands, so to speak, the ‘m

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December 16, 2017 Read More

Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 61:1-5Mass: Isaiah 48:17-19; Resp. Psalm 1; Matthew 11:16-19


If you hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea.
During a lengthy drive yesterday, I became engrossed in the audio version of Graham Greene’s
December 15, 2017 Read More
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