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

O King of All Nations

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 65:1-10Mass: 1 Samuel 1:24-28; Resp. Psalm 1 Sm 2); Luke 1:46-56


O King of all nations and keystone of the Church;come and save us, whom you formed from the dust!
MARANATHA.
December 22, 2017 Read More

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

Chapter Talks

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
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