SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 7:49-50Mass: Nehemiah 2:1-8; Resp. Psalm 137; Luke 9:57-62

Someone’s knocking at your door. Go ahead, answer it. It’s Jesus. He has two words for you. “Follow me.” What are you going to do?
No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind


is fit fo

October 04, 2017 Read More

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 7:10-18Mass: Ezra 9:5-9; Resp. Psalm (Tobit 13); Luke 9:1-6
It sounds so simple: Jesus summons the Twelve. He gives them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. Jesus then provides a rather straightforward job description: proclaim the Kingdom of God; heal the sick; take nothing for the journey—no walking stick, sack, food, money, or a second tunic. When you enter a house, stay there and leave from there. If you aren’t welcomed then shake the dust from you

September 27, 2017 Read More

Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 5:1-13
Mass: 1 Timothy 6:2c-12; Psalm 49; Luke 8:1-3

Mary, called Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and many others—the women who accompanied Jesus and the Twelve as they journeyed from one town and village to another. These courageous women continued to follow Jesus and were witnesses to his death and resurrection.
Lord Jesus Christ, grant us the grace to follow you wherever you go, just like these faithful women. Increase our faith. Help us to do your will. Amen.

September 22, 2017 Read More

Feast of Saint Andrew, one of the Twelve, Patron Saint of Scotland, Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland; and the Patron Saint of Fishermen!

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 49 The Observance of Lent Mass: Rm 10:9-18; Resp Ps 19; Mt 4:18-22

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

November 30, 2018 Read More

The Cup of Jesus

Chapter Talks


‘Can you drink the cup that I drink?  Can you be baptized with the baptism which I am baptized?’ (Mk 10:38).  These are Jesus’ words to his disciples and to each of us, his ‘would-be’ disciples’.  These two questions of Jesus are in response to the favor James and John are asking, the desire for personal glory.  In one sense or at one level there is nothing ‘wrong’ per se with this desire.  It comes down to the motivation of the heart, does it not?&

October 21, 2018 Read More
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