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April 26, 2020 Read More

Living From the Inside

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The present pandemic has turned our lives, world-wide, upside down. Covid-19 has affected the global community and its economies in ways that none of us have lived through before now. Through the pandemic we see how interconnected we all are. Are not the living ‘saints’ those in the medical field who willingly risk their lives daily to care for us? As we live surrounded by so much uncertainty about the present and the immediate future, perhaps it is good to step back and ponder our lives. What, as a monastic community, do we need to renew or work to change in order to continue to mission God’s enduring word of life, of hope, of love?

(Above Thomas Merton at Redwoods Abbey, 1968)

April 26, 2020 Read More

Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

Daily Lectio
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

HEART OF JESUS, DELIGHT OF ALL THE SAINTS,
HAVE MERCY ON US.
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 67 Those Sent on a Journey
Mass: 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Resp Ps 89; Mk 16:15-20
April 25, 2020 Read More

Divine Mercy Sunday

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His wounds open us to mercy…His wounds break our wounded hearts open to receive the mercy that flows from him…How striking that mercy and forgiveness of sins is connected to Jesus’ Resurrection…There is no life says the Risen One without mercy and forgiveness…This message must continue to be voiced and lived by all Jesus’ disciples and that includes us.

April 19, 2020 Read More

Exult, Exult You Hosts of Heaven

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Christ is Risen!  Truly, He is risen.

May the light of Christ fill your hearts this Easter Day.

There is no better chant to describe the power of this day than the Exultet.  Listen to the Easter Proclamation sung by Sr Gertrude, last night at our Easter Vigil.  Read more for the text of this ancient hymn.

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