Second Sunday of Advent

Chapter Talks

'Prepare the way of the Lord’:  this is the proclamation for the Second Sunday of Advent.  Jean Danielou wrote over 40 years ago these words that so aptly describe our present day reality:  “The Baptist’s message is addressed to a world held captive by sin and death, powerless to free itself, a world destined for dea
December 10, 2017 Read More

Saint Ambrose (d. 397); Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Daily Lectio
Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor (1941)

Readings of the day: RB 55:1-14Mass: Isaiah 26:1-6; Resp. Psalm 118; Matthew 7:21, 24-27



Trust in the Lord forever!For the Lord is an eternal Rock.
At table, we are reading J. Pérennès’s, 
December 07, 2017 Read More

Saint Nicholas (4th century), Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Daily Lectio
 Readings of the day: RB 54Mass: Isaiah 25:6-10a; Resp. Psalm 23; Matthew 15:29-37

Russian Icon of St Nicholas
THEY GLORIFIED THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
In today’s Gospel we hear of the great crowds that came to Jesus. Many with visible afflictions were brought to Him: the mut
December 06, 2017 Read More

First Sunday of Advent 2017

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 52Mass: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; Resp. Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37
HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Welcome to the new liturgical year 2017/2018.May God be praised!
Now that we are in the midst of Advent [began with First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) last night and ends befor
December 03, 2017 Read More

First Sunday of Advent 2017 - Awakening the Spark Within Us

Chapter Talks


‘Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not’?  This is how Advent opens with the first reading from Isaiah (63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7).  Left to our selves we wander from the ways of God, our hearts become hardened almost unnoticed because we are living without much awareness of what is happening inside, within the heart.  Once we become aware and notice more, we may feel moved to cry out, ‘Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down
December 03, 2017 Read More
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