Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. 
     
Blessed Gerard of Clairvaux, older brother of Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1138)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 11 Vigils or Night Office on Sunday
Mass: 2 Cor 4:7-17; Resp Ps 116; Mt 5:27-32
Looking to today's passage from St Paul's second Letter to the Corinthians, there are days when each of us feels afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, or struck down, perhaps due to present circumstances or the wounds we carry from the past. We are not constrained, driven to despair, abandoned or destroyed, though, for we are always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.May we remember that we never know what people carry, whether in the way of joys or sorrows. So let us build the Body of Christ and be loving and merciful towards one another.

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Saint Barnabas the Apostle, martyr (d.before 61)

Daily Lectio

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
  
  
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 8 The Divine Office at Night
Mass: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Resp Ps 98; Mt 10:7-13 or Mt 5:13-16

With Barnabas, let us encourage one another to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart.

June 11, 2019 Read More

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

And all shall sing, in their festive dance: "My home is within you."
    
    
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:62-70
Mass: Gn 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14; Resp Ps 87; Jn 19:25-34

Two brief reflections on this Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, celebrated for the first time last year, May 21, 2018, and celebrated "henceforth on every Monday following Pentecost" (Magnificat, June 2019, p. 464). 

June 10, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:59
Mass: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Resp Ps 11; Jn 21:20-25

For the Lord is just, he loves just deeds; the upright shall see his face.

June 09, 2019 Read More

Pentecost Sunday

Daily Lectio

How manifold are your works, O Lord!
   
     
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Acts 2:1-11; Resp Ps 104; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17; SequenceVeni, Sancte Spiritus; Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

Our liturgy is rich. We are blessed indeed. Jesus breathes on us and says, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and who sins you retain are retained." The love of God has been poured into our hearts through this Spirit of God dwelling within us. We burst with ALLELUIA!

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