First Friday of the Month

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 50Mass: Daniel 7:2-14; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:29-33
MY WORDS WILL NOT PASS AWAY. Sr Ann Marie at Lectio DivinaNot long ago I had an excellent, semester long course on lectio divina. It was taught by an Irish diocesan priest; a caring man, a Scripture scholar. He warned us of what he called
December 01, 2017 Read More

Feast of Saint Andrew (d. c.60)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 49Mass: Romans 10:9-18; Resp. Psalm 19; Matthew 4:18-22
If you confess with you mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.
This verse from St Paul’s epistle to the Romans reminds me of the principal proclamation Pope Francis said must be on the lips of every catechist ringing out over and over, namely, 
Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you;and now he is li
November 30, 2017 Read More

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 43:1-12Mass: 2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Resp. Psalm 3; Luke 19:1-10

Eleazar: He made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so declared that above all he would be
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Wednesday of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 31:13-19Mass: Romans 13:8-10; Resp. Psalm 112; Luke 14:25-33

OWE NOTHING TO ANYONE ACCEPT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures

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Tuesday of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 31:1-12Mass: Romans 12:5-16ab; Resp. Psalm 131; Luke 14:15-24
Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is packed with wisdom for all who seek the God of LOVE and desire to grow in intimacy with Him. Saint Benedict knew this well; he profusely quotes from or alludes to Paul’s letter in the Holy Rule. Today’s first reading could easily be read alongside the chapter we reflect on for the next two days, that is, Ch. 31, “The Qualities of the Cellarer.” The seeker will easily not
November 07, 2017 Read More
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