Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 7:24-30Mass: Daniel 7:9-10 or Revelation 12:7-12ab; Resp. Psalm 138; John 1:47-51
A most fitting commentary for today’s Feast can be found in the Preface, God Glorified through the Angels:
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,always and everywhere to give you thanks,Lord, holy Father, almighty and eterna
September 29, 2017 Read More

Prayer as Listening

Chapter Talks
ART: IVAN MESTROVICRecently we received some conferences on prayer in the monastic tradition by Fr. Daniel Hombergen OCSO.  I was moved by Fr. Daniel’s reflections of Enzo Bianchi’s book, Why Pray, How to Pray especially the chapters On the subjects of The Initiative God takes in relationship,“ and “The germinating of authentic prayer
September 18, 2017 Read More


Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6Mass: 1 Timothy 1:15-17; Psalm 113; Luke 6:43-49
In Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy we hear some most comforting words; as Paul puts it, a saying that is “trustworthy and deserves full acceptance,” namely, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” With Saint Paul, I run to the front of the line, jumping up and down: “Of these I am the foremost!”
September 16, 2017 Read More


Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 2:30-32; Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11;John 3:13-17
Today’s liturgy is saturated with the richness of the Word; I am moved to burst out in song.
Saint Paul’s great hymn of humility in his letter to the Philippians includes one of my favorite verses in all of Sacred Scripture: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.” Upon hearing it, I sing forth: 
September 14, 2017 Read More


Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 2:23-29; Col. 3:1-11; Psalm 145; Luke 6:20-26
It dawns on me that the more and more I seek what is above and not what is on earth, the better able I will be to conduct myself in a manner worthy of God. For this to come to fruition though, first I need grace. Then each and every day I can pray to be renewed, for know


September 13, 2017 Read More
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