Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time: National Migration Week (Jan. 7-13, 2018)

Lectio Divina
(NB. When the Baptism of the Lord occurs on Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time, the readings assigned to Monday may be joined to those of Tuesday so that the opening of each book will be read. Readings for Monday and Tuesday are included here.)
Readings of the day: RB 1:6-13Mass: 1 Samuel 1:1-8; 1 Samuel 1:9-10; Resp. Psalm (1 Sm 2); Mark 1:14-20; Mark 1:21-28 
January 09, 2018 Read More

The Baptism of the Lord

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 1:1-5 ‘The Kinds of Monks’Mass: Isaiah 42:1-4 6-7 or Isaiah 55:1-11 or Acts 10:34-38 or 1 John 5:1-9; Resp. Psalm 29 or Isaiah 12; Mark 1:7-11

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
January 08, 2018 Read More


Lectio Divina
In other years: St Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275)
Readings of the day: RB Prol. 45-50Mass: Isaiah 60:1-6; Resp. Psalm 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

From Karl Rahner, The Great Church Year
Thrown down your defenses! The star is
January 07, 2018 Read More

Saturday before Epiphany, Saint André Bessette (d. 1937)

Lectio Divina

First Saturday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB Prol. 39-44Mass: 1 John 5:5-13; Resp. Psalm 147; Mark 1:7-11 or Luke 3:23-38

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.(Communion Antiphon, Mass)
Saint Benedict exhorts us to
January 06, 2018 Read More

Friday before Epiphany: Saint John Neumann, First American Male Saint (1811-1860)

Lectio Divina
First Friday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB Prol. 33-38Mass: 1 John 3:11-21; Resp. Psalm 100; John 1:43-51

It seems to me what we hear today can’t be more straightforward, apparently the same message we’ve heard for some time now, namely, ‘Beloved: This is the message you have heard from the beginning: we s
January 05, 2018 Read More
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