Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18Mass: Is 49:8-15; Resp Ps 145; Jn 5:17-30
I pray to you, O Lord, for a time of favor.In your great mercy, answer me, O God, with your salvation that never fails.
(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)
Like all days, today is a day to call upon the Lord in times of difficulty and frustratio
Readings of the day: RB 48:22-25Mass: Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:12-19
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.
When I first entered monastic life, a sister said she would pray for my perseverance. No one had ever said that
Today on this Solemnity of All Saints we have many things to be grateful for and to ponder. We celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of this monastery and honor our two sisters,
Godelieve and Veronique, who were part of the beginning of this monastery and continue to be faithful witnesses through their monastic calling, an inspiration for all of us. And today also
is an important moment for Redwoods as you Sr. Gertrude begin your probationary period….not a small step but one clearly of faith an
Readings of the day: RB 3:7-13Mass: Sirach 27:30-28:7; Resp. Psalm 103: Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35
The inspiration for today’s reflection comes from a friend who writes for The Times, London, UK. For this Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, he begins, “Relationships form us. St Paul’s
line, ‘The life and death of each of us has its influence on others’, is telling.” Over the past months I have been reflecting on people in my life who have influenced, or formed me over the year