Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6 Calling the Community for CounselMass: Ac 22:30; 23:6-11; Resp Ps 16; Jn 17:20-26

In the monastery no one is to follow her own heart’s desire, nor shall anyone presume to contend with her abbess defiantly, or outside the monastery.(RB 3:8)
It is thought-provoking to read today’s passage from
May 17, 2018 Read More

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 71 Mutual ObedienceMass: Ac 9:26-31; Resp Ps 22; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8


I AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE VINE GROWER.HE TAKES AWAY EVERY BRANCH IN ME THAT DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT,AND EVERY ONE THAT DOES HE PRUNES SO THAT
April 29, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Lectio Divina
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
March 14, 2018 Read More

Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian monk, Abbot of Rievaulx (d. 1167)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 2:16-22Mass: 1 Samuel 8: 4-7, 10-22a; Resp. Psalm 89; Mark 2:1-12 Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian Abbot, writer and historianThe encounter with God and our brothers and sisters cannot wait just because we are slow or lazy. We are called to do that encounter today!(Pope Francis, Tweet, January 12, 201
January 12, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
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
November 29, 2017 Read More
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