Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 22 Sleeping Arrangements for the CommunityMass: Jr 18:18-20; Resp. Ps 31; Mt 20:17-28 The Prophet Jeremiah, MichelangeloThe reading from the Prophet Jeremiah and the Gospel make me think of Psalm 1. The psalmist provides a commentary of sorts on both. Somehow it fits, not without a shift in the verses, t
February 28, 2018 Read More

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary DaysMass: Dt 30:15-20; Resp. Ps 1; Luke 9:22-25


Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom.
It seems to me that each one of us has these words of Moses presented to us each and every day. It is up to each one of us to choose our res
February 15, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 7:59Mass: 1 Kings 10:1-10; Resp. Psalm 37; Mark 7:14-23
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Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Saint Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor (d. 367)Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the day: RB 2:23-29Mass: 1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a; Resp. Psalm 21; Mark 2:13-17


Follow me.
While studying in Rome, one of my favorite walkabouts included the area of Via della Scrofa. Things were happening t
January 13, 2018 Read More

Tuesday, Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 7:62-70Mass: Jonah 3:1-10; Resp. Psalm 130; Luke 10:38-42
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.(Gospel Acclamation, Mass)
It seems dear Jonah has had a change of heart, not without God in hot pursuit. Today Jonah heeds the Lord’s bidding and sets off for Nineveh. That said, there is more to come.
We are also presented with Martha and Mary, friends of the Lord. Martha was busy asking Jesus questions and telling him what to do. Mary
October 10, 2017 Read More
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