Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

Daily Lectio

Blessed Martyrs of Algeria, 19 individuals including seven Trappist Cistercian monks (d. 1994-1996)

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 45-50
Mass of the Memorial: Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Resp Ps 31; Jn 15:9-17
Mass of the Day: Acts 8:1b-8; Resp Ps 66; Jn 6:35-40

These are the ones who have survived the great time of distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

May 08, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:59
Mass: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Resp Ps 11; Jn 21:20-25

For the Lord is just, he loves just deeds; the upright shall see his face.

June 09, 2019 Read More

Recognizing Jesus

Chapter Talks

‘Faith and Recognition’: could these two words together encapsulate what the Easter season calls us to?  From the second Sunday after Easter where we have the appearance before Thomas whose weak faith takes a huge leap when he recognizes Jesus in and through his wounds.  We recognize through hearing and we recognize through seeing.  Many of the resurrection gospels show us this: ‘They recognized him through the breaking of the bread’.  When the risen One says ‘Mary’ at the tomb, Mary Magdalene, through the voice calling her name, suddenly recognizes the person standing before her as Jesus.

May 12, 2019 Read More

A New Commandment

Chapter Talks

  • “I am giving you a new commandment: Love one another.   As I have loved you, so you too must love one another” (Jn 13:34).  What is new about this commandment that Jesus left his disciples with and he leaves us with?  We know the love of God was rooted in God’s covenant with his people: ‘My love for you will never leave you’ (Is 54:10), says the Lord.

May 20, 2019 Read More

Ascend with Christ in Magnanimity

Chapter Talks

He is departing so that he may be with us always, through the Spirit…Departing and then returning in another way….a way that asks us to be aware, present, listening, listening in the monastic sense of ‘listening with the ear of the heart’.  This new encounter with Jesus had to be different for the disciples who knew him in the flesh…perhaps it was easier for them than for us, for our senses today are so directed to the outer, so preoccupied with things that are not ‘eternal’. 

June 02, 2019 Read More
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