Loving with God Love

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“What God longs for us to do is to live in the truth Jesus reveals.  This means believing in God’s absolute, unconditional love, not in a notional way but one that transforms our attitudes and whole approach to life” (Essence of Prayer, p.51-52).  Th

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August 19, 2018 Read More

Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Saint Paulinus of Nola (d. 431)Saints John Fisher and Thomas More (d. 1535)
Mallard ducks at home on the Mattole River
Readings of the day: RB 18:1-6 The Order for Reciting the PsalmsMass: 2 K 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Resp Ps 132; Mt 6:19-23
WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THER

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June 22, 2018 Read More

Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time: Saint Bede the Venerable (673-735)

Lectio Divina
Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary TimeSaint Bede the Venerable (673-735)
Readings of the day: RB 6 Restraint of SpeechMass: Jm 5:9-12; Resp Ps 103; Mk 10:1-12


N.B. This reflection closed a week-long retreat for a community of Benedictine monks.
Because of the hard
May 25, 2018 Read More

Third Sunday of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 61:1-5 Monastic Pilgrims from Far AwayMass: Ac 3:13-15, 17-19; Resp Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48  John Piper: Risen Christ at Emmaus   BUT WHOEVER KEEPS HIS WORD,THE LOVE OF GOD IS TRULY PERFECTED IN HIM.
The prayerful reading
April 15, 2018 Read More

Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 53:1-15 The Reception of GuestsMass: Ac 3:1-10; Resp Ps 105; Lk 24:13-35


THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE;LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD.ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
One of my favorite lines in all of Sacred Scripture appears today: ‘Were not our hearts burning w

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