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Ephphatha, be opened.  What opens the ear to hear?  Is it not true that when the heart is open we are able to hear?  Feel into this reality for a moment: when my heart is closed or hardened by harsh judgments, hurt, presumptions, shadow stuff, worries, and you can add to the list, we do not hear.  We hear only our noise.

September 09, 2018 Read More

Pope St Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church (540-604)

Lectio Divina
Happy Labor Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 14-20
Mass: 1 Co 2:1-5; Resp Ps 119; Lk 4:16-30

But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

Today's offering includes related quotations for your reflection, on the theme of silence, listening, and
September 03, 2018 Read More

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 8-13
Mass: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Resp Ps 15; Jm 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Be doers of the word and not hearers only. (Jm 1:22)
There is a line left out of today's reading from the Letter of St James that precedes, and for me, presupposes the o


September 02, 2018 Read More

Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary TimeSaint Irenaeus (d. 202)

Readings of the day: RB 21 The Deans of the MonasteryMass: 2 K 24:8-17; Resp Ps 79; Mt 7:21-29
Only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven will enter the Kingdom of heaven.
It occurs to me that I should get down on my knees
June 28, 2018 Read More

Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
 Readings of the day: RB 12 The Celebration of Solemn LaudsMass: 1 K 19:9a, 11-16; Resp Ps 27; Mt 5:27-32
Elijah on Mt Horeb, Rembrandt
After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
It may be that we hear the word of the Lord in a strong and heavy wind rending the mountains and crushing rock


June 15, 2018 Read More
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