Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 17 The Number of Psalms to be Sung at the Hours
Mass: Gn 8:6-13, 20-22; Resp Ps 116; Mk 8:22-26

I see people looking like trees and walking.

PEOPLE BROUGHT TO JESUS A BLIND MAN AND BEGGED JESUS TO TOUCH HIM.
 
Men and women are eternally Beggars of Love … they seek a place where they can finally be loved but they can't find it. 
(Pope Francis, General Audience, February 20, 2019)

February 20, 2019 Read More

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 19 Our Approach to Prayer
Mass: Si 1:1-10; Resp Ps 93; Mk 9:14-29

The sand of the seashore, the drops of rain, the days of eternity; who can number these?
Happy Monday. It is raining cats and dogs in this neck of the woods. The rain is relentless. For comfort in whatever space and mood you find yourself in, the author of the Book of Sirach gives much beauty to ponder: All wisdom comes from the Lord and with him it remains forever, and is before all time … He has poured her forth upon all his works, upon every living thing according to his bounty; he has lavished her upon his friends. 

February 25, 2019 Read More

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

In other years: Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Unlawful Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 27:4-7; Resp Ps 92; 1 Co 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I am thinking of a boss I had nearly 30 years ago; a woman I still call the best boss I ever had. There was something that stood out among her many qualities. Although I would not have used the word humility then, I use it now. She had the humility and wisdom to surround herself with people who were strong where she was weak.

March 03, 2019 Read More

Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. 
     
Blessed Gerard of Clairvaux, older brother of Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1138)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 11 Vigils or Night Office on Sunday
Mass: 2 Cor 4:7-17; Resp Ps 116; Mt 5:27-32
Looking to today's passage from St Paul's second Letter to the Corinthians, there are days when each of us feels afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, or struck down, perhaps due to present circumstances or the wounds we carry from the past. We are not constrained, driven to despair, abandoned or destroyed, though, for we are always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.May we remember that we never know what people carry, whether in the way of joys or sorrows. So let us build the Body of Christ and be loving and merciful towards one another.

June 14, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

The Lord pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills.
  
Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 12 The Celebration of Solemn Lauds
Mass: 2 Cor 5:14-21; Resp Ps 103; Mt 5:33-37
Reflections stem from something the Holy Father said in a homily today, one he preached at the funeral Mass for the former papal nuncio to Argentina, Léon Kalenge. As reported by Vatican News: "In His farewell, Jesus gives us hope when He tells us: 'I am going to prepare a place for you'

June 15, 2019 Read More
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