Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
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

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While studying in Rome, one of my favorite walkabouts included the area of Via della Scrofa. Things were happening t
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Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian monk, Abbot of Rievaulx (d. 1167)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 2:16-22Mass: 1 Samuel 8: 4-7, 10-22a; Resp. Psalm 89; Mark 2:1-12 Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian Abbot, writer and historianThe encounter with God and our brothers and sisters cannot wait just because we are slow or lazy. We are called to do that encounter today!(Pope Francis, Tweet, January 12, 201
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Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 62Mass: Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Resp. Psalm (Lk 1); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.Indeed, the Lord is near.
Welcome to Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of
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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 47Mass: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; Resp. Psalm 23; 1 Cor. 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46
Christ The Good Shepherd

Commenting on today’s Gospel, Pope Francis told thos
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Our Shepherd and the Monastic Vocation

Chapter Talks

Always on the fourth Sunday of Easter we have the theme of shepherd: the Risen One who embodies the qualities of shepherd.  The gospel readings for each cycle A, B, and C are taken from chapter 10 of St. John’s gospel.  For us 21st century persons we don’t readily constellate towards the image of ‘shepherd’.  During the time of Jesus, ‘shepherd’ was an experiential image, one that related to the living context of his hearers, and thus one in which the hearers of this gospel could easily
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