Saint John Damascene (c.657-749)

Lectio Divina

Monday of the First Week of Advent
Readings of the day: RB 54:1-15Mass: Isaiah 2:1-5; Resp. Psalm 122; Matthew 8:5-11

St John Damascene, Defender of Holy Icons
LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY.                    
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First Sunday of Advent 2017

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 52Mass: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; Resp. Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37
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Welcome to the new liturgical year 2017/2018.May God be praised!
Now that we are in the midst of Advent [began with First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) last night and ends befor
December 03, 2017 Read More

First Sunday of Advent 2017 - Awakening the Spark Within Us

Chapter Talks


‘Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not’?  This is how Advent opens with the first reading from Isaiah (63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7).  Left to our selves we wander from the ways of God, our hearts become hardened almost unnoticed because we are living without much awareness of what is happening inside, within the heart.  Once we become aware and notice more, we may feel moved to cry out, ‘Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down
December 03, 2017 Read More

Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time; Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 51Mass: Daniel 7:15-27; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:34-36


Be vigilant at all times and praythat you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.(Gospel Acclamation, Mass)
As we prepare to enter the season of Advent, it is time to remind ourselves to pray without ceasing
December 02, 2017 Read More

First Friday of the Month

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 50Mass: Daniel 7:2-14; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:29-33
MY WORDS WILL NOT PASS AWAY. Sr Ann Marie at Lectio DivinaNot long ago I had an excellent, semester long course on lectio divina. It was taught by an Irish diocesan priest; a caring man, a Scripture scholar. He warned us of what he called
December 01, 2017 Read More
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