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
LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY.
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
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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
‘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
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
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 Divina
Not 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