Wednesday of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 31:13-19Mass: Romans 13:8-10; Resp. Psalm 112; Luke 14:25-33

OWE NOTHING TO ANYONE ACCEPT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures

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Tuesday of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 31:1-12Mass: Romans 12:5-16ab; Resp. Psalm 131; Luke 14:15-24
Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is packed with wisdom for all who seek the God of LOVE and desire to grow in intimacy with Him. Saint Benedict knew this well; he profusely quotes from or alludes to Paul’s letter in the Holy Rule. Today’s first reading could easily be read alongside the chapter we reflect on for the next two days, that is, Ch. 31, “The Qualities of the Cellarer.” The seeker will easily not
November 07, 2017 Read More

Monday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 30Mass: Romans 11:29-36; Resp. Psalm 69; Luke 14:12-14
Anastasis- written through the hand of Mary Katsilometes On a few occasions I have heard one Catholic describe another as “a good Catholic.” I have wondered what someone must do to be “a good Catholic” and then questioned whether I am a one
November 06, 2017 Read More

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 29Mass: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; Resp. Psalm 131; 1 Thess. 2:7b-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12
Mary Cassett - Mother and Child
I recently received the rare gift of being in the presence of a mother gently nursing her baby boy at the breast. A newborn totally dependent on his mother; a mother puttin
November 05, 2017 Read More

Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

Lectio Divina
First Saturday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB 28Mass: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Resp. Psalm 94; Luke 14:1, 7-11
Charles Borromeo—a busy man! I am reminded of my daily commutes a piedi to school while studying in Rome. My route serpentined through the narrow streets and alleyways of the city. On Via di Ripetta I motored past the giant statue of Saint Charles Borromeo located in front of the apse of San Carlo al Corso, one of several churches in Rome dedi
November 04, 2017 Read More
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