Lectio Divina
SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT OF HELFTA (1256-1301/2)Medieval Mystic
Saint Margaret of Scotland (1046-1093)Queen, Patron of Scotland
Readings of the day: RB 38Mass: Wisdom 7:22b-8:1; Resp. Psalm 119; Luke 17:20-25
Solemnity of Saint Gertrude, Federation of Saint Gertrude, USA:Mass: Songs 8:6-7; Eph. 3:14-19; John 15:1-8
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Saint Albert the Great (1200-1280)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 37Mass: Wisdom 6:1-11; Resp. Psalm 82; Luke 17:11-19

FOR THOSE IN POWER A RIGOROUS SCRUTINY IMPENDS.(Wisdom 6:3)
Albert the Great, Universal Doctor, lover of wisdom—a man with power and in power—power he used for the glory of God. Born int
November 15, 2017 Read More

Tuesday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 36Mass: Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Resp. Psalm 34; Luke 17:7-10 Foot Washing on Holy Thursday
The readings from the Rule of Saint Benedict for today and tomorrow introduce us to today’s Gospel from Saint Luke. RB 36, “Care of the Sick,” reads in part: “Care of the sick must rank above and before all else, so tha
November 14, 2017 Read More

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), Patroness of Immigrants

Lectio Divina

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance celebrate the Feast of All Saints of the Benedictine Family
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)
 Patroness of Immigrants  
Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18
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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 35:1-11Mass: Wisdom 6:12-16; Resp. Psalm 63; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13


Today’s readings made me think of triathlon. What does triathlon have to do with the spiritual life? More than one might think. Many may think that triathlon consists of three disciplines, namely, swimming, cycling, and running.
November 12, 2017 Read More
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