Saint Martin of Tours (d. 397)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 34Mass: Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27; Resp. Psalm 145; Luke 16:9-15


GOD KNOWS YOUR HEARTS.
Lord, you have probed me, you know me;you know when I sit and stand;you understand my thoughts from afar.My travels and
November 11, 2017 Read More

Saint Leo the Great

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 33Mass: Romans 15:14-21; Resp. Psalm 98; Luke 16:1-8
The steward in today’s Gospel intrigues me. He is caught squandering his boss’ property; the boss decides to fire the dishonest steward. First, though, he wants the steward to account for his stewardship. The steward gets worried and begins to plot. At the same time, he recognizes his weaknesses—he’s not suited for manual labor; his ego keeps him from begging. He decides to give his boss’ debtors what is their due
November 10, 2017 Read More

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 32Mass: Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12: Resp. Psalm 46; 1 Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17; John 2:13-22

DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD,AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU?(1 Cor. 3:16)



WHOEVER FAILS TO KEEP THE THINGS BELONGING TO THE MONAS
November 09, 2017 Read More

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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November 08, 2017 Read More

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
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