Thursday, Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 19Mass: Romans 6:19-23; Resp. Psalm 1; Luke 12:49-52
You may recall the blogpost of October 11. To refresh your memory, it was on that day that Saint Benedict began his eleven chapters (Chapters 8-18) devoted to praying the Divine Office, aka, Liturgy of the Hours. Yesterday we completed those chapters. Today and tomorrow we are gifted with reflecting on two of my favorite chapters of the Rule, both support Ch. 8-18 and point to the importance of our demeanor and attitude when
October 26, 2017 Read More

Saint Anthony Mary Claret (d. 1870)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 18:12-19Mass: Romans 5:12,15b,17-19,20b-21; Resp. Psalm 40; Luke 12:35-38

The WORD is incisive:
Gird your loins; light your lamps.Blessed are those whom the Master finds vigilant.
Are you ready?If not, why?


SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET, PRAY FOR US.
October 24, 2017 Read More

Saint John of Capistrano

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-11; Resp. Psalm (Luke 1); Luke 12:13-21
Too much stuff? Do not fear, storage is here—mini-warehouses, self-storage, mini-storage, storage containers, public storage—storage everywhere! Today’s gospel makes me think of all the stuff we have accumulated. There’s clutter here and clutter there; now we’ve nowhere to put it. I recently lived near a new housing development. On weekends the neighborhood was part of my running route. It was amazing how many houses could be buil
October 23, 2017 Read More

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
In other years: Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Readings of the day: RB 18:1-6Mass: Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Resp. Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Luke 22:15-21
I tend to sit up straighter when I read, “Thus says the Lord.” Today, like all days, the words of the Lord are powerful—yet what God says to Cyrus, king of Persia, are awe-inspiring:
I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides me!
The God who called Cyrus, giving him the title, “anointed;”the Go
October 22, 2017 Read More

Saturday, Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 17Mass: Romans 4:13,16-18; Resp. Psalm 105; Luke 12:8-12
HOLY SPIRITMarianne Misetich, SNJM
Holy Spirit, fill me with your love. Holy Spirit, take my heart and keep it close to the Father, close to the Son, Holy Spirit make us one in love.Holy Spirit, fill me with your peace. Holy Spirit, take my heart and keep it close to the Father, close to the Son, Holy Spirit, make us one in peace.Holy Spirit, fill me with your joy. Holy Spirit, take my heart and keep it
October 21, 2017 Read More
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