Readings of the day: Rule of Saint Benedict (RB) 2:33-40Mass: Hebrews 5:7-9; Resp. Psalm 31or 1 Timothy 1:1-2,12-14; Resp. Psalm 16; Stabat Mater Sequence (optional); John
19:25-27 (obligatory for the memorial)
Following yesterday’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows, Mary, who stood by the cross of her son, Jesus. We reflect in the words of Cardinal Basil
Readings of the day: RB 2:30-32; Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11;John 3:13-17
Today’s liturgy is saturated with the richness of the Word; I am moved to burst out in song.
Saint Paul’s great hymn of humility in his letter to the Philippians includes one of my favorite verses in all of Sacred Scripture: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.” Upon hearing it,
I sing forth:
Readings of the day: RB 2:23-29; Col. 3:1-11; Psalm 145; Luke 6:20-26 It dawns on me that the
more and more I seek what is above and not what is on earth, the better able I will be to conduct myself in a manner worthy of God. For this to come to fruition though, first I need grace. Then
each and every day I can pray to be renewed, for know
the day: RB 2:16-22; Col. 2;6-15; Resp. Psalm 145; Luke 6:12-19
And the virgin’s name was Mary. Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.
May we obtain the grace of your blessing, O Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, that from her, whose holy Name we venerate, we may obtain help in our every ne
Readings of the day: RB 2:11-15; Col. 1:24-2:3; Resp. Psalm 62; Luke 6:6-11
Those who read the Qualities of the Abbess listed by Saint Benedict see clearly that the one chosen to care for and guide her sisters in community in their search for God has a daunting
responsibility. Today we hear that the Abbess leads primarily by the example she sets; then by the words used in her teaching. Put another way, the Abbess is called to practice what she