Saints Simon and Jude

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 21Mass: Ephesians 2:19-22; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 6:12-16
JESUS WENT UP THE MOUNTAIN TO PRAY,AND HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN PRAYER TO GOD. The TransfigurationThis is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can
October 28, 2017 Read More

Friday, Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 20Mass: Romans 7:18-25a; Resp. Psalm 119; Luke 12:54-59
The Holy Rule of Saint BenedictCh. 20. Reverence in Prayer
Whenever we want to ask some favor of a powerful man, we do it humbly and respectfully, for fear of presumption. How much more important, then, to lay our petitions before the Lord God of all things with the utmost humility and sincere devotion. We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction, not our many words. Prayer
October 27, 2017 Read More

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
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