Saint John Damascene (c.657-749)

Lectio Divina

Monday of the First Week of Advent
Readings of the day: RB 54:1-15Mass: Isaiah 2:1-5; Resp. Psalm 122; Matthew 8:5-11

St John Damascene, Defender of Holy Icons
LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY.                    
December 04, 2017 Read More

Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time; Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 51Mass: Daniel 7:15-27; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:34-36

Be vigilant at all times and praythat you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.(Gospel Acclamation, Mass)
As we prepare to enter the season of Advent, it is time to remind ourselves to pray without ceasing
December 02, 2017 Read More

First Friday of the Month

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 50Mass: Daniel 7:2-14; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:29-33
MY WORDS WILL NOT PASS AWAY. Sr Ann Marie at Lectio DivinaNot long ago I had an excellent, semester long course on lectio divina. It was taught by an Irish diocesan priest; a caring man, a Scripture scholar. He warned us of what he called
December 01, 2017 Read More

Feast of Saint Andrew (d. c.60)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 49Mass: Romans 10:9-18; Resp. Psalm 19; Matthew 4:18-22
If you confess with you mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.
This verse from St Paul’s epistle to the Romans reminds me of the principal proclamation Pope Francis said must be on the lips of every catechist ringing out over and over, namely, 
Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you;and now he is li
November 30, 2017 Read More

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 48:22-25Mass: Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:12-19
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.

When I first entered monastic life, a sister said she would pray for my perseverance. No one had ever said that
November 29, 2017 Read More
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