Saint Denis and Companions, Saint John Leonardi

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 7:60Mass: Jonah 1:1-2:2,11; Resp. Psalm (Jonah 2); Luke 10:25-37
The story of Jonah reminds me of something Pope Francis tweeted earlier this year:“GOD is always faithful and never stops for a moment loving us, following our steps, and running after us when we have strayed from him” (Twitter, March 2, 2017). You can run, dear Jonah, but you can’t hide. The same applies to us all.
October 10, 2017 Read More

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:59Mass: Isaiah 5:1-7; Resp. Psalm 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43

Saint Paul offers sound advice, namely, “Do not be anxious at all,” while encouraging us,” Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me.”
With his words in mind, herewith Sun
October 08, 2017 Read More

Our Lady of the Rosary

Lectio Divina
First Saturday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB 7:56-58Mass: Baruch 4:5-12,27-29; Resp. Psalm 69; Luke 10:17-24
It may be a good day to reflect on what Jesus means when he speaks of “the childlike.”
I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. 
October 07, 2017 Read More

Lectio Divina
SAINT BRUNO (c. 1032-1101); BLESSED MARIE ROSE DUROCHER (1811-1849)FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Readings of the day: RB 7:55Mass: Baruch 1:15-22; Resp. Psalm 79; Luke 10:13-16
I was struck this morning during Vigils with Psalm 79(80) which also serves as today’s Responsorial Psalm. Maybe it was a wake-up call. My
October 06, 2017 Read More

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS (d. 1897)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 7:51-54Mass: Nehemiah 8:1-4a,5-6,7b-12; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 10:1-12
The reading from the Book of Nehemiah is one of my favorites, especially the line, “men, women, and those children old enough to understand.” The line is so good it is repeated. The passage also reminds me of something I heard some years ago from a Trappist monk. In a conference on forming new members into the monastic tradition, the monk shared what he tells all newcomers. It also bears repeating. I
October 05, 2017 Read More
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