SAINT JEROME

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:31-33Mass: Zechariah 2:5-9;14-15a; Resp. Psalm (Jer. 31); Luke 9:43b-45

The Council is clear in explaining why we are to be lovers of the Word: “For in the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven meets His children with great love and speaks with them; and the force and power in the word of God is so great
September 30, 2017 Read More

FEAST OF SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:24-30Mass: Daniel 7:9-10 or Revelation 12:7-12ab; Resp. Psalm 138; John 1:47-51
A most fitting commentary for today’s Feast can be found in the Preface, God Glorified through the Angels:
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,always and everywhere to give you thanks,Lord, holy Father, almighty and eterna
September 29, 2017 Read More

SAINT WENCESLAUS; SAINT LAWRENCE RUIZ AND COMPANIONS

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:19-23Mass: Haggai 1:1-8; Resp. Psalm 149; Luke 9:7-9
When thinking about Herod the Tetrarch the first thing that came to mind was Psalm 1: “Blessed the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the company with scoffers.” Then I read Pope Francis’ tweet for today: “Encountering Jesus can give a decisive direction to our life, filling it with meaning.” Herod encountered Jesus; he encountered John the Baptist.
September 28, 2017 Read More

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:10-18Mass: Ezra 9:5-9; Resp. Psalm (Tobit 13); Luke 9:1-6
It sounds so simple: Jesus summons the Twelve. He gives them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. Jesus then provides a rather straightforward job description: proclaim the Kingdom of God; heal the sick; take nothing for the journey—no walking stick, sack, food, money, or a second tunic. When you enter a house, stay there and leave from there. If you aren’t welcomed then shake the dust from you
September 27, 2017 Read More

SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:5-9Mass: Ezra 6:7-8,12b,14-20; Resp. Psalm 122; Luke 8:19-21
The Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenary Physicians 
Cosmas and Damian 

In our daily reading of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict, we are in the thick of Chapter 7, “Humility.” What is humility? Cardinal Basil
September 26, 2017 Read More
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