FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 4:63-78
Mass: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Psalm 19; Matthew 9:9-13
It’s as if Saint Paul is cheering us on as we complete Saint Benedict’s chapter on the Tools for Good Works: “I, prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also call
September 21, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Tools for Good Works (con't)

Lectio Divina
SAINTS ANDREW KIM TAEI-GŎN AND PAUL CHŎNG HA-SANG, AND COMPANIONS

Readings of the day: RB 4:44-62Mass: 1 Timothy 3:14-16; Resp. Psalm 111; Luke 7:31-35
Day three of Saint Benedict’s tools for good works. What tool speaks to you today; how will it guide your words and deeds?
44You should recognize wi
September 20, 2017 Read More

SAINT JANUARIUS (d. c.305)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 4:22-43Mass: 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Psalm 101; Luke 7:11-17
Saint Benedict presents us with 22 more tools for good works. One might see some similarities between Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, and Benedict’s tools for today, for example, to not be addicted to drink, to be temperate, gentle, and not deceitful. Which tool will you use to help guide your search for God?
22Don’t let your actions be governed by anger.23Nor nurse your anger against a future opportunity o
September 19, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Monday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 4:1-21Mass: 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Psalm 28; Luke 7:1-10

Today and for the next three days we are immersed in one of the longest chapters of the Holy Rule; a favorite of mine, namely, Chapter Four, “The Tools for Good Works.” In this chapter, Saint Benedict provides what one translator calls, “Guidelines for Chris
September 18, 2017 Read More

Prayer as Listening

Chapter Talks
ART: IVAN MESTROVICRecently we received some conferences on prayer in the monastic tradition by Fr. Daniel Hombergen OCSO.  I was moved by Fr. Daniel’s reflections of Enzo Bianchi’s book, Why Pray, How to Pray especially the chapters On the subjects of The Initiative God takes in relationship,“ and “The germinating of authentic prayer
September 18, 2017 Read More
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