FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 2:30-32; Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11;John 3:13-17
Today’s liturgy is saturated with the richness of the Word; I am moved to burst out in song.
Saint Paul’s great hymn of humility in his letter to the Philippians includes one of my favorite verses in all of Sacred Scripture: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.” Upon hearing it, I sing forth: 
September 14, 2017 Read More

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 2:23-29; Col. 3:1-11; Psalm 145; Luke 6:20-26
It dawns on me that the more and more I seek what is above and not what is on earth, the better able I will be to conduct myself in a manner worthy of God. For this to come to fruition though, first I need grace. Then each and every day I can pray to be renewed, for know

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September 13, 2017 Read More

THE MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 2:16-22; Col. 2;6-15; Resp. Psalm 145; Luke 6:12-19
And the virgin’s name was Mary. Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.
May we obtain the grace of your blessing, O Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, that from her, whose holy Name we venerate, we may obtain help in our every ne
September 12, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Monday, Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 2:11-15; Col. 1:24-2:3; Resp. Psalm 62; Luke 6:6-11
Those who read the Qualities of the Abbess listed by Saint Benedict see clearly that the one chosen to care for and guide her sisters in community in their search for God has a daunting responsibility. Today we hear that the Abbess leads primarily by the example she sets; then by the words used in her teaching. Put another way, the Abbess is called to practice what she preaches.
September 11, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 2:1-10; Ezekiel 33:7-9; Resp. Psalm 95; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20

It was during the celebration of Lauds this morning that a key to better understanding today’s Gospel came to me. As I inserted myself into the intimate dialogue between Father and Son in Psalm 50[51], it came through
September 10, 2017 Read More
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