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

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 48:10-21Mass: Daniel 2:31-45; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:5-11

In today’s reading from the Rule, St Benedict speaks of the custom of reading an entire book straight through during the season of Lent (RB 48:15-16). Some years ago, I added the practice of reading a book straight through during the seas
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Monday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 48:1-9Mass: Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:1-4
She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.
The magnanimity of the poor widow makes me questionwhether or not I’ve given up everything to follow Christ.
There but for the grace of God go I.

November 27, 2017 Read More

Saint Andrew Düng-Lac and Companions (117 martyrs of Vietnam, died from 1740 to 1883)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 45Mass: 1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59; Resp. Psalm (1 Chr 29); Luke 19:45-48
In the wake of our country’s celebration of Thanksgiving Day, I share Franklin D. Roosevelt’s (XXXII President of the United States: 1933-1945) Day Proclamation, November 1, 1944. I was especially struck by the 4th paragraph where FDR recommends a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures. Thanks be to God. Thank you, Presiden
November 24, 2017 Read More

Saint Cecilia, 3rd Century Roman Martyr, Patron of Musicians

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 43:13-19Mass: 2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Resp. Psalm 17; Luke 19:11-28
Mother with her seven sonsMost admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord.


November 22, 2017 Read More

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 43:1-12Mass: 2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Resp. Psalm 3; Luke 19:1-10

Eleazar: He made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so declared that above all he would be
November 21, 2017 Read More
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