A Heart Overflowing with Love

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I received from Abbot Damian of Spencer a copy of his homily that he gave last week for the funeral Mass of Br. Meinrad.  He concluded his homily with the following: “I’ll let St. Therese and Fr. Thomas Keating have the final words.  Therese expressed her conviction in this way: ‘Even if I had on my conscience every conceivable sin, I would lose nothing of my confidence. My heart overflowing with love, I would throw myself into the arms of the Father, and I am certain that I would be warmly received.’ " 

November 18, 2019 Read More

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
National Vocations Week

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 The Treatment of Those Who Relapse
Mass: Dt 6:2-6; Resp Ps 18; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 12:28b-34


He is the One and there is no other than he.
In recent days, I have been reflecting on what are the best aspects of
November 04, 2018 Read More

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Martyr (d. around 107)

Daily Lectio
Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:12-14
Mass: Ga 5:18-25; Resp Ps 1; Lk 11:42-46


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
At today's
October 17, 2018 Read More

Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 62 The Priests of the Monastery
Mass: Ezk 16:1-15, 60, 63; Resp Ps (Is 12); Mt 19:3-12


Double FaceBronze, by Giacomo ManzùOstia Antica, Italy

In today's Collect at Mass, we pray: 'Clothe us, Lord God, with the virtues of t
August 17, 2018 Read More

Lord, show us your mercy and love

Daily Lectio
Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Sharbel Makhlūf (d. 1898)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 44 The Reconciliation of Those Excommunicated
Mass: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Resp Ps 85; Mt 12:46-50


God will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins.
We s
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