Ash Wednesday 2019

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp Ps 51; 2 Co 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Welcome to Ash Wednesday. 

First, with nostalgia, I recall the days of my youth when today's Gospel was proclaimed on Ash Wednesday. Those were the days when I played Mass in my room. I was the altar boy.  Jesus' words to His disciples made me stand up straighter. They continue to have the same effect
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Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 12 The Celebration of Solemn LaudsMass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp. Ps 51; 1 Co 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

If the soul is always joyful, it is a good day.(Pope Francis, General Audience, Feb. 14, 2018)
St Benedict outlines ‘The Observance of Lent’ in Ch. 49 of the Holy Rule. One of my favorite li
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