Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

   

Saint John Fisher (1469-1535); Saint Thomas More (1477-1535); Saint Paulinus of Nola (355-431)
Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18 The Order of the Psalmody
Mass: 2 Cor 12:1-10; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:24-34

Everyone experiences diminishment in one form or another as life goes on. Diminishment can be the result of short-term or chronic illness, accidents, age, or injuries as well as emotional stress, grief, and temptations. During times of diminishment we experience weaknesses we never knew we had. Paul called his "a thorn in the flesh". Paul begged the Lord for his thorn to leave him. And the Lord answered, My grace is sufficient for you for power is made perfect in weakness.
June 22, 2019 Read More

Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
The Lord pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills.
  
Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 12 The Celebration of Solemn Lauds
Mass: 2 Cor 5:14-21; Resp Ps 103; Mt 5:33-37
Reflections stem from something the Holy Father said in a homily today, one he preached at the funeral Mass for the former papal nuncio to Argentina, Léon Kalenge. As reported by Vatican News: "In His farewell, Jesus gives us hope when He tells us: 'I am going to prepare a place for you'
June 15, 2019 Read More

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

And all shall sing, in their festive dance: "My home is within you."
    
    
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:62-70
Mass: Gn 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14; Resp Ps 87; Jn 19:25-34

Two brief reflections on this Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, celebrated for the first time last year, May 21, 2018, and celebrated "henceforth on every Monday following Pentecost" (Magnificat, June 2019, p. 464). 
June 10, 2019 Read More

Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday of the Month

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 50 Those Working at a Distance or Traveling
Mass: Rev 22:1-7; Resp Ps 95 (1 Co 16:22b; see Rev 22:20c); Lk 21:34-36

Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy with carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.

December 01, 2018 Read More

Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639); Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday of the Month

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 27 The Abbess's Concern for the Excommunicated
Mass: Ph 1:18b-26; Resp Ps 42; Lk 14:1, 7-11


Life is Christ

A beautiful psalm for this First Saturday of the Month is today's responsory:

MY SOUL IS THIRSTING FOR THE LIVING GOD.
November 03, 2018 Read More
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