What Do Our Words Say About Us?

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The first reading from Sirach for today’s liturgy says: “The fruit of a tree shows the care it has had; so too does one’s speech disclose the bent of one’s mind” (24:6). Our speech, our words are revelatory.  Do not our words show the care of heart and soul that they have had?  Our words reveal how silent or quiet we are inside.  Interior silence brings wisdom, compassion, mercy, even fruitfulness to our words.  Behind the words we utter we get a sense of ourselves, our true selves.  And this self is in process, always growing, a self that is always being converted to becoming more Christ-like in demeanor and in action.

February 27, 2022 Read More

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6 Calling the Community for CounselMass: Ac 22:30; 23:6-11; Resp Ps 16; Jn 17:20-26

In the monastery no one is to follow her own heart’s desire, nor shall anyone presume to contend with her abbess defiantly, or outside the monastery.(RB 3:8)
It is thought-provoking to read today’s passage from
May 17, 2018 Read More

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Lectio Divina
World Communications Day

Readings of the day: RB 16-22Mass: Ac 1:11-14; Resp Ps 47; Ep 1:17-23 or Ep 4:1-13; Mk 16:15-20
The Ascension of Christ (detail) from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese, 
AS THE DISCIPLES WERE LOOKING ON, JESUS WAS LIFTED UP. 
I share a passage
May 13, 2018 Read More

Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 61:6-14Mass: Ac 6:8-15; Resp Ps 119; Jn 6:22-29


STEPHEN, FILLED WITH GRACE AND POWER,
WAS WORKING GREAT WONDERS AND SIGNS AMONG THE PEOPLE.
THEY COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE WISDOM
AND THE SPIRIT WITH WHICH HE SPOKE.

Let us ask
April 16, 2018 Read More
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