An Attitude of Care

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“Contemplation…leads us to an attitude of care….,” says Pope Francis (September 16, 2020). Have you, have I ever thought that this is one important fruit of a contemplative practice? The ‘care’ Pope Francis is referring to is care for one another and care for creation. They belong together. If we just care for one another and don’t give the same care for creation, then, there is a ‘split’ in our caring. Our caring is not whole or complete.

October 18, 2020 Read More

Contemplative Prayer: Attending to the Heart

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“More than all else, keep watch over your heart, since here are the wellsprings of life” (Proverbs 4:23). What a remarkable text from Proverbs, a text we heard at our Morning Prayer on Thursday.  There is a paradox in this selection because the very next verse reads: “Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you

August 11, 2018 Read More

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Daily Lectio
Saint Peter Chantal (d. 1841)
Readings of the day: RB 70 The Presumption of Striking Another Monk at WillMass: Ac 13:44-52; Resp Ps 98; Jn 14:7-14


O CHOSEN PEOPLE, PROCLAIM THE MIGHTY WORKS OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT.(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)
O the mighty works God has
April 28, 2018 Read More

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
In other years: St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Readings of the day: RB 7:19-23Mass: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Resp. Psalm 95; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 St Thomas AquinasFor even if it is better to enlighten than merely to shine, soit is better to give to others the fruit of one’s contemplation than merely
January 28, 2018 Read More

Saints Simon and Jude

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 21Mass: Ephesians 2:19-22; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 6:12-16
JESUS WENT UP THE MOUNTAIN TO PRAY,AND HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN PRAYER TO GOD. The TransfigurationThis is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can
October 28, 2017 Read More
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