The Cost of Discipleship

Chapter Talks

When we each professed our monastic vows at our solemn profession, was not our ‘yes’ total? If we reflect on the ‘burning’ feeling in our hearts at that time, there was a strong affect and love within our ‘yes’; we were aware (at least I hope we were aware!) that our ‘yes’ was total, we were ready to give our all for the ‘pearl of great price’ (Mt 13:46).

June 28, 2020 Read More

Feast of Saint Andrew, one of the Twelve, Patron Saint of Scotland, Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland; and the Patron Saint of Fishermen!

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 49 The Observance of Lent Mass: Rm 10:9-18; Resp Ps 19; Mt 4:18-22

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

November 30, 2018 Read More

The Cup of Jesus

Chapter Talks

‘Can you drink the cup that I drink?  Can you be baptized with the baptism which I am baptized?’ (Mk 10:38).  These are Jesus’ words to his disciples and to each of us, his ‘would-be’ disciples’.  These two questions of Jesus are in response to the favor James and John are asking, the desire for personal glory.  In one sense or at one level there is nothing ‘wrong’ per se with this desire.  It comes down to the motivation of the heart, does it not?&
October 21, 2018 Read More

Feast of Saint Luke

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 14 The Celebration of Vigils on Feasts of Saints
Mass: 2 Tm 4:10b-17; Resp Ps 45; Lk 10:1-9


The Lord stood by me and gave me strength.
As Jesus spoke to Paul, Luke, and Mark, he also speaks to us in the Gospel Acclamation: 'I chose you from the world, to g
October 18, 2018 Read More

Opposites attract

Daily Lectio
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 36 Care of the Sick
Mass: Am 7:12-15; Resp Ps 85; Ep 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13


Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two.



Just think how much more ground the Twelve
July 15, 2018 Read More
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