A Deeper Joy

Chapter Talks

“At all times the lifestyle of a monk ought to have a Lenten quality” (Benedict’s Rule, A Translation and Commentary, RB 49:1, Terrance Kardong, p.402).  Now this sounds heavy, does it not?  However, if we reflect more on chapter 49 of the Rule, we will see that Benedict has a healthy and profound theological perspective on Lent.

February 21, 2021 Read More

The First Sunday of Lent

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Father Peter McCarthy, OCSO, Abbot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey is visiting us for a few days from Oregon.  Today at Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Abbot Peter used a poem from Denise Levertov to frame his homily on the temptations of Christ and our temptations.

"Jesus comes to us through the holes in our lives, not through the filled places..."  Listen to Fr Peter's entire homily here.

March 10, 2019 Read More

First Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Property of the Monastery
Mass: Dt 26:4-10; Resp Ps 92; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.


In today's Angelus Address, the Holy Father related the three temptations Jesus faced in the desert to 'three paths the world proposes, promising great success.

March 10, 2019 Read More

Lent. A time to experience the Mercy of God

Chapter Talks

Pope Francis has asked that in this Jubilee Year “the season of Lent…be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy” (Lenten Message of Pope Francis, 2016).  This statement of the Pope caused me to ask:  What is the context for experiencing God’s mercy?  What demeanor or interior attitude do we need, which enables the mercy of G
February 18, 2016 Read More
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