The Samaritan's Faith

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Today’s gospel is the healing of the ten lepers (Lk 17:11-19).  There are several themes that one can draw out of this gospel.  One being ‘thanksgiving’ and how gratitude keeps the heart wide open as it acknowledges the extravagant gifts of God upon us, especially in our need.  The gospel concludes with Jesus addressing the one leper who returned to offer thanksgiving for the healing he received.  Jesus’ reply is telling us something very important on this journey of faith that we are all on. 

October 09, 2022 Read More

Gratitude

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Fr. Ronald Rolheiser wrote: “Gratitude is more important even than love because anything which does not take its root in gratitude will be self-serving and manipulative in some way.  Only when we give of ourselves to others because we are grateful for how we have been blessed—only then will our love flow out as pure and as not demanding something in return.  When we are not acting out of gratitude, we may be well-intentioned and outwardly generous in our actions, but we will not be truly acting in love” (Give Us This Day, November 2019, p.298-299). 

November 25, 2019 Read More

Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 24 Degrees of Excommunication
Mass: Ep 6:1-9; Resp Ps 145; Lk 13:22-30


Our Lady of the Redwoods
Please rejoice with and pray for us as we celebrate the 56th Anniversary of the Foundation of Redwoods Abbey.

We praise God with two of our founding sist
October 31, 2018 Read More

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Lectio Divina
Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Ignatius of Loyola (d. 1556)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 49 How Lent Should Be Observed in the Monastery
Mass: Jr 14:17-22; Resp Ps 79; Mt 13:36-43


Just as an excessive preoccupation over the needs of the body is blameworthy, so too a p
July 31, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

INDEPENDENCE DAY
E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, One)
Readings of the day: RB 27 The Abbess’s Care for the ExcommunicatedMass: (Suggested for Independence Day) Is 9:1-6/Ph 4:6-9; Resp Ps 72; Mt 5:1-12a(For Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time) Am 5:14-15, 21-24
July 04, 2018 Read More
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