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

Daily Lectio
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

Daily Lectio
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

Daily Lectio

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

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 16 The Hours of the Word of God During the DayMass: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Resp. Ps 19; Mt 25:31-46 A surprise snow fall at Redwoods today

THREE QUOTATIONS FOR REFLECTION:
Brethren and friends, let us never allow ourselves to misuse what has been given to us by God’s gift…Let us not labour to hea
February 19, 2018 Read More
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