Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Saint Paulinus of Nola (d. 431)Saints John Fisher and Thomas More (d. 1535)
Mallard ducks at home on the Mattole River
Readings of the day: RB 18:1-6 The Order for Reciting the PsalmsMass: 2 K 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Resp Ps 132; Mt 6:19-23
WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THER

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time: Saint Bede the Venerable (673-735)

Daily Lectio

Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary TimeSaint Bede the Venerable (673-735)
Readings of the day: RB 6 Restraint of SpeechMass: Jm 5:9-12; Resp Ps 103; Mk 10:1-12


N.B. This reflection closed a week-long retreat for a community of Benedictine monks.
Because of the hard

May 25, 2018 Read More

Third Sunday of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 61:1-5 Monastic Pilgrims from Far AwayMass: Ac 3:13-15, 17-19; Resp Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48  John Piper: Risen Christ at Emmaus   BUT WHOEVER KEEPS HIS WORD,THE LOVE OF GOD IS TRULY PERFECTED IN HIM.
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Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 53:1-15 The Reception of GuestsMass: Ac 3:1-10; Resp Ps 105; Lk 24:13-35


THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE;LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD.ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
One of my favorite lines in all of Sacred Scripture appears today: ‘Were not our hearts burning w

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April 04, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18Mass: Is 49:8-15; Resp Ps 145; Jn 5:17-30
I pray to you, O Lord, for a time of favor.In your great mercy, answer me, O God, with your salvation that never fails.(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)


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