Creating a Community of Care

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“To sorrow in the suffering of the world together may be what we need to embrace now, something beyond hope, deeper than hope, which is to honor our grief of a changing world. . . Rather than anchoring our hope beyond the struggle, always projecting ahead, perhaps locating joy within the struggle through our full presence can be our essential gesture at this moment in time.  To feel the pain of now and not look away.  To act not with the hope of moving forward, always forward, but to see the wisdom of stepping sideways as we create a different space, a more conscious space in the direction of pause, where we can breathe and gather ourselves so we can gather others around us and create a community of care, even within our own families, especially our own families” (Erosion, at 273). I find these words of the writer Terry Tempest Williams profound and not unfitting for this 32nd Sunday’s liturgy where we are encouraged to stay awake, to be present, to be ready for the encounter with the Lord. She is saying that our tendency, way too often, is to project forward, especially to project our hope forward…always forward and the suggestion is that perhaps we do this when we are clearly not ready.

November 08, 2020 Read More

Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth, or Last, Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 48:22-25
Mass: Rev 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a; Resp Ps 100 (Rev 19:9a); Lk 21:20-28

Stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.
Dear friends, thoughts and words escape me. Below you will find words from Pope Francis, from his homily this morning at Casa Santa Maria.

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November 29, 2018 Read More

Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

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Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor (1033-1109) St Anselm of Canterbury

Readings of the day: RB 64:7-22Mass: Ac 9:31-42; Resp Ps 116; Jn 6:60-69
THEY TURNED TO THE LORD.MANY CAME TO BELIEVE IN THE LORD.
O God, let me know you and love you so that I may
April 21, 2018 Read More

Monday within the Octave of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 51 Those on Local Errands or WorkMass: Ac 2:14, 22-33; Resp. Ps 16; Mt 28:8-15Bartolommeo Bulgarini, Saint Mary Magdalen, circa 1350–1360 THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE;
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD.ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
MARY MAGDALENE AND THE OTHER MARY WENT AWAY QUICKLY FROM THE TOMB, FEARFUL YET OVERJOYED, AND RAN TO ANNOUNCE THE NEWS TO HIS DISCIPLES. 
As we contemplate Christ’s empty tomb,let
April 02, 2018 Read More

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 48:22-25The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Is 52:13:53:12; Resp Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42 One - For All  Joyce BellLook upon Christ crucified:

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