Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Sing to God, chant praise to his name: whose name is the Lord.


In today's reading from the Book of Sirach, the author tells us front and center to conduct our affairs with humility. Furthermore, those that are greater by way of having more gifts, more opportunities, more privileges and the like should humble themselves all the more. In the Gospel, Jesus relates the parable of those invited to a wedding banquet. Jesus tells us to take the lowest place, not the place of honor, for "the one who humbles himself with be exalted."
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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

In other years: Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Unlawful Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 27:4-7; Resp Ps 92; 1 Co 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I am thinking of a boss I had nearly 30 years ago; a woman I still call the best boss I ever had. There was something that stood out among her many qualities. Although I would not have used the word humility then, I use it now. She had the humility and wisdom to surround herself with people who were strong where she was weak.
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Prepare the Way

Chapter Talks

The Second Sunday of Advent opens with the cry of John the Baptist out of the wilderness: ‘Prepare the Way’. This cry is intended to pierce our hearts so that we may be ready for the new unfolding life of ‘the God who is to come’.

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Tuesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 30 The Correction of Young Children
Mass: Ph 2:5-11; Resp Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24


Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus.
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Monday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Ph 2:1-4; Resp Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14


Do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors. 
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