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I have been reading Bonnie Thurston’s book, Shaped By the End You Live For. She quotes material from Thomas Merton that I have not read before and you will hear more of these pithy texts in a moment. I like to return to the ‘false self – true self’ dynamic that was important to Merton’s journey and to his understanding of monastic, contemplative life. Recalling our brief discussion several weeks ago I chose not to use the word ‘dichotomy’ in terms of the false self-true self relationship, so as not to give the sense that there is a split between these two realities.

May 10, 2020 Read More

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 22 Sleeping Arrangements for the CommunityMass: Ac 12:1-11; Resp Ps 34; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Shroud of Turin center
But who do you say that I am?
I remember Fr Tom Royce, SJ, of blessed memory. Fr Tom was kind enough to speak about Ignatian Spirituality in a class I taught on Christian Spir

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June 29, 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)


Like all days, today is a day to call upon the Lord in times of difficulty and frustratio
March 14, 2018 Read More

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-111 P 5:1-4; Resp. Ps 23; Mt 16:13-19 The Chair of Saint Peter, BerniniBeing Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea,but the encounter with an event, a person,which gives life a new horizon and decisive direction.(Pope Benedict XVI, Encycli
February 22, 2018 Read More

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

Daily Lectio
In other years: Our Lady of Lourdes
Readings of the day: RB 9 The Number of Psalms at the Night OfficeMass: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Resp. Psalm 32; 1 Co 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45
Mother Teresa ministering to the sickDo not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets;I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.(Mt 5:17
February 11, 2018 Read More
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