Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:30-32
Mass: Heb 1:1-6; Resp Ps 97; Mk 1:14-20

Let all his angels worship him.

Welcome to Ordinary Time!

St Mark is clear. John is arrested. Jesus goes to Galilee and proclaims the gospel of God: 'This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.' The Lord passes by, saying to some fishermen, 'Come after me'. They follow him. It seems to me a good way to begin Ordinary Time. Repent. Believe. Follow.

January 15, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 16 The Hours of the Work of God During the Day
Mass: GN 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Resp Ps 29; Mk 8:14-21

The waters of the flood came upon the earth.


Jesus has a question: Are your hearts hardened?

February 19, 2019 Read More

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:44-62
Mass: Is 62:1-5; Resp Ps 96; 1 Co 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11

Fill the jars with water.


Thoughts are random. First, about today's Gospel:

It is a feminine trait to listen, to receive, to watch. Perhaps that is why more women pray than men. Perhaps it is why among contemplatives there are more women than men-it is the 'feminine' which listens and waits. It is a feminine trait, also, to see, to observe. The wine has run out. Mary notices, and being a woman she has a practical mind.
(Basil Hume, Searching for God)
DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.

January 20, 2019 Read More

Saint Agnes, martyr (d. ca.304)

Daily Lectio

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:63-78
Mass: Heb 5:1-10; Resp Ps 110; Mk 2:18-22

The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

January 21, 2019 Read More

Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947); Saint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537)

Daily Lectio

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Heb 13:1-8; Resp Ps 27; Mk 6:14-29

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

February 09, 2019 Read More
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