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“Without communion there is no mission”…Communion communicates mission….“Communion is the substance of mission”.  What are these words of Dom Mauro Giuseppe saying to us?  Is not the core of our mission as monastics communion, communion of heart and mind with God and one another?  There is a creative tension between the ‘I’ that has said ‘yes’ to God and this same ‘I’ that surrenders in the process of creating a ‘we’, a communion of persons who together are giving their lives to God and to building up a world where God’s love always has the final word.

March 07, 2022 Read More

SAINTS CORNELIUS AND CYPRIAN

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6Mass: 1 Timothy 1:15-17; Psalm 113; Luke 6:43-49
In Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy we hear some most comforting words; as Paul puts it, a saying that is “trustworthy and deserves full acceptance,” namely, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” With Saint Paul, I run to the front of the line, jumping up and down: “Of these I am the foremost!”
September 16, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 2:1-10; Ezekiel 33:7-9; Resp. Psalm 95; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20

It was during the celebration of Lauds this morning that a key to better understanding today’s Gospel came to me. As I inserted myself into the intimate dialogue between Father and Son in Psalm 50[51], it came through
September 10, 2017 Read More
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