Giving from our Poverty

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The gospel of this Sunday offers a paradox:  giving from one’s poverty is praised over giving from one’s abundance.  Let us apply this to ourselves.  What does it mean for each of us to give from our poverty?  And what is that ‘poverty’ within each of our lives?

November 07, 2021 Read More

Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 5:1-13Mass: Jm 4:13-17; Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3; Mk 9:38-40

Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!(Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3)
Pope Francis writes about this Beatitude and its relationship to holines
May 23, 2018 Read More

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

Lectio Divina

Readings of the day: RB 48:1-9Mass: Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:1-4
She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.
The magnanimity of the poor widow makes me questionwhether or not I’ve given up everything to follow Christ.
There but for the grace of God go I.

November 27, 2017 Read More

Saint John of Capistrano

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-11; Resp. Psalm (Luke 1); Luke 12:13-21
Too much stuff? Do not fear, storage is here—mini-warehouses, self-storage, mini-storage, storage containers, public storage—storage everywhere! Today’s gospel makes me think of all the stuff we have accumulated. There’s clutter here and clutter there; now we’ve nowhere to put it. I recently lived near a new housing development. On weekends the neighborhood was part of my running route. It was amazing how many houses could be buil
October 23, 2017 Read More
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