Solemnity of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict (c.480-547)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: 
RB: Ch 33 Personal Possessions in the Monastery 
Mass: Pr 2:1-9; Ps 34; Ep 4:1-6 or Col 3:12-17; Lk 22:24-27 or Mt 19:27-29 or Mt 5:1-12a

Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.(RB Prologue 1)
In the apostoli
July 11, 2018 Read More

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 71 Mutual ObedienceMass: Ac 9:26-31; Resp Ps 22; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8


I AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE VINE GROWER.HE TAKES AWAY EVERY BRANCH IN ME THAT DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT,AND EVERY ONE THAT DOES HE PRUNES SO THAT
April 29, 2018 Read More

Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947): Former Slave, Canossian Sister

Daily Lectio
Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947): Former Slave, Canossian Sister, Nurse during WWI and WWIISaint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537): Universal Patron of Abandoned Children and Orphans
Sr Bakhita, center

Readings of the day: RB 7:60-61Mass: 1 Kings 11:4-13; Resp. Psalm 106; Mark 7:24-30
Humbly welcome the word
February 08, 2018 Read More

Saint Paul Miki and Companions (d. 1597)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 7:56-58Mass: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30; Resp. Psalm 84; Mark 7:1-13

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine human precepts.
Here, Jesus quotes the Prophet Isaiah in response to more calculated questioning. A response as
February 06, 2018 Read More

Feast of Saints Robert, Alberic and Stephen, Founders of Citeaux

Daily Lectio
Robert Molesme (First Abbot of Cîteaux, d. 1110), Alberic (Robert’s successor, d. 1109), and Stephen Harding (Alberic's successor, d. 1134): Cistercian Abbots of Cîteaux


Readings of the day: RB 7:5-9Mass for celebration of the Cistercian Abbots: Sirach 44:1, 10-15; Resp. Psalm 115; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-16; Mark 10:2
January 26, 2018 Read More
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