Third Sunday of Easter

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 61:1-5 Monastic Pilgrims from Far AwayMass: Ac 3:13-15, 17-19; Resp Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48  John Piper: Risen Christ at Emmaus   BUT WHOEVER KEEPS HIS WORD,THE LOVE OF GOD IS TRULY PERFECTED IN HIM.
The prayerful reading
April 15, 2018 Read More

Tuesday before Epiphany: Saints Basil the Great (d. 379) and Gregory Nazianzen (d. 390)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB Prol. 8-13Mass: 1 John 2:22-28; Resp. Psalm 98; John 1:19-28 Our Holy Father, St BenedictLet us get up, then, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say:It is high time for us to arise from sleep (Rom 13:11).Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears t
January 02, 2018 Read More

First Sunday of Advent 2017 - Awakening the Spark Within Us

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‘Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not’?  This is how Advent opens with the first reading from Isaiah (63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7).  Left to our selves we wander from the ways of God, our hearts become hardened almost unnoticed because we are living without much awareness of what is happening inside, within the heart.  Once we become aware and notice more, we may feel moved to cry out, ‘Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down
December 03, 2017 Read More

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 43:1-12Mass: 2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Resp. Psalm 3; Luke 19:1-10

Eleazar: He made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so declared that above all he would be
November 21, 2017 Read More

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 35:1-11Mass: Wisdom 6:12-16; Resp. Psalm 63; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13


Today’s readings made me think of triathlon. What does triathlon have to do with the spiritual life? More than one might think. Many may think that triathlon consists of three disciplines, namely, swimming, cycling, and running.
November 12, 2017 Read More
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