The Gift of Selfless Service

Chapter Talks

We want ‘glory’ but there is a cost.  This is the essential message of today’s gospel.  Jesus is addressed by James and John, two of his disciples, as ‘teacher’…and they add, “We want you to do for us whatever we ask of you” (Mk 10:35-45).  

October 17, 2021 Read More

Feast of All Saints of the Benedictine Family; Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:12-18

Mass:
For Feast: Is 61:9-11; Resp Ps 88; Jn 15:1-8
For Ferial Day: Tt 2:1-8, 11-14; Resp Ps 37; Lk17:7-10


Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the of your heart.

November 13, 2018 Read More

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
National Vocations Week

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 The Treatment of Those Who Relapse
Mass: Dt 6:2-6; Resp Ps 18; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 12:28b-34


He is the One and there is no other than he.
In recent days, I have been reflecting on what are the best aspects of
November 04, 2018 Read More

The Cup of Jesus

Chapter Talks

‘Can you drink the cup that I drink?  Can you be baptized with the baptism which I am baptized?’ (Mk 10:38).  These are Jesus’ words to his disciples and to each of us, his ‘would-be’ disciples’.  These two questions of Jesus are in response to the favor James and John are asking, the desire for personal glory.  In one sense or at one level there is nothing ‘wrong’ per se with this desire.  It comes down to the motivation of the heart, does it not?&
October 21, 2018 Read More

All is gift!

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day
RB: Ch 34 Fair Provision for the Needs of All
Mass: Ho 11:1-4, 8c-9; Resp Ps 80; Mt 10:7-15


Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. 
Jesus' words to the Apostles are a good reminder for us. All is gift. Our talents, gifts, or 'skill sets' if your
July 12, 2018 Read More
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