Pope St Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church (540-604)

Daily Lectio
Happy Labor Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 14-20
Mass: 1 Co 2:1-5; Resp Ps 119; Lk 4:16-30


But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

Today's offering includes related quotations for your reflection, on the theme of silence, listening, and
September 03, 2018 Read More

Silence - the Womb of the Word

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“Through God’s Word the monastics are trained in a discipline of heart and action to be responsive to the Holy Spirit and so attain purity of heart and a continual mindfulness of God’s presence” (CST 2). This is a profound statement given right at the beginning of our Order’s Constitutions, which explicate the ‘nature an

August 26, 2018 Read More

Saturday of Holy Week (Holy Saturday)

Daily Lectio

Reading of the day: RB 49 How Lent Should Be Observed in the Monastery


Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still becau

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March 31, 2018 Read More

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 44 The Reconciliation of Those ExcommunicatedMass: Ezk 37:21-28; Resp Ps (Jr 31); Jn 11:45-56


‘Lazarus, come out!’(Jn 11:43)
Before we get today’s Gospel scene we find Jesus visiting his friends Martha and Mary in Bethany (Jn 11:1-44).
March 24, 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
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