A Season of Gratitude


"Love, genuine love, is liberated through gratitude."  

Sr. Kathy DeVico, Chapter Talk for the Feast of Christ the King, 

Every year at Thanksgiving we pause to reflect deeply on the  blessings we have received: the myriad ways God has touched us individually, communally, and as extended community to our family, friends and well-wishers.

December 01, 2019 Read More


Chapter Talks

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser wrote: “Gratitude is more important even than love because anything which does not take its root in gratitude will be self-serving and manipulative in some way.  Only when we give of ourselves to others because we are grateful for how we have been blessed—only then will our love flow out as pure and as not demanding something in return.  When we are not acting out of gratitude, we may be well-intentioned and outwardly generous in our actions, but we will not be truly acting in love” (Give Us This Day, November 2019, p.298-299). 

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Thanksgiving Day; Saint Cecilia (early Christian martyr)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:13-19
For Thanksgiving Day: Si 50:22-24; 1 Co 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19
For Ferial Day: Rev 5:1-10; Resp Ps 149; Lk 19:41-44

And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth.

November 22, 2018 Read More

Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)

Daily Lectio
Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18 :1-6 The Order for Reciting the Psalms
Mass: Ep 2:1-10; Resp Ps 100; Lk 12:13-21

We are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.
October 22, 2018 Read More

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 60 The Admission of Priests into the MonasteryMass: Ac 6:1-7; Resp Ps 33; Jn 6:16-21

It had already grown dark, and Jesus had no
April 14, 2018 Read More
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