57th Annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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Prayer for Discernment

LORD, help me:
   TO boldly take charge of my life, aim for the most beautiful and profound things, and keep my heart pure.
   TO respond to your call, with the aid of wise and generous guides, and realize a proper plan for my life to achieve true happiness.
   TO  dream great dreams and
always have a concern for the
good of others.
   TO  stand with you at the foot
of the cross and receive the gift
of your mother.
   TO  witness to your Resurrection and the hope
that it brings.
   TO  be aware that you are at
my side as I joyously proclaim
you as Lord. Amen.

                  — Pope Francis

Commemorate the 57th Annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations by reading the Pope's message. (click "Read More)

May 03, 2020 Read More

Prayer, Itself, is Obedience

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I begin with these words of Thomas Merton: “Prayer itself is obedience. Our deepest obedience takes place when we pray. Prayer is an act of surrender; it is essentially an act of surrender to God’s love” (quoted in: Shaped By the End You Live For, Bonnie Thurston, p.73). These words of Merton were written at the end of his life and should give us great pause for reflection. What does it mean that ‘our deepest obedience’ happens when we pray’?

May 03, 2020 Read More

LA RECongress 2020

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See you at Anaheim! Trappist West: Monks and Nuns - Anaheim Convention Center - February 21 -23, 2020.  

February 17, 2020 Read More

Religious Education Congress 2019

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Thirsting for Justice was the theme of this year’s Religious Education Congress, an annual event held in the Anaheim Convention Center and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Congress offered more than 300 workshops presented by 200 speakers and welcomed over 40,000 attendees during a three-day period.

April 14, 2019 Read More

Saint Barnabas (d. c.63)

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 8 The Divine Office at NightMass: Ac 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Resp Ps 98; Mt 10:7-13 or Mt 5:1-12


Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals or walking stick.
Inspired by St Barnabas’s commitment and dedication to serving the Lord and
June 11, 2018 Read More
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