Liturgical Prayer

Scholastica by moonlight

Posted on February 8, 2020
Scholastica by moonlight
The Feast of Saint Scholastica is celebrated February 10. The following contains excerpts from Chapter 33 of Life and Miracles of Saint Benedict, Book Two of The Dialogues by Pope Saint Gregory the Great....

Simple and steady, loud and true

Posted on January 11, 2020
One of the best ministry assignments in our community, often experienced during the novitiate, is known as Infirmary Breakfast. Indeed it consists of preparing and serving breakfast to the sisters who reside in the...

Feed on goodness

Posted on December 7, 2019
The following is an excerpt from a sermon written by Saint Benard, abbot (1090 - 1153 AD). It is a part of the Office of Readings for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent. Keep God's word in this way: Let it enter...

Unwavering in hope

Posted on November 16, 2019
peace crane
The following includes excerpts from Gaudium et spes, a document of the Second Vatican Council promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965. It is part of the Office of Readings for Monday of the Thirty-First Week...

Open my lips

Posted on November 9, 2019
Office book
“O God, open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise.” These words are a part of the Invitatory which should begin the whole sequence of daily prayer -- that would be at Lauds (Morning Prayer) or the Office of...

Laudes Creaturarum

Posted on October 19, 2019
Sunset at Shades Beach in March
A few weeks ago we celebrated the feast day of one Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, better known as Saint Francis of Assisi (1182 – 1226 A.D.). Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and he...

Go into your room

Posted on October 12, 2019
Office book
The following includes excerpts from a treatise on Cain and Abel written by Saint Ambrose, bishop (339 - 397 AD). It is a part of the Office of Readings for Monday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time. In his...

Light on the Word

Posted on August 31, 2019
Light on the Word
A few words about … Liturgy of the Word For both Jews and Christians Sacred Scripture is an essential part of their respective liturgies. § 1096 The liturgical celebration always refers to God's saving...

The way of light

Posted on August 24, 2019
Office book
The following is an excerpt from a letter attributed to Barnabas (died 61 AD). It is a part of the Office of Readings for Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Accept as a blessing whatever comes your...

The Suscipe

Posted on August 17, 2019
Jubilee 2014
Chapter 58 of the Rule of Benedict tells us about the use of a certain prayer during the ritual of profession. As is often the case, this prayer is named after its first word in Latin – here Suscipe -- which means ‘...


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