Liturgical Prayer

Quarantine Peace

Posted on January 16, 2021
Quarantine Peace
There is cause for rejoicing here. You may for a time have to suffer the distress of many trials; but this is so that your faith, which is more precious than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold,...

Listen. Act. Do not delay.

Posted on November 14, 2020
During the first year of the reign of Darius, Daniel tells us that he was “perusing the scriptures, counting over the number of years – as revealed by God to the prophet Jeremiah – that were to pass before the...

Providing comfort

Posted on November 7, 2020
A part of Sunday Morning Prayer is Psalm 63:2-9 O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting. My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water. So I gaze on you in the...

The power to uplift

Posted on October 31, 2020
Liturgy has the power to uplift, as was experienced recently by all involved when the annual Oblate Commitment Ceremony, a part of Evening Praise, was broadcast to our oblates near and far via Zoom. Anticipation...

Giving thanks

Posted on October 10, 2020
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want...

More than satisfy

Posted on August 29, 2020
We do not know the time when the earth and humanity will reach their completion, nor do we know the way in which the universe will be transformed. The world as we see it ... is passing away ... but we are assured...

All these paths at once

Posted on August 22, 2020
I took a sneak peak at the Office of Readings for next week and was quickly distracted by something there. It was the kind of distraction when you have the time and space to indulge, to go off on a tangent and read...

The way of light II

Posted on August 8, 2020
Sun at camp
The following are excerpts 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. Share with your neighbor whatever you have...

Path of life

Posted on July 11, 2020
Blessings to you on this, the Feast of Saint Benedict This past week brought the Benedictine Spirituality Workshop and Retreat, available to Scholastics in Initial Monastic Formation who are discerning entrance into...

In Christ’s prayer

Posted on June 27, 2020
Just before Evening Prayer recently I was reading about the gifts of the Liturgy of the Hours (aka The Office), about how they go both ways. God gifts us with breath, voice, and the desire to seek him. In turn we gift...

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